Cartersville Trans-Lux snags record-setting scoreboard in Cobb
by Matt Shinall
Jun 27, 2013 | 1588 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trans-Lux’s Cartersville marketing office recently landed the contract to produce the company’s largest high-school scoreboard to date and one of the largest in the nation.

The 30-foot-by-36-foot digital scoreboard to be created by Trans-Lux will adorn McEachern High School’s Cantrell Stadium. The Cobb County high school will then claim the largest video scoreboard for any high school in the state and rival those nationwide.

“This is one of the first for us in terms of sheer size for a sports board,” said Trans-Lux Cartersville marketing intern Mike Voso. “This is one of the biggest we’ve done and it’s one of the best in terms of video quality for a high school. It’s a 16mm [LED] — 16mm is the distance between pixels — and the closer they are together, the better the video quality.”

Trans-Lux will equip McEachern with a Fair-Play by Trans-Lux Large Screen Video Display with True 16mm LED capabilities. Boasting a 1,080-square-foot screen with 341,248 pixels, Fair-Play by Trans-Lux expects the scoreboard will be an impressive addition to the school’s stadium as part of a 10-year stadium renovation funded by the John McEachern Trust Fund slated to be in operation before the end of the year.

“The McEachern High School digital display will be one of the largest and most impactful full video scoring systems in the Southeast,” said Fair-Play by Trans-Lux Head Designer Bill Timmins in a press release. “We are thrilled to be able to deliver a great viewing experience to the students and fans.”

The Fair-Play video display will incorporate the LED digital board, a scoreboard, scrolling sponsor panels and a sound system.

Trans-Lux will manufacture the video board out of its Des Moines, Iowa production facility. McEachern worked with Trans-Lux affiliate Scoretime Scoreboards of Boaz, Ala. during the bid process.

Cartersville’s Trans-Lux office opened its doors in October at 680 Douthit Ferry Road, but Trans-Lux has a history in electronic signage going back to 1920 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

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