Digital Signage & IPTV Solutions for Sports
CastNET and the Alpha Video Sports Division are excited to introduce CastNET Sports - a new family of unique and exciting products to enhance the deployment of digital signage systems in professional and collegiate stadiums and arenas.
CastNET Sports uses the award-winning CastNET digital signage content management software and its ability to automatically integrate data from external and internal sources as its foundation. CastNET Sports include several products targeted at specific digital signage applications in stadiums and arenas:
- CastNET ConcourseView enables venues to include content on concourse screens from sponsors and advertisers in full screen during pre-game and during the game in an L-bar format that show sponsors and promotions along side the live game action.
- CastNET SuiteView provides luxury suite guests with a unique iPad and tablet experience to control game-day content including viewing video streams, switching channels, real-time player and game stats, and social media posts.
- CastNET StatsView shows in-game and pre-game statistics in a full screen format using data plug-ins from all the most popular data source providers. Data sources may be mixed and matched depending on application.
- CastNET MenuView screens are installed over food and merchandise concession stands and easily integrated with popular POS systems.
One of the most important features of CastNET Sports is a simple yet powerful software tool called GameDay Control. GameDay Control allows authorized personnel to login and use a web browser to schedule screen content to switch on any screens in the venue or to switch screen content manually in any screen zone throughout venue. Stadium-wide manually switching is important because an operator, for example, never knows the precise time for the start of the half or end of the game.
Commenting on the new products, Lance Hutchinson, CastNET Vice President, said, “CastNET has been the leading digital signage integrator for the gaming industry for several years. We see the gaming market and the sports market similar because both are focused on viewing and celebrating live events. Our engineering experts have installed thousands of screens in casinos using enterprise-wide IPTV distribution networks. This positions CastNET to be the dominate digital signage vendor in the sports venues market in the near future.”
CastNET Sports will be primarily marketed through the Sports & Entertainment Division of Alpha Video & Audio. Alpha Video Sports is the leading integrator for video and broadcast systems for stadiums and arenas. Jeff Volk, Vice President for Alpha Video Sports, stated, “We’re excited to start offering CastNET Sports Solutions to our professional and collegiate customers. Up to now, there has been no cost-effective digital signage solution that easily integrates with a sports venue’s IPTV network and data sources. CastNET Sports fills this void. It enhances the fan experience, generates additional revenue for the venue, and increases the participation of sponsors, donors, and advertisers.”
Commenting on the installation of CastNET Sports in the University of Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium, Nathan Schwake, Associate AD Marketing and Licensing at the University of Kentucky, said, “The CastNET Sports system installed by Alpha Video has allowed us ultimate flexibility on our game day presentation. It’s an upgrade for fan experience in both the public areas and premium spaces of the stadium and has added significant opportunities for our rights holder in activating new and existing sponsorships.”