Charlotte, NC--The ultimate in digital signage was just unveiled by Panasonic at the Charlotte Motor Speedway: a 200-foot wide, 80-foot tall HD video board composed of millions of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Dale Earnhardt Jr. was on hand to unveil what's being called the world's largest high-definition video board. The racing legend then took the screen out for a spin—literally. He did a few "virtual laps" using the iRacing simulation program. The event marked the end of the project, which took up to 57 workers a day, more than 11,000 man hours, and more than four months total. The 332-and-a-half-ton structure contains 158 panels and nine million LED lamps. It will be used during select events at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
"Charlotte sets the standard for the rest of the tracks," said Earnhardt Jr. "They always do things first and do things the biggest and look, here we are today with another first from them. Charlotte holds a special place in a lot of drivers' hearts, mine included and the big TV makes this place even more special."
The 720p HD video board made its public debut on May 21 at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. The screen is located along the backstretch between Turns 2 and 3, across from the start/finish line.
SOURCE: Big Picture Big Sound Online; www.bigpicturebigsound.com/Panasonic-Debuts-Largest-LED-HDTV-Screen.shtml
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