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Absen Worked Alongside Panasonic to Deliver the NBA’s First 4K Ultra HD Centering Video Displays at Sacramento Kings New Arena
Fans Wowed by the Immersive Experience the Large Video Displays provide at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.
Orlando, Florida, USA (November 01, 2016) – Absen Inc., a leading LED display manufacturer, worked alongside Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company to debut 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.
Utilizing the latest in LED technology, the Panasonic team, with support from Absen, 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.
“At Panasonic we recognize and are very appreciative of the support we have in working with our great suppliers, such as Absen, to provide our customers with the latest and greatest in technologies,” said Don Szczepaniak, Executive Vice President, Sensory Solutions, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. “We are honored to continue our relationship with Absen to deliver best-in-class solutions to our customers.”
The centerhung video board installed at the Kings 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 were very impressed at the fantastic array of solutions that the Panasonic team installed at the Golden 1 Center, and Absen was absolutely thrilled to contribute to the NBA’s first ever 4K ultra HD centerhung video board,” said Evan Stevens, the Key Account Manager at Absen. “The Kings’ new arena is a total game-changer in the world of sports, offering fans a truly immersive experience—and the LED video displays are the epicenter of that interaction.”
Panasonic and Absen will continue to collaborate to provide fans with the spectacular experiences that they have come to expect in large sports venues across the country.
Absen Inc. is the US subsidiary of Absen, a leading LED display manufacturer. Its thirty-acre southeast China facility is ideally located in the center of the globes tech-manufacturing base. With a monthly capacity of over 75 million LEDs, this sophisticated factory creates cutting edge products that lead the LED industry in design, performance and efficiency. Absen Inc. the US subsidiary headquartered in Orlando FL has expanded its U.S. team by hiring local industry experts with extensive knowledge of market conditions, client needs and industry standards. Absen provides clients with high quality, innovative LED products at a great value.
With hundreds of installations across the USA, Absen has quickly become the LED manufacturer of choice for a variety of prestigious projects. Highlights include sporting venues for the NBA, MLS, and NBC; casino installations for MGM Grand and Caesars Palace; premier events including the Ultra Music Festival, Comic-con, and the Emmys; and digital signage in the heart of NYC’s Times Square.
Learn more about Absen Inc at usabsen.com.
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 us.panasonic.com/avsolutions.
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.