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NBA’s first 4K video boards debut at Golden 1 Center

Absen has teamed up with Panasonic Enterprise Solutions to debut the NBA’s first-ever 4K Ultra HD LED centre-hung video boards at Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings.

Utilising the latest in LED technology, the Panasonic team, with support from Absen, installed over 13,000 square feet of LED video, totalling over 33 million individual LED pixels across Golden 1 Center – ensuring that fans have crystal clear views from anywhere in the arena along with immediate replays in 4K ultra HD – four times 1080 HD resolution.

The centre hung video board is over over seven times larger than the King’s old video board, KingsVision, at their former home at Sleep Train Arena.

The eight-screen centre-hung display features two side-line displays that are over five times larger than the screens currently in use.

Towering 7.3 metres (24 ft) and spanning over 25 metres (84 ft), the total length of the video board extends nearly baseline to baseline — longer than the average length of a semi-trailer truck. The ribbon featured atop the video board is 1.9 metres and wraps 76.8 metres around the centre hung structure, with the baseline displays on either end of the structure covering 8.5 metres wide by 7.5 metres high.

Evan Stevens, the key account manager at Absen said:

We were very impressed at the fantastic array of solutions that the Panasonic team installed at the Golden 1 Center, and Absen was absolutely thrilled to contribute to the NBA’s first ever 4K ultra HD centre hung video board. The Kings’ new arena is a total revolution in the world of sports, offering fans a truly immersive experience — and the LED video displays are the epicentre of that interaction.