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Harry Patz, Sr. Vice-President and GM at Samsung America



Sports, video displays and Samsung this week at Rick is joined by Harry Patz on “Tech of Sports.”

Patz is the Sr. Vice-President and GM of the B2B Display Division at Samsung America.

Rick caught up with Patz and the Samsung team as Samsung is responsible for all the displays in the new Chase Center in San Francisco.

Patz is responsible for sales, customer and product marketing, business development and channel for a wide range of products such as digital signage, hospitality displays, LED signage and integrated display solutions across multiple industries and verticals.

It was great to see all the Samsung displays being used all over and around the grounds and inside the Chase Center.

First of all, Samsung and the Warriors ventured outside the arena to install the first-ever full outdoor LED display in San Francisco. Fastened to the outer wall of Chase Center’s west entrance, the eye-catching display provides a preview of the technology that is located inside. The superior image quality of Samsung’s 10mm LED video display is clear and vibrant. The displays are built to withstand any weather or environmental elements.

Once inside any the arena, there are over 1100 video displays giving directions, information or offering entertainment content.

Chase Center Digital Signage:

Seating Bowl, West Vomitorium, Club Displays (5) – 10mm – 4ft-3in wide x 2ft-2in high
Lower Bowl, East and West Vomitorium, Courtside Lounge Bulkhead Displays (4) – 10mm – 3ft-11in wide x 2ft-3in high
Lower Bowl, West Vomitorium, Courtside Club Displays (4) – 10mm – 9ft-9-3in wide x 2ft-3in high
Floor Vomitorium, Corner Tunnel Displays (1) – 10mm – 5ft-6in wide x 2ft-2ft high
Floor Vomitorium, Corner Tunnel Displays (1) – 10mm – 16ft-4in wide x 2ft-2ft high
Floor Vomitorium, Corner Tunnel Displays (1) – 10mm – 16ft-4in wide x 2ft-2in high
Floor Vomitorium, Corner Tunnel Displays (1) – 10mm – 5ft-5in wide x 2ft-2in high
Main Concourse, North Vomitorium, Lower Extension Bulkhead Center Display (1) – 10mm – 15ft-2in wide x 2ft-2in high
Main Concourse, North Vomitorium, Lower Extension Bulkhead Side Displays (2) – 10mm – 15ft-2in wide x 2ft-2in high
Seating Bowl, End Bowl Sponsor Displays (2) – 10mm – 31ft-5in wide x 2ft-2in high
Seating Bowl, Upper Wall Corner Displays (4) – 10mm – 10ft-10in wide x 2ft-2in high
Suite Level, Fascia Display (1) – 10mm – 711ft wide x 2ft-6in high
Upper Suite – 400 Level, Fascia Display (1) – 10mm – 631ft-11in wide x 2ft-6in high
Upper Concourse, Bridge Display (1) – 10mm – 128ft-11in wide x 4ft in high
Scorer’s Table Displays (4) – 24ft wide x 4ft high
Basketball Goal, Stanchion Displays (4) – 46in wide x 12in high
Theatre, North Facing Displays (2) – 10mm – 30ft wide x 7ft-10in high
Theatre, South Facing Displays (2) – 10mm – 30ft wide x 7ft-10in high
Theatre, Halo East Facing Display (1) – 10mm – 80ft wide x 7ft-10in high
Theatre, Halo East Facing Display (1) – 10mm – 80ft wide x 7ft-10in high
Post-Game Interview Room Display (1) – 22ft wide x 8ft-10in high
Main Concourse, Lobby Display (1) – 33ft wide x 7ft-1in high
Plaza Entrance Display (1) – 10mm – 74ft wide x 42ft high
Theatre Entrance Display (1) – 10mm – 141ft wide x 2.7ft high
Gatehouse, Ribbon Display (1) – 10mm – 100ft wide x 3ft high
Ticket Window Displays (1) – 5mm – 20in wide x 5in high
Locker Room Game Clocks (38) – 20in wide x 8in high
Fixed Digit Scoreboards (4) – 6ft wide x 3ft-6in high
Samsung SMART Signage Professional Displays (1,100)

Then there’s the centerhung scoreboard. Amazing to look at.

Patz is a big sports fan, so a great guest to talk about all sorts of topics, here on “Tech of Sports.”


Samsung’s Greg Taylor, RevelTV’s Brian Fitzpatrick and BJ Vander Linden, CIO of Utah Jazz



This week on “Tech of Sports”, Rick is joined by three distinguished guests.

Greg Taylor, Vice President of Sales in Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division

Brian Fitzpatrick, CMO of RevelTV

BJ Vander Linden, CIO for the Utah Jazz

Samsung has announced the installation of their displays at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz. The Utah Jazz teamed up with software integrator RevelTV and Samsung to create a fan experience unlike any other.

More than 600 Samsung screens and videowalls are installed throughout the arena, from the concourse to concession stands to club seating areas. The displays and videowalls helped the arena reopen with a reimagined, fan-focused venue that excites guests and enhances the amenities. Specifically, the 82-inch flat HD displays are equipped with content management tools that make it easy to change the content, messaging and overall look as often as needed. If a client asks for specific advertising, based on time and location, venue management can accomplish that very easily, using the hardware and software installed on the display. Here is a video case study on the integration to provide visuals and additional information.

Rick talks with all three and found out how this all came about and what it means for the future of fan engagement at sporting events. Have a listen.

Vivent Smart Home Arena