Panasonic creates scoreboard and more for IMG

November 14, 2013 

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is providing IMG Academy with a complete scoreboard and jumbo video monitor for its a multi-sport complex.

The project includes a variety of systems; some of the installations have already been completed and are being utilized for events in the complex. The project is expected to be fully completed early next year.

"Panasonic is providing us with a customized solution that we feel will allow us to truly create the best stage possible that not only helps athletes feel good about their own performance, but allows spectators to feel like they are a part of the action," said Chip McCarthy, IMG Academy Vice President of Finance and Operations.

The complex has been designed to serve as the home venue for the IMG Academy football, lacrosse, and soccer programs, as well as the new track and field program. Panasonic will be installing a system that includes a main LED video display along with auxiliary scoreboards, locker and play clocks, a custom audio and video head end system, as well as a complete control system.

The free-standing main scoreboard includes a 29-feet-by-19-feet 20mm LED video display, a 4-foot-tall fixed-digit scoreboard below the video display, and large speakers mounted on both sides of the display. A second fixed-digit scoreboard measuring 63-feet-wide by 4-feet-tall will be installed on top of the new field house once it is completed early next year. The video display is highly visible to athletes and spectators, and operated by a video and audio production system that includes three video cameras, a production switching, computer graphics, instant replay, and an audio system.

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