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Panasonic’s technologies showcased at Atlanta Braves home opener

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, showcased its audio-visual technologies on Friday during the Atlanta Braves’ Major League Baseball game against the San Diego Padres.

The Braves’ won the home opener at SunTrust Park in a four-game sweep. Panasonic, which entered into a multi-year partnership with the club in 2016, provided the large centre-field video board display for the 41,500 visitors.

The technology company also designed and installed the scoreboards, ribbon fascia displays, and the masses of digital signage throughout the ballpark and adjacent spaces. Panasonic also supplied the stadium’s fully integrated sound system and security management systems.

The Battery Atlanta, the surrounding entertainment district that hosts 1.5 million square feet of retail, entertainment and office space, also received several technology upgrades from Panasonic.

“Working with Panasonic has delivered us truly integrated technology solutions that deliver more than just a game to our fans,” said Braves president Mike Plant.

“We sought to partner with a company that not only had the technical expertise, but the experience in deploying connected solutions for both the ballpark and the entertainment district – offering visitors an experience that flows from one venue to the next, and works well together.”

Don Szczepaniak, executive vice-president of sensory solutions at Panasonic, added: “Certainly, our partnership with the Atlanta Braves offered us an opportunity to showcase how Panasonic can deliver products across a wide spectrum in the technology space, but more importantly, we were able to deliver integrated solutions for a large variety of applications, all working in concert with one another.

“From the huge main video-board showcase piece right down to the smallest individual monitor; including projectors, broadcast equipment, kiosks and security cameras installed throughout the stadium and the district, we have succeeded in delivering the Braves a truly integrated solution to make the experience both memorable and safe for visitors and fans.”

SunTrust Park replaces Turner Field (pictured) as the Braves’ home stadium.