PLAYERS fans will be the first to see 22 new Diamond Vision® scoreboards in action, as the PGA Tour unveils the state-of-the-art technology at this year’s tournament.
Produced by Mitsubishi Electric, the electric scoreboards feature Real Black™ LED technology and 10mm pixel pitch, which tour officials say provides superior viewing angles, ensuring that PLAYERS spectators have a clear view of the screen, even in bright sunlight.
“Thanks to Mitsubishi Electric, we've made a significant upgrade to our on-course scoreboards,” said Steve Evans, PGA Tour senior vice president, information services. “The Diamond Vision scoreboards give us tremendous improvement in contrast and almost three times the pixels in the same physical space, allowing us to display more dynamic and rich content to our players and fans.”
Following THE PLAYERS, the boards will be divided into two traveling sets of 11 that will leapfrog between PGA Tour tournaments.
“We’ve built a strong relationship with the PGA Tour around our high-end, professional Diamond Vision scoreboards, which debuted on tour in 2007,” said Kiyoshi Furukawa, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings.
Mitsubishi pioneered the development of large-scale video screens starting with the first Diamond Vision board at the 1980 MLB All Star Game in Los Angeles. Record-setting installations include the largest outdoor video display in Times Square; traffic-stopping marquees at Bally’s and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; and the largest indoor HD screen in North America, the 34- x 110-foot screen at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.