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Texas Rangers to install Daktronics’ Show Control System

Video board manufacturer Daktronics has expanded a partnership with the Texas Rangers to provide “a complete audiovisual control solution” throughout the Major League Baseball franchise’s under-construction ballpark.

The announcement comes just over two months after the Rangers announced that Daktronics would install two giant video boards at Globe Life Field, which is expected to open in March 2020.

Daktronics will now also offer its Show Control System at the ballpark, enabling video processing, data integration and playback hardware to be introduced, with the provider’s Live Clips and Camino technologies available.

Live Clips, a dual channel multimedia broadcast server designed for live production, plays clips and graphics. Meanwhile, Camino enables real-time 2D and 3D template editing and server playout, providing fans in the stands with data-driven graphics.

“The Daktronics Show Control System, coupled with Live Clips and Camino, gives the Texas Rangers a complete control system and powerful platforms to create a game presentation for Rangers fans that will be second to none in all of baseball,” the Rangers’ executive vice-president of ballpark entertainment, Chuck Morgan, said.

Tony Kuck, manager for Daktronics’ control systems, added: “Our new Live Clips and Camino technology will be key in transforming the Rangers production vision into a fan experience we can all be proud of.”

In May, the Rangers said that the two large Daktronics boards – hanging over the right and left field of the ballpark – would be among nine video displays in the stadium, which will also feature a vertical board in centre field.

The right-field video board will be 58 feet tall by 150 feet wide, 43% larger than the right-field board at Globe Life Park, the team’s current home. The new left-field board will be 40 feet tall by 111 feet wide, or 29% bigger.

Image credit: HKS/Texas Rangers