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Lighthouse tries - and succeeds - at 2011 Hong Kong Sevens

The Lighthouse screens have become an important part of this tournament

Late March saw Hong Kong host the 35th annual Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens tournament, at which 24 international rugby teams competed in front of thousands of fans for the events prestigious Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield. For the sixth year, Lighthouse provided LED screens to bring all the action in unsurpassed detail to the Hong Kong Stadium North Stand and Sevens Village at the Indian Recreation Club.

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With a feast of high quality rugby to entertain the crowds, the 2010 Cup’s beaten finalists New Zealand went one better, comprehensively beating England 29-17 to lift the main trophy. Meanwhile South Africa won the Plate, Canada retained the Bowl for a second successive year and Kenya won the Shield, winning a trophy at the event for the first time.

The Lighthouse North Stand and Sevens Village screens have become a familiar part of the tournament. This year each screen comprised 7 x 6 panels (7.11 x 4.57m) of R7-ER 7mm screen and relayed real-time playback, action replays, match facts and sponsorship information with the unsurpassed quality, colour accuracy and resolution that Lighthouse screens are renowned for. So, whether fans were in the stadium or watching at the Sevens Village, they didn’t miss a second of the action.

“The Lighthouse screens have become an important part of this tournament, with such a fast-moving sport the screens greatly enhance the experience for those fans in the Stadium and the Village,” says Warrick Dent, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Head of Commercial, Communication & Events. “The drama and spectacle of the matches captured on the Lighthouse screens adds to the atmosphere, and as the company’s technology evolves, their impact is felt more and more.”

Scott Taylor, Director of Hong Kong Sevens sponsor Show Time Media agrees, adding “Our long standing partnership with Lighthouse and their investment in R&D is greatly valued.”

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Lighthouse general manager Peter Chan concludes, "The Hong Kong Sevens is a key event in our calendar. Each year we always look forward to providing the organisers, fans and sponsors with the exceptional visual quality that only Lighthouse screens can provide. We are continually adding more sporting events to our portfolio, but the Hong Kong Sevens is always particularly special.”

About Lighthouse Technologies Limited

Lighthouse Technologies Limited is a global leader in LED display technology that develops, manufactures, and markets LED video display solutions for multiple indoor & outdoor applications, media and entertainment events, and sports arenas across the globe. With numerous technological breakthroughs to its name, Lighthouse has established itself as a multi award-winning leader in the LED display industry that holds itself to the highest standards of quality.
Founded in 1998 Lighthouse has a strong global presence with regional offices in Europe, North and South America, the Asia Pacific and China. Employing the most advanced technology, the highest quality manufacturing facilities, and world-class, round-the-clock technical support, Lighthouse satisfies customers on every major continent, captivating the imagination of millions.

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