Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a leader in implementing advanced technology solutions serving sports, entertainment and retail industries, in partnership with the NBA's Sacramento Kings, unveiled the league's first-ever 4K Ultra HD LED centerhung video boards at Golden 1 Center, the new, world-class indoor sports and entertainment venue in downtown Sacramento, on Thursday night at the Kings season home opener.
Utilizing the latest in LED technology, Panasonic installed over 13,000 square feet of LED video, totaling over 33 million individual LED pixels across Golden 1 Center – ensuring that fans have crystal clear views from anywhere in the arena along with immediate replays in 4K ultra HD – four times 1080 HD resolution.
"We set out to revolutionize the fan experience and, together with partners like Panasonic, Golden 1 Center is delivering on our promise, said Kings Chief Technology Officer Ryan Montoya. "Our partnership with Panasonic helps bring Golden 1 Center to life by utilizing cutting edge sensory technologies and dynamic video solutions to bring the fan experience to the next level both through entertainment and engagement."
The centerhung video board alone is over 6,000 square feet—over seven times larger than the King's old video board, KingsVision, at their former home at Sleep Train Arena. The eight-screen centerhung display features two sideline displays that are over five times larger than the screens currently in use.
Towering 24 feet and spanning over 84 feet, the total length of the video board extends nearly baseline to baseline—longer than the average length of an 18-wheeler semi-truck. The ribbon featured atop the video board is 6 feet 3 inches and wraps 252 feet around the centerhung structure, with the baseline displays on either end of the structure covering 27 feet 8 inches wide by 24 feet 6 inches high.
"We are honored to be the display solutions and technology partner to the Sacramento Kings for their new arena at Golden 1 Center," said Don Szczepaniak, Executive Vice President, Sensory Solutions, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. "The Kings new arena is a shining example of how sports industry leaders and technology providers are collaborating to deliver the best and most immersive sensory experience to the fans. And we are proud to be a leader in this space."
Panasonic products are integrated throughout the downtown Sacramento arena to enrich the fan experience with the latest interactive display technologies.
- Two custom LED video boards, standing over 25 feet tall, will welcome fans in the plaza as they enter through the arena's main doors, featuring fan-generated content, event information and more.
- Over 700 Panasonic professional series monitors are showcased throughout Golden 1 Center concourses, clubs and suites so fans don't miss a second of the action on the court.
- Over 1,500 feet of LED ribbon boards will be featured in the arena bowl providing fans with real- time information, including advanced statistics and aggregated social media content.
About Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company / Sensory Solutions
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, designs, installs and services large-scale audio-visual technology solutions for the enterprise market. Panasonic Enterprise Solutions serves customers across a wide range of industries with customized applications using cutting-edge technologies, experience in managing large-scale, complex corporate projects and dedicated onsite support services. The Sensory Solutions team is a recognized industry leader in high-end digital display solutions that create unique fan experiences, installing and networking some of the largest high-definition LED video boards in the world at many famous sports and entertainment venues, including Texas Motor Speedway, Churchill Downs, Ohio State University, LA Live, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Nasdaq Market Site Tower, and Lincoln Financial Field, home to the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. Learn more about Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company at http://us.panasonic.com/avsolutions.
About Golden 1 Center and The Sacramento Kings
Golden 1 Center sits proudly in the heart of downtown Sacramento, less than a mile from California's first thriving business district. The arena, which is replacing Sleep Train Arena as the home of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association, hosts concerts, conventions and other sporting and entertainment events
The project encompasses four city blocks right in the heart of downtown that has become a major catalyst for development in the surrounding area and in the entire region. The arena itself is an indoor multi-use facility that will accommodate sporting and top entertainment events such as professional and collegiate sports, concerts, ice shows, indoor rodeo, trade shows, large graduations, family shows, and other indoor entertainment. It also contains a state of the art practice facility with administrative offices.
The project also includes up to 1.5 million square feet of additional development including 475,000 square feet of office space, 350,000 square feet of retail, a 250-room hotel, and up to 500,000 square feet for residential units. The first phase of the project includes over 715,000 square feet of development, over 300,000 square feet of retail, 128,000 square feet of office, a 250-room hotel and up to 50 residential units. Learn more about Golden 1 Center at golden1center.com and the Sacramento Kings at kings.com.