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Kauffman Stadium invests in Vitec EZ TV IPTV and digital signage platform

Vitec’s EZ TV 8.0 IPTV and digital signage sports venue solution and MGW Nano end-points have been installed at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. As part of a project to revitalise the video streams and signage content at the Kansas City Royals’ stadium, the team selected the Vitec platform to centrally manage and stream HD, ultra-low latency video feeds and to create eye-catching signage throughout the venue.

“While Kauffman Stadium is one of baseball’s most beloved ballparks, hardware instability and restricted campaign creativity were limiting an otherwise extraordinary fan experience,” said Brian Himstedt, senior director, information systems at Kansas City Royals. “We selected Vitec’s solution because it delivers incredibly reliable and high-quality, low-latency streams and digital signage creation tools that support our goal of making each game unforgettable. We’re able to get more use out of our screens, which adds value and a new dynamic that we didn’t have before.”

Vitec’s EZ TV platform meets all of the team’s requirements and more. Its flexible, open architecture is suited to the ever-changing video, marketing and sales requirements of the venues, and it integrates with existing network environments and can manage any type of video content including streams generated by third-party encoders.

“The Kansas City Royals team is a renowned institution in baseball that is tightly intertwined with the city and fans. They needed a robust IPTV solution that reflected the team’s commitment to a high-quality and exciting fan experience,” said Joe Walsh, national sales manager, sports and entertainment venues, at Vitec. “Using Vitec’s EZ TV IPTV and signage sports venue solution, they have an affordable, scalable and top-of the-line platform that allows them to stream live game feeds and create digital signage campaigns that will keep fans engaged and generate new revenue opportunities.”