Verizon Center Gets an LED Video Makeover

January 27, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The Verizon Center recently underwent a makeover by adding nine LED screens to its exterior, all manufactured and supplied by S|N|A. In addition to improving the arena's aesthetics, the new digital signage provides income opportunities for the property's owner, Monumental Sports & Entertainment.

The Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., is home to the NBA's Washington Wizards, NHL's Washington Capitals, WNBA's Washington Mystics and the Georgetown Hoyas' men's basketball program.

The project features a pair of large S|ThruMedia™ displays on the building's corner at the intersection of F Street and 7th Street. S|ThruMedia™ is S|N|A's LED transparent video display product line. Each display is 21'0" high by 40'4" wide and processes 400 x 768 pixels. The screens are comprised of horizontal LED sticks with a 16mm pixel pitch. Vertically, the sticks are spaced 32mm apart, creating a transparent video effect. The sticks are ultrathin, measuring only 18mm in height, allowing for the tight vertical spacing.

Below the main S|ThruMedia™ screens are five LED displays at the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail station entrance/exit. The outermost pair of displays, directed toward intersection traffic and pedestrians, are 2'4" high by 21'3" wide (90 x 810 pixels). Both screens have a tight 8mm pixel pitch.

For pedestrians exiting the Metrorail station using the escalator, there are three additional digital displays, all with a very tight 6mm pixel pitch. Two are 1'11" high by 20'10" wide (96 x 1056 pixels) and the third is 5'0" high by 20'10" wide (256 x 1056 pixels).

All Metrorail LED signage is built with S|Video™ technology.

Two other S|Video™ displays are mounted to the west wall of the Verizon Center. Both 23'8" high by 50'5" wide displays have a 10mm pixel pitch and feature a 160-degree tilt mirror each other at the arena's 7th Street entrance. At 720 pixels high by 1536 pixels wide, these are the highest-resolution screens in the project.

All S|Video™ LED displays in the project employ surface-mount device (SMD) technology, where the LEDs in each pixel are packaged together, allowing for crisp, clear imagery and a widened viewing experience.

For photos of the Verizon Center digital signage project are at You can find more information about S|N|A, S|ThruMedia™ and S|Video™ at

S|N|A, LLC is a turn-key provider of LED digital displays and lighting solutions. S|N|A has managed, fabricated, implemented and installed some of the U.S.'s largest spectacular signs while offering its clients a single source for both indoor and outdoor lighting, text, graphic, and video products. S|N|A relies on more than 300 engineers dedicated to research and development and utilizes one million square feet of space for manufacturing, administrative support and customer service. Sansi has offices throughout North America, including its corporate headquarters in Ballston Lake, NY, satellite offices in New York City, Dallas, Austin, Columbus and Knoxville, as well as administration and manufacturing space in Oklahoma City and Shanghai. For more information about S|N|A, visit or call 800.521.4815. You can also follow S|N|A on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.