Videlco, the Kramer distributor in Germany has carried out many projects containing Kramer products. Among them is the Century Hall in Bochum, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, The Situation and Information Center (LIZ) of the Federal Government in Berlin, and, lately, the Allianz Arena in Munich.
The Allianz Arena is the brand new soccer stadium in Munich-Fröttmaning, Germany. The initiative to build this modern stadium has already begun in 1997 and it was finally accomplished in the summer of 2005 and ceremoniously opened on May 2005. This 280 million Euros state-of-the-art construction is where the FIFA World Cup opening game will take place in 2006.
The stadium offers 66.000 covered seats on three tiers, with over 7.000 m2 area for food stands. A special eye-catcher – the façade of the Arena (24.000 m2 – biggest membrane shell in the world) can be illuminated in three colors (white, red, and blue).
Naturally, video equipment is concerned, the stadium includes the best and most advanced technology. There are two 100m2 sized LED-video screens (picture format approx. 16:9) mounted above the North and South goals at 42,5m. The resolution of the displays is 288×512 pixels with a pixel composition of 2 red LEDs, 1 true green, and 1 blue. It has a total number of 589.824 LEDs. For best results in color display and resolution, they use the VP-725, a true multi-standard video-to-graphics scaler and presentation switcher. Thanks to its many options and functions (especially the excellent color matching), it is the best device for a high-quality display on such LED screens.