FEBRUARY 16, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lawrence, KS — The University of Kansas Athletics recently turned to Neoti to upgrade the backlit nameplates above each locker at the Anderson Family Football Complex with a seamless, ribbon-style narrow pixel pitch LED display. Neoti handled the design and installation of this custom state-of-the-art technology, as well as trained KU staff in ongoing content production. The result helps establish their athletics facilities as one of the most advanced in the NCAA.
The LED display consists of 1.56mm panels linked together above 13 different locker sections that range in width from 3 feet to 50 feet. The total combined width of the entire display measures 334.6 feet, while the total combined dimensions measure 65,280 pixels wide by 216 pixels high. This gives the entire display a pixel density of over 14 million pixels.
“We wanted something more dynamic and engaging,” said Jeff Love, Director of Football Technology at Kansas. “Something that would give the room that extra ‘wow’ factor. Although the scale and resolution of the display posed some complex challenges, Neoti was able to come up with a custom solution that addressed all of our needs.”
In order to install the display above the current lockers, Neoti created a custom bracket system, then collaborated with Coleder to manufacture a wiring system designed for the unique single-panel-tall installation. Neoti also utilized multiple media servers with 12 4K-capable outputs to provide KU with an easy-to-use content mapping system. Finally, Neoti employees trained KU staff on content production and remote content control so that they could quickly produce new content using a laptop or mobile device, as well as instantly change the display in order to match locker-room lighting or other video effects.
“From planning to implementation to their ongoing support, Neoti has delivered what we wanted,” said Brad Nachtigal, the Associate Athletic Director Operations / Capital Projects at Kansas. “I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to work with a vendor that does exactly what it says it is going to do, especially when it comes to a technical project as complex as this.”
David Beaty, the Kansas Head Football Coach, had this to add: “These cutting edge displays truly separate our locker room as one of the finest in the country.”
This project completes the renovation of the Anderson Family Football Complex locker rooms led by HNTB and further demonstrates Neoti’s ability to tackle multi-faceted challenges with unique and creative solutions.
Headquartered in the American Midwest, Neoti is a leader in the design, manufacturing, distribution, and service of direct-view LED Displays. Neoti specializes in high definition, fine pixel pitch displays for such applications as broadcast, higher education, corporate spaces, retail signage, exhibits, worship venues, and creative experiences; while providing additional direct-view LED Displays for indoor, outdoor, and rental applications. Neoti is also proud to offer world-class, U.S.-based component-level repair and service capabilities for nearly all makes and manufacturers of direct-view LED Displays. Founded in 2006, Neoti is privately owned, providing an unrivaled level of support and service to its customers.