Three German cities watch World Cup action on Lighthouse LED screens

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Hong Kong – 28th July, 2006 – The citizens of Achern, Offenburg and Freiburg were all treated to the recent World Cup action on Lighthouse R19 19mm LED screens courtesy of Modul-Vision, a new division of German rental companies Cassiopeia and Badensound.

Achern, the smallest of the three towns with a population of 25,000, had its screen in the Stadtpark where up to 5,000 people congregated for the matches; Offenburg, with a population of 60,000, saw an average of 7,000 people joined the public viewing at the central marketplace; and Freiburg, a university city with a population of 155,000 which includes a lot of young and international students, had more than 10,000 fans watching each game on its screen in one of the city’s parks.

“The games were transmitted in 16:9 format, so we had 20 panels of Lighthouse R19 at each site in a five-column by four-row configuration and we used a Lighthouse X-Drive Pro and LIP-SX for processing,” says Cassiopeia’s lighting manager Martin Heuberger.

“As the championship lasted for 30 days, it was very important that we had a weatherproof system,” he continues. “During the last week we had short, but heavy, thunderstorms with strong winds. The Lighthouse screen worked perfectly for the duration in both the heat and the rain.

“Since none of the towns had high population, affordability was a key issue. The Lighthouse R19 was the perfect solution because of its affordable price. Additionally, as all venues had the same screen configuration and all were 19mm units, it was easy for us to service the screens and our technicians move from venue to venue.”

In fact, the screens were so popular that the marketplace in Offenburg often had to be closed hours before the games began. “One other thing that quite amusing was that the official England camp was just outside Achern and had its own screen,” adds Heuberger. “But the prices were so high there that the English fans enjoyed the public viewing alongside the Germans inside Achern’s beautiful park on our Lighthouse screen!”


About Lighthouse Technologies
Lighthouse Technologies Limited is a leading LED technology developer, manufacturer and global supplier of state-of-the-art LED modular video panels, which can be assembled into large scale video screens for indoor and outdoor use. Specializing in the research and manufacture of LED video screens, Lighthouse has its own intellectual properties with more than 10 active patents worldwide and is committed to remain as the premier creator of intellectual property value.

The company’s LED components, panels and complete video systems undergo stringent quality control with power-on, burn-in processes at ISO 14001 and ISO 9001-certified manufacturing plants. Its products have won several international awards, among them, the IBC Exhibition Design Award 2005, the Best-In-Show Award at InfoComm 2005, the Best New Product Award at the National Association of Broadcasters 2002 (NAB) show and the Good Buzz award at InfoComm 2004. Lighthouse also received the Technological Achievement Certificate of Merit in the 2003 Hong Kong Awards for Industry as well as the prestigious Consumer Product Design Award and the HKITCC Certificate of Merit in Technological Achievement in the 1999 Hong Kong Awards for Industry. Lighthouse was also recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the 2002 Deloitte Technology Fast 250.

Lighthouse operates worldwide, through sales offices and technical support teams in the United States, Canada, South America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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