New York Yankees choose Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision for new stadium

April 15, 2008
Date Announced: 15 Apr 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 25 year relationship between the New York Yankees and Mitsubishi Electric, which began in 1983 with the installation of one of the first Diamond Vision video displays in Major League Baseball. The exceptional performance delivered by Diamond Vision over the subsequent 25 years together with Mitsubishi Electric's proven experience with large-scale, true high definition LED displays meant that the Yankees organisation were happy to renew its relationship with Mitsubishi Electric in their spectacular new home. The Yankees' new scoreboard will be the first true high-def LED display in Major League Baseball and will consist of Mitsubishi Electric's high-density Diamond Vision AVL-ODQ8 8mm LED screen. Mitsubishi Electric's legendary display quality will provide Yankees fans with stunning HD imagery and allow the simultaneous display of up to four 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 consists of 8,601,600 LEDs and is around 30m wide and 18m tall, producing 550m² 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 Yankee Stadium measures around 8m x 10m and consists of 486,400 LEDs.Mitsubishi Electric has been a world leader in LED display technology since its introduction of large scale video display boards for the 1980 Major League Baseball All-Star game at the Dodger Stadium. Recent notable projects include the scoreboards for the PGA TOUR, the Emirates Stadium in London and the screen systems for the O2 World arena in Berlin.

Russell Hartwell European Sales Manager-Diamond Vision Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. Traveller's Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8XB, England Tel: +44 (0) 1707 276100 Fax: +44 (0) 1707 278693

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