The screens had to be designed, manufactured, delivered and installed within a mere seven weeks, prior to Scotland’s Euro 2008 qualifier against Italy, but were up and running a week ahead of the match.
The digiLED system is used in conjunction with the digiSPORT content engine, which delivers video and graphics in customised, pre-determined formats. The digiSPORT software was developed for the sports environment and can cover all aspects of match-day proceedings – from team introductions to final scores – with support from sponsorship graphics, video files or real-time RSS feeds.
The installation also marks the first time that a stadium anywhere in the world has utilised digiLED’s new digiPRO HD processor. Like digiSPORT, this processor will be formally launched at ISE 2008.
Graham Burgess, managing director of digiLED representative displayLED, told II: “We proposed the digiLED screens for their quality, reliability and flexibility and are delighted to have won the contract for such a prestigious stadium. We understand the importance of the match-day experience, so our team pulled out all the stops to get the screens installed in record time for this crucial match. digiLED opens up new opportunities for stadiums and clubs who previously thought that LED video screen were out of their budget.
“Manufactured from high-quality LEDs and components, digiLED offers fantastic performance and reliability that is backed up by a team who have years of experience installing into stadiums, arenas, high-profile venues and public displays worldwide,” said Burgess.
“The SFA is delighted with the quality and impact of the two digiLED screens,” said Scottish FA’s executive director David Kells. “The displayLED team more than met our expectations in supplying, delivering and installing the two giant screens a full week ahead of schedule.”