December 21, 2005 Vancouver, British Columbia -- Canada's Lightvision Media, an outdoor digital signage advertising network, has chosen Communications Specialties' (CSI's) Pure Digital Fiberlink 7220 series to transmit high-resolution RGB video to an immense LED screen located outside BC Place Stadium, one of Vancouver's main sports and entertainment complexes.
"Installation of the 7220 series took 15 minutes, and it's been running great for several months now," comments Mark Spevakow, Lightvision Media's founder and vice president of technology. "The picture quality is very good, and there's no degradation of the image whatsoever. With plans to add more screens every year, any locations with a remotely located control room similar to BC Place will certainly include the Pure Digital Fiberlink system as part of the installation."
According to CSI, the all-digital 7220 system is used to transmit full motion video, at 640 x 480 resolution, over a 500-foot span of multimode fiber, linking a remote video player located inside the stadium to the screen outside. Periodically, on a daily basis, the networked video player automatically logs into an FTP server located at Lightvision's head office, to download current information, schedules, and video spots. The information is then transmitted to the LED screen using the 7220 system.
CSI says the 7220 series includes products that can support point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and drop-and-repeat signal distribution. According to the company, in addition to computer video resolutions up to 1366 x 768, the system supports HDTV resolutions of 480p, 720p, and 1080i (RGBHV format only), as well as stereo audio.