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Blacktown International Sportspark keeps score with Panasonic LED Video

Blacktown International Sportspark keeps score with Panasonic LED Video
July 4, 2013

Blacktown City Council has invested in a Panasonic LED Video Scoreboard at its flagship sports venue Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney, which has been impressing spectators with stunningly sharp images of all the sporting action at the Sportspark's AFL/Cricket Centre.

Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney, formerly Blacktown Olympic Park, was developed as a major playing and training venue for Athletics, Baseball and Softball for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. AFL, Cricket, Football and the International Goalkeepers Academy have joined the venue since and the facilities now attract half a million visitors each year.

The Council selected Panasonic through an open yender process with the aim to provide a first class scoreboard and screen at the 10,000 capacity AFL/Cricket Stadium. The venuehad previously used a scoreboard without any video capabilities.

The screen is an affordable, reliable and accurate solution for stadium operators to install, as it does not require a dedicated operator or technical staff on hand to reconfigure it for each sporting event.

Panasonic and the system integrator have created a template for modes such as AFL, cricket and concert. Selection of this is a one-click process, allowing administration staff to simply switch the screen on and select the correct mode to operate in.

Blacktown Venue Management Ltd, Council's managing agent for the Sportspark, are very happy with the new scoreboard.

As Blacktown Venue Management Chairman Len Robinson explains tThe most important feature of the LED Video Scoreboard to Blacktown International Sportspark, for us, is functionality.

"The Scoreboard has added greatly to the all-round venue experience through its ability to run video, images and configurations for both requirements of AFL and Cricket score keeping."

At 77.4 metre2, the immense space afforded by this screen makes it possible for live action to be displayed at the same time as advertising, sponsorship information, scores and player statistics, without disrupting the viewer's experience of the game.

Explaining the screen's capabilities, Panasonic Australia National Projects Manager - AV&IT Mark Wong states "the screen offers the same capabilities as international stadiums in terms of the level of scoring that can be displayed.

"All the scorer has to do on the day, for example, a cricket match, is to enter the scores into templates and the software ensures the information appears in the correct place on the screen.

"The superior technology of these screens ensures excellent outdoor viewing, thanks to the bright LED display and the 140-degree viewing angle that allows every person in the stadium to have the 'best seat in the house."

The LED Screen is outdoor IP65 rated with an operating temperature of between -10 and 45°C and is perfect for bright, outdoor conditions and changeable weather. The screen employs LED technology with over 281 trillion colours and a 7,680 hertz refresh rate for a vivid, clear and flicker-free display of broadcast footage.

For more information on the Panasonic range of professional display products contact 132 600,


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