New York Yankees Choose Mitsubishi Electric
Diamond Vision™ for New Stadium
Installation continues 25-year tradition in the Bronx
WARRENDALE, Penn., –March 26, 2008 – The New York Yankees have selected Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision™ to provide the main center field, high-definition video-scoreboard display for the new Yankee Stadium, scheduled to open for the 2009 season.
This installation continues the long-standing relationship between the New York Yankees and Mitsubishi Electric, which in 1983 installed one of the first Diamond Vision™ video displays in Major League Baseball. The Yankees organization felt the exceptional performance of Diamond Vision™ over the past 25 years and Mitsubishi Electric’s proven experience with large-scale, true high-definition LED displays merited continuing the Mitsubishi Electric tradition in the new stadium.
Mitsubishi Electric is the leader in supplying high-definition large scale video displays and the Yankees’ new scoreboard will be the first true high-def LED display in Major League Baseball using Mitsubishi Electric’s high-density Diamond Vision™ AVL-ODQ8 LED product. Mitsubishi Electric’s unique Q-Series display will provide Yankees fans with stunning HD imagery and allow for the display of up to four simultaneous 1080 HD images.
“The Yankees are thrilled to have a Diamond Vision scoreboard in the new Yankee Stadium,” said Lonn Trost, the Yankees chief operating officer. “We’ve had Diamond Vision displays for nearly 25 years, and are excited about opening the new ballpark with the latest technology available.”
The Diamond Vision™ scoreboard has 8,601,600 LED lamps and is nearly 101 feet wide and 59 feet tall, producing 5,925 square-feet of brilliant, high-definition display area. The display will be driven by Mitsubishi Electric’s state-of-the-art DSC2 Digital Display Controller, providing picture-in-picture type technology with the flexibility to show one large 1080 HD image, several HD images, messages, scoring or other data simultaneously. By comparison, the scoreboard in use today at Yankees Stadium measures 24.9-inches X 32.8-inches with 486,400 LED lamps. The new Diamond Vision will be flanked by matrix signage supplied by Daktronics, Inc.
About Diamond Vision™
Mitsubishi Electric, the Official Large Outdoor Video Display Provider of the PGA TOUR, was the first company to introduce large-scale video display boards for the 1980 Major League Baseball All-Star game at Dodger Stadium. Since then, Mitsubishi Electric has been recognized as the leader in visually stunning displays for sports facilities, advertising, entertainment and commercial applications.
Recent record-setting installations include baseball’s largest high-definition display at Turner Field in Atlanta; the first 32:9 ratio HD scoreboard at AT&T Park in San Francisco; Times Square’s first HD display at MTV studios; traffic-stopping marquees at Bally’s and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; a massive 11-screen display at Times Square in New York City; and the largest indoor HD screen in North America, the 34- x 110-foot screen at the Colosseum in Las Vegas. Mitsubishi Electric also created and installed the world’s largest LED video display, a 37’ x 218’, 8,000-square foot LED board at Tokyo Race Course.
Diamond Vision™ Systems’ US operations are headquartered in Warrendale, PA. Diamond Vision™ is a division of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan. For more information about Diamond Vision™, visit http://www.diamond-vision.com.
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