Mitsubishi Electric Receives IEEE Milestone for Outdoor Large-Scale Color Display System

14 Mar

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced that the company’s Diamond VisionTM series of outdoor large-scale color display systems has received the prestigious IEEE Milestone award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Diamond Vision is Mitsubishi Electric’s series of proprietary displays, of which more than 2,000 have been installed globally since the first unit was introduced at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, USA in 1980. The award recognizes the prominent role and high esteem of Diamond Vision as the world’s first outdoor large-scale color display systems for creating impressive video images.

Up to 1980, electric scoreboards at stadiums conventionally only used incandescent lamps to project just letters and numbers. In response to growing demand for screens that could project images as beautiful as TV images at distances of up to 100 meters, Mitsubishi Electric successfully developed a three-color (red, blue and green) compact cathode ray tube (CRT) capable of displaying brilliant full-color video even in sunlight. Also, the company’s new software could be used to control images, music and other content, providing a tremendous boost to in-game entertainment at stadiums.

“We are deeply honored to receive the IEEE Milestone for Diamond Vision,” said Masaki Sakuyama, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric. “This is the first time our company has received this honor exclusively and it also represents the first IEEE Milestone to be received by a company in the Kyushu region of Japan. We are proud that Diamond Vision has continued to deliver highly impressive video images to spectators around the world for more than 35 years. We will continue to challenge ourselves to develop other useful technologies that truly enrich people’s lives.”

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