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Thursday
Mar152012

Seahawks and Sounders FC Install New Video Boards at CenturyLink Field

Renton, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC announced today that new video boards have been installed in the end zones of CenturyLink Field. A Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision® ODX8 screen has been installed at the north end and a Mitsubishi Electric ODT10 Surface Mounted Device (SMD) display has been installed in the south end of the stadium. Mitsubishi Electric Power Products' Diamond Vision Systems Division is the first to bring SMD technology to the NFL market.

"Seahawks and Sounders FC fans will see enhanced clarity and color on the new Mitsubishi video boards at CenturyLink Field," said Seahawks and Sounders FC president Peter McLoughlin. "The upgrade in technology reinforces our commitment to provide the best possible game day experience and amenities for our fans."

The new video boards will give fans and event attendees a level of Diamond Vision large-scale display technology that has long been used to create higher pixel density than traditional LED lamps. The result is sharper, crisper images. It will be the highest pixel density display installed in the NFL stadium market. The new video boards are the same size and layout as the previous boards: in the north end, approximately 44 feet wide by 50 feet high and in the south end, approximately 84 feet wide by 24 feet high.

"Mitsubishi Electric Power Products' Diamond Vision is again part of another industry first, and our advanced LED products are fulfilling the vision that the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC have for their stadium and fans," said Todd Stih, Diamond Vision national sales manager.

The Seahawks and Sounders FC also became one of the first professional teams to feature a 16mm outdoor surface mount Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision LED display at field level. The three-foot tall LED array surrounds approximately 460 feet of the field perimeter, including one sideline and both endlines.

The LED array features sponsor graphics, statistical templates and team animations; it is operated through CenturyLink Field's existing VisionSOFT system, which currently controls the stadium's LED fascia displays during Seattle Seahawks home games and other live events. The patent-pending VisionSOFT interface will enable the field perimeter signage and the existing fascia system to instantaneously synchronize, delivering single uncompressed images or multiple graphics throughout the stadium.

For more information, visit the team websites or CenturyLinkField.com.

About Diamond Vision® Displays

The first Diamond Vision board premiered at the 1980 MLB All Star Game in Los Angeles. Recent record-setting installations include baseball's largest high-definition display at Turner Field in Atlanta; Times Square's first HD display at MTV studios; traffic-stopping marquees at Bally's and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; the largest indoor HD screen in North America, the 34 x 110-foot screen at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace; and the world's largest 1080p, HD video display at Cowboys Stadium. Diamond Vision screens score more than 40 PGA TOUR events each year as the Official Large Outdoor Video Display Provider of the PGA TOUR.

Headquartered in Warrendale, Pa., Diamond Vision Systems Division is a division of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. For more information about Diamond Vision products, visit http://www.diamond-vision.com or call 724/778-3185.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products is a US affiliate of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Diamond Vision is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

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