Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium Installs Daktronics HD LED Displays
Displays are largest and highest resolution for sports in the Middle East
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dec. 9, 2015 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium to design, manufacture and install two new HD LED video displays and an additional auxiliary display for the multi-purpose facility in Al-Ardiya, Kuwait. The recently completed project is set to provide 135 square meters of video entertainment for football matches and other athletic events when the venue opens on December 18.
"The new Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium screens are of the most important, the best and the latest external displays to international courts at all levels of the Arabian Gulf and the Middle East area," said Ibrahim Ashkanani, Amiri Diwan project manager. "These new screens, with other integrated flourished high techs, are to become the new focus and enjoyment points, and will definitely fascinate the fans and audiences in every game inside Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium."
The two main displays each measure 8.78 meters high by 15.36 meters wide and are the first in the Middle East to feature 10 millimeter line spacing using SMD 3-in-1 LED technology. The auxiliary display measures 4.02 meters high by 6.95 meters wide and features a 15HD pixel layout. These displays incorporate industry-leading environmental protection while providing excellent image clarity and contract with wide angle visibility for a great view from every seat in the stadium.
Speaking about the installation, Smartentity Founder and CEO Chadi Kfoury said, "This project was quite challenging with the extremely tight time schedule, tilted and hanger suspended structure from the tensioned roof cables and many different technologies to be integrated with the screens. Our partnership with Daktronics for this project allowed us to overcome all these challenges and provide our costumer the best solution – a perfect resolution with HD formats, super-wide viewing angles, and the capability of variable content zoning. With the new high-tech flourishing in this project along with HD screens, we had set out Jaber Al-Ahmed International Stadium to be at the top of lists in the region."
Variable content zoning allows the displays to show one large image or to be divided into different sections to show any variety of live video, instant replay, statistics, game information, animations and sponsorship messages. The installation features a complete primary and backup system to ensure optimal operations during any event.
"Jaber Al-Ahmad was keen to have the latest and greatest LED display system for their venue," said Ahmad Dahmash, Daktronics regional manager. "Daktronics is proud to supply them with the largest SMD LED displays in a sports application in the region."
Daktronics will also be including its powerful Show Control System with this installation. This industry-leading system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. For more information on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
About Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium
The stadium is certified by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to host international soccer and athletic events, features spectacular sightlines, air-conditioned concourses, 52 luxury boxes, and numerous amenities for spectators and competitors. It seats 64,000 spectators.