FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3071

Mitsubishi Electric Supplies Diamond Vision Screen to Hong Kong Jockey Club's Happy Valley Racecourse

Superb high-resolution screen will greatly enhance race-viewing experiences

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TOKYO, Decemember 8, 2016 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has installed a new 6 meter by 54 meter Diamond Vision™ screen at the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC)'s Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong. The screen, which has a some 3.5 times higher resolution (1.5 times higher x 2.3 times higher) and 1.5 times higher contrast than the current system, is expected to greatly improve spectators' enjoyment of in-race excitement and provide crystal-clear information, such as odds information and race conditions.

Diamond Vision screen at Happy Valley Racecourse

Mitsubishi Electric's relationship with the HKJC goes back to 1983, when the company installed the world's first large-scale screen for horse racing at Happy Valley Racecourse. Over the years, HKJC has come to greatly value the Diamond Vision system's outstanding performance and reliability. This is the third consecutive renewal project at Happy Valley Racecourse entrusted to Mitsubishi Electric.

Mitsubishi Electric has installed Diamond Vision screens in more than 950 locations worldwide, including Tokyo Dome, 1535 Broadway at Times Square, New York and NRG Stadium in Houston.

Product Specifications

Product Diamond VisionTM
Size 53.76 m (w) x 6.08 m (h) ; 326.9m2
Light Emitting Element Full color LED (black-packaged LEDs*)
Pixel Configuration 10 mm pitch; SMD type
Pixels 3,268,608 px ; 5,376 (w) x 608 (h)
Brightness (adjustment) 6,000 cd/m2 (256-step)
Pixel Density 10,000 px/m2
Processing (grayscale) 65,536 steps/color (16-bit)
Viewing Angle ±78° horizontal by +26° to -45° vertical

*LED chip with black outer package that decreases brightness when off and increases contrast when on for enhanced visibility

Installations at HKJC Happy Valley Racecourse

Date Pixel Pitch / Element Screen Size (w) x (h)
September 1983 90 mm; CRT** 19.5 m x 7.2 m
September 1992 40 mm; CRT 19.5 m x 7.2 m
November 2001 20 mm; LED 35.2 m (47.04 m from 2009) x 8.0 m
December 2016 10 mm;
Black-packaged LED
53.76 m x 6.08 m

**Cathode-ray tube