ANC software, LiveSync, allows user-friendly real-time display system control venue-wide with more platform capabilities and facility feature integrations.

March 20, 2024
Alison Burke
Revolutionary LiveSync, ANC's software control system, is being used in several prominent sports facilities, including Fenway Park in Boston, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indiana. ANC collaborates with each team to deliver custom-built solutions specific to each venue’s priorities.

LiveSync enables ANC partners to manage all video displays throughout their space, both interior and exterior, to deliver complete venue synchronization as one dynamic canvas, either locally or in the cloud. It also offers live content editing and 24/7 scheduling abilities.

Previously known as the vSOFT™ platform or “Vision Soft,” the ongoing enhancements to the LiveSync software platform present a user-friendly timeline-based interface often compared to the dynamic user experience of the Adobe Creative Suite, the industry standard in most creative fields.

“In 2013, I first learned on Vision Soft, and we modified it to what is now the new and improved version of LiveSync,” said Luke Fraser, Assistant Director, Red Sox Productions. “I've seen it all, and I'm comfortable with LiveSync. It’s super easy to use, so having the ability to tie it and do everything with one click is great.”

LiveSync simplifies and integrates all your venue-specific technologies, including venue lighting, robust IPTV platforms, and the integration of complex sports scoring. For ANC’s MLB partners, like the Red Sox, their fandom wants to see all the stat-heavy baseball information, and LiveSync delivers.

Additionally, ANC’s LiveSync Operating System’s Capabilities Drive 40 Million Pixels and Deliver a Unique In-Arena Experience for Pittsburgh Penguins Fans at PPG Paints Arena.

The centerpiece of a $30 million arena upgrade is the massive center-hung scoreboard driven by ANC’s LiveSync software, which has powered the digital display operating system at the Penguins’ home since 2010 and was designed with ANC holding company C10 Media.

To get the most from the 50-foot by 33-foot center-hung scoreboard (nearly twice the size of the previous scoreboard) and meet the Penguins’ goal of pushing its limits, ANC has enhanced LiveSync’s capabilities to drive an unprecedented 37 million pixels of 8K resolution in a unique “single canvas” mode.

“Our partnership with the Penguins enables us to showcase the evolving capabilities and true power of LiveSync,” said longtime ANC Chief Technology Officer Mark Stross, who developed the original iteration of LiveSync 25 years ago. “The 8K resolution and real-time graphics, presented in a single canvas format, allow fans to experience an extraordinary visual display from any vantage point in PPG Paints Arena.  Elevating the fan experience through best-in-class technology and service is at the core of all ANC partnerships.”

Although LiveSync has evolved through many iterations and name changes in the past two decades, it has remained the most intuitive, compatible, and versatile system in the visual display industry. That’s because LiveSync is essentially “future-proofed” to ensure it continually responds and adapts to its clients’ ever-changing needs. Additionally, whereas many operating systems are made specifically for individual manufacturers’ hardware, LiveSync stands apart because it is hardware agnostic.

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Example dashboard from user-friendly LiveSync interface
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