Photos by Jonathan Cooper
September 13, 2016
The Charlotte Hornets recently unveiled a highly anticipated new state-of-the-art scoreboard. We had an opportunity to get an in-depth look at this amazing piece of technology built by Samsung Electronics. The new scoreboard, designed by the Hornets in conjunction with Anthony James Partners (AJP), a worldwide leader in AV technology is sure to enhance the fan experience at the newly branded Spectrum Center. Here are some interesting facts along with some exclusive photos.
The new sideline boards are 2 ½ times bigger compared to the previous scoreboard.
The new scoreboard has two underbelly screens measuring 9.8’ high x 16.5’ wide, providing a better view for fans sitting courtside and lower-level club seats.
25.2 feet in height these are the tallest sideline boards in the NBA.
The sideline boards are equivalent to 125 46” TVs stacked on top of each other.
1080p high-definition video displays boast a 70% increase in resolution from the former scoreboard.
73,000 in pounds, the center-hung scoreboard is 7,000 less than the previous scoreboard.
A truly unique “hive” branded open-faced structure allows you to see the scoreboard’s cell pattern cladding that connects the screens.
The underbelly screens (9.8’ high x 16.5’ wide) are as tall as a one-story building.
Through spider lighting technology, there is an ability to change the color of the lighting within the “hive” to any color, including the team’s iconic purple and teal.
Obligatory on court photo. Who’s ready for basketball season?
Instagram video from the media unveiling.
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