San Rossore leads the way with new Lighthouse LED screen

Jan. 22, 2010
Date Announced: 22 Jan 2010 Italy –- Located close to the Tuscany city of Pisa, Ippodromo San Rossore is one of Italy’s most progressive horse racing venues and has recently enhanced its facilities with the installation of a large Lighthouse Technologies LED screen, the biggest to be installed at an Italian racecourse.Supplied and installed by Firenze-based Project Italia, the 8 x 5 panel (9.6m x 5m) R12-ER 12mm screen utilises a Lighthouse LIP-XGA controller. Located opposite the main entrance to he racecourse and with excellent visibility from both he main stand and clubhouse, it is used to show live coverage of races from different cameras around the track, action replays, advertising and interviews.Completed on 17th October 2009, just before the venue’s first race meeting of the new season (which is also one of its biggest events of the year), the installation was supervised by Lighthouse Italy project engineers Olaf Mineo and Matteo Serone. Care needed to be taken, as the site is close to the Mediterranean and stiff westerly breezes blow across the course throughout the year.“R12-ER panels were chosen not only for their excellent brightness and picture reproduction quality in all light levels, but also that Alfea, Ippodromo San Rossore’s owning company, can rent the screen to other venues during the summer, outside its own racing season,” says Alessio Giagnoni, sales manager for Lighthouse in Italy.Another benefit of using the R12-ER screen is that it gives the course the flexibility to easily move it, if required, to provide visual reinforcements for other events such as concerts.“Although the Ipoodromo is yet to stage events other than racing, this is something Alfea has very much in mind with its plans for developing the venue. The Lighthouse panels are very much a positive step towards that,” adds Alessio.As horses with typically arcane names like Kecek, Morisot, Matipiace and Laticastellidotcom romped to victory on the inaugural eight race card, San Rossore’s punters pronounced themselves well pleased with the new screen.“This is the biggest LED screen so far to be installed at a racecourse in Italy and everyone at San Rossore is very excited about it,” says Alessio. “It is a real statement of intent by Alfea of its commitment to investing in the facility and making this one of Italy’s premier horse racing venues.” ~END~Lighthouse Technologies Limited is a global leader in LED display technology that develops, manufactures, and markets LED video display solutions for multiple indoor & outdoor applications, media and entertainment events, and sports arenas across the globe. With numerous technological breakthroughs to its name, Lighthouse has established itself as a multi award-winning leader in the LED display industry that holds itself to the highest standards of quality.Founded in 1998, Hong Kong-based Lighthouse has a strong global presence with regional offices in Europe, North and South America, the Asia Pacific and China. Employing the most advanced technology, the highest quality manufacturing facilities, and world-class, round-the-clock technical support, Lighthouse satisfies customers on every major continent, captivating the imagination of millions. For more information about Lighthouse, please visit

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