Mt. Pleasant, Pa (August 30, 2017) – With a proven digital track record for over a decade, ITSENCLOSURES continues to deploy outdoor digital signage across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. The most recent installation occurred, this month, at Ohio Stadium, the home of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The project took approximately 8 months from start to finish. In December of 2016, The Ohio State University (OSU), located in Columbus, Ohio, contacted ITSENCLOSURES regarding a potential new project for the university’s football stadium. OSU received the necessary funding for the digital signage project in the first quarter of 2017. With competition from two other enclosure manufacturers, ITSENCLOSURES won the business and secured the project based on cost, enclosure quality, and a previous successful relationship.
The digital signage project consisted of 28 passively cooled/vented ViewStation LCD enclosures that house 79-inch monitors. The majority (26) of the enclosures are mounted back-to-back on an I-beam to display game statistics in real time. Two additional enclosures are mounted to the wall. With the 28 recently installed enclosures, Ohio State University now has over 200 ITSENCLOSURES’ LCD enclosures mounted throughout the football stadium.
Before the units were fabricated, ITSENCLOSURES’ engineering team worked hand and hand with OSU to provide the necessary weights and loads of the enclosures. This data was needed to apply for the permits to install the lcd enclosures, in the stadium, prior to the 2017 football season. For fan protection and as a precaution against vibration, OSU installed safety chains attached to the I-beams for the dual-sided enclosures.
With football season right around the corner, the enclosures were installed the second week of August 2017. The first home game will take place on Saturday, September 9th against the Oklahoma Sooners.
JT Spangler, the President and Owner of ITSENCLOSURES, said, “We love having our company’s enclosures installed at such a storied and respected football venue. The home of the OSU Buckeyes is one of the largest football stadiums in America. It is very humbling to know that our digital signage enclosures will be seen by over a hundred thousand football fans on Saturday’s this Fall. Our team could not be prouder with this particular enclosure project. It shows how ITSENCLOSURES and The Ohio State University can come together to engineer and fabricate a quality product that will endure for many, many seasons to come.”
The durable enclosures are shielded from any direct weather exposure, so ITSENCLOSURES was able to provide a vented LCD enclosure solution. The enclosure window is constructed out of an anti-glare, polycarbonate material.
The new digital signage screens replaced old, static game boards that displayed statistics for the fans.
Mr. Spangler continued, “Over the past few years, we have installed digital signage at various locations across Columbus, Ohio, and we are excited to continue our relationship with Ohio State University. Repeat customers know that they will be receiving heavy-duty enclosures that will protect the sensitive electronics that are housed inside.”
According to OhioStateBuckeyes.com, “Ohio Stadium is the fourth largest on-campus facility in the nation. Since the opening game against Ohio Wesleyan on October 7, 1922, more than 36 million fans have streamed through the stadium’s portals. Ohio Stadium is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.”
During the football season, ITSENCLOSURES plans on following up with Ohio State to retrieve first-hand reaction from fans about the new signage.