For Little Caesars Arena, “it was obvious that disguise was the only choice given the number of outputs needed and the networking capabilities required,” Brent Sandrock says. “The IT department can route the disguise network to any port in the building, and the ability to log in remotely from my computer is a big advantage. The QuickCal feature is always very useful for projection, too.”
During Redwings and Pistons games eight projectors map the ice or the basketball court floor with bold graphics to entertain fans. National flags are displayed during the anthems, player intros amp up excitement, 3D animations ‘crack’ the ice, and an animated pinball game engages spectators. “The operator runs cues off SockPuppet,” says Eric. “There’s really no limit to what you can do on these surfaces.”
Floor graphics were also used for the Kid Rock concerts that opened the arena. “Floor graphics can be used by any event in the arena – a corporate convention, music concerts – not just sports,” Eric explains. “Everyone on the arena staff cares about how the video and graphics look every day, and that’s a big contributor to the success of these massive displays,” says Eric.