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Tech Stack: Utah Jazz, NASCAR and more

LED display manufacturer Absen has partnered with Vivint Arena, home of the Utah Jazz, to install new displays at the arena for the 2022-23 NBA season.

Absen has worked with Revel Media to install the displays, with the project completed on time and within budget. The installation incorporates over 70 million pixels and features upper and lower ribbons affixed to the seating gallery, a centrehung display including sideline and baseline boards, trapezoid corners and underbelly displays, and auxiliary boards serving courtside.

The centrehung display features two sideline displays measuring around 40 ft by 24 ft. According to Absen, the project marks the first 70-million-pixel installation at an NBA arena.

NASCAR has announced plans to open its first concession stand using Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One during the Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway.

The roll-out will enable fans attending this weekend’s event to purchase snacks and beverages without needing to checkout. It will mark the first time that Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One are being used at a professional racetrack.

The new store will be located in the Section 151 Pit Stop at Phoenix Raceway. Guests can insert their credit card or hover their palm over an Amazon One device at the entry gate, before grabbing what they need and leaving without checking out. The credit card they inserted or linked to their Amazon One ID will be charged for the items they took after they leave the store.

Formula 1’s Las Vegas Grand Prix has signed a partnership with telecommunications company T-Mobile.

The deal names T-Mobile as the exclusive wireless provider for the event, which will debut in 2023. As part of the agreement, T-Mobile will provide 5G advanced network solutions for the race, with a public mobile network to be deployed to boost its ultra-capacity 5G network.

Fans will benefit from 5G-connected experiences during the event, which is holding a launch party this weekend. During the launch party, T-Mobile’s 5G network will power a show with 400 drones illuminating the city skyline.

Dragon Seats, the manufacturer and provider of patented heated and cooling sports benches, has fitted its sideline technology at Highmark Stadium, home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.

The multi-year deal begins with the 2022 NFL season and will see Dragon Seats provide the Bills with custom-designed, durable cooling and heated benches to keep players comfortable on the sidelines.

The deal also includes sideline support technicians and access to supplemental sideline heaters. Dragon Seats provides climate-control benches and sideline solutions to the majority of NFL clubs.