Dinamo Riga, the Latvian professional hockey team, teamed with Stage Crew, Latvian technical production service, to mark Dinamo’s final home game of the KHL 2016/17 season. And centre to the stunning pre-game visuals was a Hippotizer Karst Media Server, running Hippotizer V4.

The impressive Arena Riga has been home to the Kontinental Hockey League club Dinamo Riga since 2008, offering a 10,300 capacity when the ice is laid out. One of Latvia’s leading indoor venues – artists to have played concerts there include Ed Sheeran, Elton John, KISS, Metallica, and Tiesto – Arena Riga provided a superb backdrop and centrepiece for the show.

Pro 1 Stage, Green Hippo’s Latvian distributor, used and configured a Hippotizer Karst to drive five 1920 x 1080 feeds at 60Hz. Two of the Karst outputs, split with Datapath X4’s fed four Barco HDXW20 Flex projectors for the 360-degree projection surface. The third output was used to drive another feed to the Absen A7 LED and Barco Slite 10xp LED screen.

The Green Hippo Hippotizer KARST V4 Media server is incredibly powerful, and this great event was the perfect example of its might. Three outputs were used, outputs one and two were configured to 3840×1080 at 60Hz that was split by Datapath x4 to 2x 1920×1080 60Hz by and output three was configured to serve resolution 1920×1080 60Hz.

Andrejs Mefodovskis, Pro 1 Stage

The result of this combination of leading technology and creative design was an event to perfectly cap-off Dinamo’s season. It was also a brilliant example of how smart design and clever technology can add value to a sporting event, rewarding loyal fans with a show, as well as a match, to remember.