Jacksonville Jaguars Tap Abekas to Drive NFL’s Largest Displays

The Jacksonville Jaguars have installed two Abekas 8K Mira Production servers. Each 8K Abekas Mira Production server drives one of two 60’ high and 362’ wide LED HD displays – the largest displays in the world.  Incorporated into broadcast operations upgrades at EverBank Field, the two 8K Mira Production servers are part of a larger commitment to Abekas multi-channel video servers which includes three, eight-channel Abekas Mira Instant Replay servers and an eight-channel Mira Production server.  

The 8K Mira Production servers were designed to support the resolution of the new displays, 7680 x 1080 and can record and play back Ultra HD 8K video and key clips. Graphical elements containing video or video+key are imported via the Mira import tools and stored in the Mira for instantaneous playback.  The Mira servers can be controlled from the Mira Explorer graphical user interface or seamlessly integrated into the production switcher.

“When we decided to put in the world’s largest displays, we wanted to have the ability to show highly sophisticated and well produced content to engage and delight our fans,” said Hussain Naqi, Senior Vice President Fan Engagement for the Jaguars. “Since there was no production server on the market with the resolution and capabilities we wanted, we asked Abekas to develop this system for us and they came through with flying colors. The new Mira servers have met all our requirements at a reasonable cost.  We were most impressed with Mira’s simple and elegant workflow which makes all the difference in achieving our look on the big displays.”

“The 8K resolution and the associated workflow is a demanding application for any video server and we are very pleased that we have been able to meet the Jaguars’ requirements and that they have made such a strong commitment to the Mira family of multi-channel video servers,” said Junaid Sheikh, CEO, Abekas. “This is our first NFL team and an amazing showcase for us.”

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