Featured Project: Daktronics Installs the First 2.5-MM Centerhung Screens In Sports

Daktronics was able to affix the new screens to the existing centerhung structure.

Brookings, South Dakota-based LED display manufacturer Daktronics recently installed the first 2.5-millimeter centerhung video display at the TD Garden in Boston, making it the tightest pixel pitch on a centerhung display in all of sports.

The centerhung’s upgrade includes four new main video screens retrofitted into the existing structure to bring an overhauled viewing experience, the company says. Each display features 4.5 million pixels and physically measures 13′ x 23′.

“The tight, 2.5-millimeter pixel pitch of their centerhung screens position TD Garden as innovators in the use of LED technology in sports venues,” says Daktronics president and CEO, Reece Kurtenbach. “We’re proud to work with TD Garden on their venue upgrade efforts.”

The centerhung improvements come on the heels of 30 LED displays being installed in 2018 in entrance/exit doorways along the seating fascia. These displays also featured the tight 2.5-millimeter line spacing for high-resolution imagery.

The new technology adds to the existing LED displays Daktronics had previously installed at the venue, including two LED digital billboards and two 360-degree ribbon boards along the seating fascia.

“Our game presentation enhancements are some of the most exciting parts of TD Garden’s significant ‘Legendary Transformation’ this year,” says Lorraine Spadaro, vice president of technology at TD Garden. “The complete overhaul of the HDX screens significantly enhances the clarity and quality of game presentation and brings 4K quality video to our guests.”

Daktronics’ Show Control System integrates the LED displays together for TD Garden. The system provides a combination of display control software, video processing, data integration and playback hardware that allows for relatively easy operation, it says.

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