Toshiba Display Technology Installed at New Baseball Ballpark

Vast Video Scoreboard Highlights Toshiba and TSE’s LED and Digital Signage Installation at New Baseball Stadium

CHARLOTTE, NC  —To enhance the ballpark experience for fans of the Charlotte Knights, Toshiba Managed Business Services (http://toshiba-solutions.com) partners with game productions and software company, TSE to install one of Minor League Baseball’s most spacious and brightest scoreboards at the team’s new $54-million, BB&T Ballpark.

By integrating light-emitting diode (LED) matrix technology – including nearly three million LED lamps – within the 30- by 82-foot scoreboard, fans of the Knights will be able to catch live and recorded game action in dazzling color starting with the first pitch of the 2014 season.

When entering the newly minted stadium, ballpark patrons will receive the latest on current and future Knights’ events including game times, ticket pricing and availability as well as promotional events on a vibrant 14- by 35-foot LED display. An LED video ribbon board measuring 2 ½- by 42 ¾- feet with similar information within BB&T Ballpark’s five-section ticket plaza permit fans to make more informed purchasing decisions before a pitch is thrown. 

To further enhance the fan experience of the Chicago White Sox’s top minor league club, Toshiba and TSE will install an 8- by 120-foot LED video ribbon board along the right field wall with two 3- by 32 ½-foot versions along the field level facade on either side of the stadium. The vivid video boards will feature up-to-the-minute statistics, profiles and photos of all Knights as well as their opponents. 

With the addition of 72 digital displays throughout the ballpark’s concourse and suite level area, Knights’ fans may catch a game’s every pitch when buying a hot dog and cool beverage or while simply taking time to socialize with friends. 

Toshiba and TSE are also incorporating digital menu boards throughout all of the stadium’s concession stands providing fans with a clear view of ballpark fare and pricing options. 
“The audio-visual aspect of our new ballpark was a clear priority for us as it relates to providing the best experience possible for our fans,” said, Charlotte Knights Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dan Rajkowski. “Toshiba and TSE clearly understood this vision while supplying an impressive digital signage implementation enabling our fans to better enjoy their time at BB&T Ballpark.”

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 12.37.23 PMThe 10,200-person capacity ballpark is slated open its doors on April 11, 2014 for a game against the Knights’ International League rival, Norfolk Tides. For the last 24 years, the team played in Knights Stadium across the North Carolina state line in Fort Mill, SC.

“By working closely with Knights’ executives in every phase of the planning, our goal was to deliver a comprehensive digital signage implementation to meet the discerning audio-visual needs of the team’s fan base,” said Bill Melo, general manager, Toshiba Managed Business Services. “By outfitting the team with one of the largest and visually dynamic scoreboards in professional baseball and more than 200 displays throughout the ballpark permitting fans to stay connected to the game, we believe we have done just that.” 
“Everyone at TSE Services, is excited to be chosen by the Knights to lead in the design, procurement and oversight of BB&T Ballpark’s state-of-the-art LED displays, HD production room and other audio-video technology,” stated Bob Masewicz, TSE’s owner and chief consultant. “We challenged ourselves to integrate more innovative technology aspects to ensure BB&T Ballpark becomes one of the most dynamic stadiums in professional baseball.” 

About Toshiba Managed Business Services
Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba Managed Business Services (TMBS) is a division of Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the world’s eighth-largest electronics/electrical equipment company. TMBS provides such business offerings as managed print services (MPS), comprehensive managed digital signage, document security as well as workflow/capture solutions to enterprise companies throughout the United States. For more information on TMBS solutions and services, please visit: http://toshiba-solutions.com.

About TSE 
TSE Services is a full-service consulting and game-production solutions and software company. TSE offers sports-franchise consulting, A/V production and equipment integration, game-operations software and sponsorship sales systems management software. Since our inception in 1984, TSE continues to provide the sports industry with tools and technology to stay in the forefront of the best entertainment venues in the world. With offices across the United States, TSE continues to expand three distinct divisions. TSE’s Consulting division is your franchise opening and revitalization team giving you the direction and guidance to become “the place to be” in your area. TSE’s equipment division provides a wide range of audio/video production systems design and integration supported by over 100 years of experience in the industry. TSE’s Management Solutions division provides patented event management technology including TSE GameTime ScriptPRO, a game management solution for building and executing event scripts and schedules, and SponsorPRO, a sponsorship sales automation system used to organize, execute, and track sponsorship inventory. If there is a sports team, venue or event need, TSE has the solution! To learn more, feel free to contract us at (800) 962-2471 or email us at info@yourtse.com.

About Charlotte Knights
The Charlotte Knights are the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Beginning on April 11, 2014, the Knights will play their home games at the brand-new BB&T Ballpark, located in Uptown, Charlotte, NC. Season tickets for the 2014 inaugural season at BB&T Ballpark are on sale now and can be purchased by phone at (980) 207-0079, by email at seasonseats@charlotteknights.com, or in person by stopping by the Knights Uptown Offices located at Packard Place, 222 South Church Street, 3rd floor, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. For more information about Charlotte Knights Baseball, log on to www.charlotteknights.com.

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