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August 24, 1998

LUBBOCK, Texas - Mitsubishi Diamond Vision, a division of Mitsubishi Electronics America, Inc., is nearing completion of the installation of a large-scale video display board at Jones Stadium at Texas Tech University. The Diamond Vision screen will captivate thousands of fans on August 28, 1998 during a special event at the stadium, and for many years to come for the Red Raider fans!

Nicknamed Raider Vision at Texas Tech, the Diamond Vision Mark III outdoor video display board for Texas Tech is over 21' high, the equivalent of three stories, and 27' wide. The Diamond Vision screen is made from over 90,000 separate red, green, and blue CRT dots. It's like thousands of televisions, assembled together, to make a giant screen. The picture will be so bright that even in full sun, the fans won't miss a replay.

Mitsubishi Electronics was the very first company to introduce color large-scale video display boards for stadiums, with their installation at Dodger Stadium for the 1980 Major League Baseball All-Star game. Since 1980, Mitsubishi has installed Diamond Vision screens in dozens of professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey venues. This year the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Kansas City Chiefs, and the NHL Florida Panthers, all added new Diamond Vision displays.

In September of 1994, Mitsubishi installed two screens at the University of Nebraska's Memorial Coliseum, the first college-only stadium to install a large-scale video display. Other universities to utilize Diamond Vision displays are Brigham Young University, University of Missouri, Michigan State University, Wright State University, Iowa State University, and others being added this year.

Diamond Vision screens have been star performers at major events worldwide. Sports stadiums, racetracks, arenas, coliseums, and concert halls have come to depend on Diamond Vision for the highest resolution, the brightest, most colorful and clearest imaging available. Fans at Texas Tech University will enjoy the new Diamond Vision display for many years to come. It will increase fan participation and create a medium to promote the university, its programs, and its sponsors. No matter if you're seated on the 50-yard line or on the goal line, you'll have a great view of the stunning Diamond Vision images, due to its brightness and viewing angles.

The Diamond Vision Systems Division is a division of Mitsubishi Electronics America, Inc. It is headquartered at 3100 Avalon Ridge Pl., suite 200, Norcross GA 30087.




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