Absen LED Debuts Above the Rink for the Adirondack Thunder
Less than a month after the debut of the first successful 4K Ultra HD centerhung video display at the NBA’s Sacramento Kings New Arena, Absen and Panasonic Enterprise Solution Company continue to innovate with their first collaboration in professional ice hockey. The Glens Falls Civic Center, home of the Adirondack Thunder, upgraded to Absen LED for picture perfect content to engage fans.
The arena was upgraded with 967 ft2 of Absen award winning permanent indoor N5 (5 mm) panels. The N5 created a centerhung display with 4 main screens, 4 corner accent screens and a lower ribbon ring of video display. In addition, the Zamboni Red Line Tunnel and the six entrance tunnels have also been upgraded with Absen N5 panels.
“The videoboard is a huge addition to the many improvements to the Thunder fan experience for our upcoming season made by Civic Center management and we’re excited about this substantial upgrade to arena technology and the impact it will have on our fans,” said Thunder President Brian Petrovek to the local Glen Falls newspaper, the Post-Star.
The Adirondack Thunder are an affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames competing in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). This installation was completed just in time for their home game against Florida. The Adirondack Thunders is the first team in the East Coast Hockey League to use LED displays above the ice. The new LED screens completely revitalize an arena that had been plagued by poor displays in the past and will make it a local hotspot for events throughout the year in addition to the Adirondack Thunder season.
“Partnering with Glens Falls Civic Center is very exciting, and we are ecstatic to provide technology that will improve the fan sensory experience in their home arena,” said Don Szczepaniak, Executive Vice President, Sensory Solutions, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. “The new displays are designed to give fans a clearer picture of what is happening in real-time on the ice and increase the engagement level in the stands.”
Absen and Panasonic are revolutionizing fan experiences across the nation. Absen is proud to engage fans and bring the game to life for a variety of sports including professional hockey, MLS, NBA, and professional boxing.
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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.
Glens Falls Civic Center
Glens Falls Civic Center is a 4,774 seat multi-purpose arena located in downtown Glens Falls, New York. It is the home of the Adirondack Thunder, the ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames. This versatile multipurpose complex includes an arena for sporting events, concerts, and family entertainment as well as dance. theatre and trade shows.
Learn more about Glens Falls Civic Center at glensfallscc.com.
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