Finally made it back down to the entry mez area (where the Trib All-Time Team setup is going to be) to check out the new LED boards that were installed there. Looks a lot bigger than it did on the drawings. I believe that this area is going to be open to the public most of the day, so it’s going to run pretty non-stop. This strip is right above the team store and runs almost the entire length of the facade.
As always, I’m amazed at the sheer amount of LED in this building. To think that we have a total of about 400 linear feet at Mellon Arena, and we have more that 1000 feet per ring on the 360 fascia alone.
To the right, you can see the VisionSoft interface from ANC Sports that we’ll use torun most of the LED in the building.
VisionSoft’s power lies in it’s ability to show multiple LED units and let one operator get a total look at what’s going on in this system by having “virtual displays” on the monitor. In short, it’s pretty cool.
For the LED in the entry mez area and the spine, however we’re going to use a setup from Scala to keep things going. While VisionSoft is really a revolutionary product in the LED world, Scala handles long-term programming very well. The intention is to run venue and event information as well as news headlines and most likely some founding sponsor inventory. We will switch these displays to the VisionSoft system during game time so they can be tied in with the rest of the presentation.
In case you missed it, PensTV posted an updated time lapse of the construction site:
Finally, I want to pop in a plug for one of the sites that inspired me to do this one. Glen Gower is the director of event presentation (probably not his exact title) for the Ottawa Senators and does a great blog that covers a lot of game presentation and sports entertainment. He’s always timely with the updates and always seems to find great articles. Check out http://ggower.blogspot.com if you get a chance.