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Posted on March 23, 2015 by Scott Pickus

Toronto Counts Down to 2015 Pan Am Games With DynaScan High Brightness LCDs

The 2015 Pan Am games are coming to Toronto on July 10, 2015, and to mark the event, Cisco just unveiled a larger-than-life countdown clock powered by 55″ 5,000 nit high brightness LCDs. The clock will be on display in Toronto leading up to the international sporting event, letting viewers know how many days, hours, and seconds are remaining before the opening of the event, with new features rolling out over time.

According to Digital Signage Today:

The Countdown Clock is a made-in-Canada technology showcase from Cisco Canada, decorated in colorful pictograms of the sports in the Toronto 2015 Games, that counts down to the start of the Pan Am Games on July 10, 2015, as well as the Parapan Am Games on August 7, 2015. (The Pan American Games and ParaPan American Games are Olympics- and Paralympics-style athletic competitions between representative athletes from the nations of the Americas, held every four years in the year before the Summer Olympic Games.)

At its unveiling, the 5.5-meter-tall (roughly 18 feet), two-part structure was “woken” from its slumber by a team of Cirque du Soleil stilt acrobats, Brazilian drummers and break dancers performing as two BMX cyclists did tricks around the structure, according to the announcement.

The Pan American Games are one of the world’s largest international multi-sport gaming event, being only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games.

Source: Digital Signage Today