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Panasonic Installs New LED Boards for University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jerry Richardson Stadium powers up new displays for the 49ers

 

Charlotte, NC, November 1, 2013 – Panasonic Eco Solutions North America announced that it finished installing two new LED video display boards in the Jerry Richardson Stadium at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in time for their new team, the 49ers, to take the field for its inaugural game and claim victory over the Campbell Camels. The installation includes a main and field-level video boards.

 

“Many never thought they would see the day that UNC Charlotte would take to the field for a 49er football game, but when it came, we couldn’t have anticipated the excitement that filled the air”, said Darin Spease, Sr. Associate Athletic Director. “With the new video displays installed by Panasonic, our fans were treated to a “big-time” experience, giving them a game day feel that rivaled any in the country.”

 

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university with an enrollment of more than 26,000 students. The 1,000-acre campus has been upgraded to include a number of new buildings and facilities, including the recently completed Jerry Richardson Stadium. The stadium has a capacity of 15,314 and was finalized in the summer of 2012. The new football program is the result of grassroots efforts via student government initiatives which resulted in the team’s first kickoff in 2013. The addition of stadium amenities, including the new LED video boards, was among other final preparations in advance of the team’s home opener.

 

For the main LED video board, Panasonic installed a 20mm pixel pitch display that is 42 feet wide and 28.3 feet tall. The field level LED video board features a 16mm pixel pitch and measures at 37.8 feet wide by 3.1 feet tall. The highly visible displays were part of a larger solution designed by Panasonic which also included timing and scoring systems with a locker room clock, a state-of-the-art video playback system and a video production system that incorporates cameras, a switcher, an intercom and audio. The complete solution will enable the University to configure unique content for events.

 

“Panasonic was proud to be a part of the excitement surrounding the opening season of the Charlotte 49er football program,” said Richard Ballard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “We provided a solution to help the University engage and thrill spectators during football games or other activities, offering crisp, sharp images for graphics and videos to enhance the viewing experience.”

 

About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Panasonic Corporation was recently ranked number four in Interbrand’s “Best Global Green Brands 2013”, moving up two spots from number six, becoming the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. Panasonic Eco Solutions develops and provides customized and integrated technology-based system solutions for enterprise customers in a variety of industries such as sports, entertainment and digital outdoor. Additionally, the company supplies renewable energy and energy-efficiency solutions to corporate and public sector organizations. For more information visit: http://us.panasonic.com and http://us.panasonic.com/business/pesna/.

 

Editorial Contacts

Dan Unger                   201-392-4571              dan.unger@us.panasonic.com

           

 

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