Aeros, Toyota Center to unveil new video board

The Houston Aeros, along with Toyota Center, will make hockey history on Sunday when they debut the largest in-arena video board in North America.

With the new video board, the Houston Aeros and Toyota Center will redefine the in-arena fan viewing experience when they unveil the state-of-the-art video scoreboard this weekend, setting a new standard for indoor arenas. The new video board will be the largest indoor Centerhung scoreboard in the United States, offering patrons an unprecedented view of the action at all Houston Aeros home games.

The new board is the centerpiece of a sweeping arena-wide improvement project that was announced in September and also includes the installation of new HD flat-panel screens throughout the concourses, new concessions point-of-sale systems and other upgrades for Toyota Center patrons.

The board will debut at the Houston Rockets’ regular-season NBA home opener against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. The Aeros host the Grand Rapids Griffins on Sunday at 5:05 CT.

The new scoreboard is manufactured and installed by Panasonic, featuring the largest combined viewing area of any indoor Centerhung scoreboard currently used in the U.S. The scoreboard will contain four large screens-two rectangular-shaped displays that will face the east and west seating areas and a pair of square-shaped screens that will face the north and south ends of the bowl. The larger boards will measure approximately 25′ high by 58′ wide. The two end panels will measure approximately 25′ high by 25′ wide. All the boards will display a full HD signal with 1080 lines of resolution.

The new Centerhung board will offer fans in all areas of Toyota Center an unmatched view of the action. The new board will provide a video image that is more than 600 percent larger than the previous scoreboard that had been used since the building’s debut in 2003. Additionally, the new board will be capable of handling limitless configurations for displaying live action, game statistical information and animations. While the previous scoreboard used a standard definition signal, the new board required a complete re-build of the arena’s scoreboard production studio facilities in order to produce the new HD content.