Miami Marlins feting fans with stadium-wide IPTV system

Digital technology lets team offer multiple views of on-field action
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Major League Baseball's Miami Marlins might not be on-field winners this year, but when it comes to in-stadium technology the organization is at the front of the field. The team's stadium has a real-time IPTV system that shows multiple perspectives of its games on 700 flat panel screens, and offers digital signage displays in private suites, concourses, clubs and retail shops as well as the park's ubiquitous on-field display screen.

"Digital display technology … is a huge part of the game day presentation," said Cloud Delome, executive vice president of operations and events for the team in a Digital Signage Today article. "Marlins Park is now capable of delivering video over IP, successfully creating the ultimate experience for our fans."

The Marlins, working with Daktronics, a company that provides display technology and media control systems for stadiums and venues, use HD video encoders from Haivision to deliver content that shows fans different angles on the field, video from other games in progress and other dynamic audio and video content.

"We relied on Daktronic's expertise in choosing the right products and solutions to create our display and video system," Delome continued. "The (Haivision) Makito's low latency features (which uses H.264 video compression) and superior audio and video content delivery were key to making them the perfect encoding choice for us."

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