Vivint Arena

ProjectVivint ArenaLocationSalt Lake City, USAInstallerRevel Media GroupSubmitted byAbsen

Leading LED display manufacturer, Absen, and the company’s Utah-based long-standing partner, Revel Media Group, partnered with Salt Lake City’s Vivint Arena to install new Absen LED displays inside of the arena, ahead of the 2022/2023 National Basketball Association (NBA) Regular season.

Vivint Arena is home to the NBA’s Utah Jazz and the title contenders pressed their newly installed home advantage to start the season ablaze with as much resolution as its arena’s new interior display upgrade.

Revel Media Group company was founded in 2010 by Brian Fitzpatrick and Matt Dopp and specialises in Digital Signage, LED Installation and a Cloud Based Content Creation and Delivery System.

Revel Media Group completed the installation on time and within budget under the watchful eye of project coordinator, Vivint Arena.

The Group’s co-founder, Brian Fitzpatrick, said the installation at Vivint Arena, which incorporates over 70 million pixels is, “…truly one of a kind and will be the first in any American Stadium.”

Absen’s Director of Sales Engineer, US Western region, Kobe Xiao commented: “Absen is delighted to be involved with such a dramatic and historic sporting installation where Absen products add so much to the game experience, with more pixels than any other stadium has yet seen in the US.”

The installation encompasses upper and lower ribbons affixed to the seating gallery, the centre-hung display, including sideline and baseline boards, trapezoid corners and the underbelly displays, as well as auxiliary boards serving courtside. Absen supplied the N4 Plus Series LED product that was specified throughout for installation by Revel Media Group.

Central to the viewing experience for the Utah Jazz fans in attendance is the vast centre-hung display system with its two approximately 40ft by 24ft sideline video displays and two end zone displays measuring 25.5ft by 20ft.

The screen experience is maximised with four additional trapezoid-shaped corner displays and viewing is further extended via the four underbelly display boards each measuring approximately 17ft by 10ft. The upper and lower ribbons also create the ‘wow’ factors for the audience, featuring 1733 panels and over 820ft long, which is the equivalent of three football fields around the entire arena.

Absen’s NPlus LED display provides an excellent viewing experience for the fans in attendance. With content ranging from live gameplay and instant replays to sponsorship messages and game statistics, fans are afforded the excellent visual performance of a seamless 4mm pixel pitch display on every visual surface from the ribbon displays to the four 825 sq ft corner displays.

Visual excellence also extends to the smaller courtside and entryway displays, where the light and thin design of Absen’s noise-free N4Plus modules creates a sleek finish with a depth of just 54mm.

In addition to the excellent visual performance of the N4Plus, the smart modules individually store, amongst a host of other important data, the calibration detail, which is read automatically when any module is replaced. The smart nature of the modules adds to the ease and speed of maintenance which can be approached by front or rear.