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Windsor Park gets digital makeover

Northern Ireland’s Windsor Park has moved to boost fan experience at the venue by installing a new digital display screen.

Installed by Ashleigh Signs, the display is just 106mm thick and weighs in at 21kg, offering a 10mm pixel pitch, 6,000nits of brightness and 120 degrees of horizontal viewing angle.

In addition, users will benefit from real-time monitoring from PC, tablets and smartphones.

Windsor Park is the home of football in Northern Ireland and the Irish Football Association (IFA) had previously hired in a large screen for national team games. However, the new display means the venue will have a permanent solution that can deliver replays of action, live match feeds, stadium updates and commercial advertising opportunities.

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Acceding to, Thomas Fulton, senior ICT manager at the IFA, said: “The XD10 from Absen offers a high definition image and high brightness, together with an intuitive content management and replay feature on the back end – which for us, was exactly the all-round high-end solution we were looking for.

“Being able to control the screen device, locally or remotely, is a great feature and allows us to add and control content at short notice if and when required. Not only that, but it fits beautifully into our stadium environment – we’ve had fantastic feedback from visitors and it is now used not only for the football, but for other events we have taking place throughout the year.”

Tom Sadler, digital signage division at Ashleigh Signs, who oversaw the project on site, added: “The cabinet depth and weight were key considerations in finding the right display solution for the stadium.

“With good saturation in the marketplace and a strong price point given the quality on offer, the XD10 clearly stood out as the product of choice from every angle.”

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