CINCINNATI, Ohio – Xavier University’s Cintas Center debuted a substantial technology upgrade for its men’s basketball home opener against Niagara University, designed by Anthony James Partners (AJP) and supplied and installed by experience design and execution company ANC.

The $3 million upgrade includes a new centerhung videoboard supplied by Lighthouse Technologies that is 2.5 times the size of the previous one with a high-definition video display, upgraded ribbon board display, new graphics systems and HD cameras. The new tech experience puts Xavier’s arena on par with the top collegiate arenas in the country.

“Our new system gives us more flexibility, a much more crisp display and more engaging content thanks to the creativity of our partners AJP and ANC,” said Brian Hicks, Xavier University Associate Athletic Director.

The new centerhung is the third-generation scoreboard at Cintas Center. The new display, 1920×1080 pixels with a 4mm pixel pitch, is complemented by HD broadcast-quality cameras, hardware and a new suite of graphics systems. A more modern system allows Xavier to stream content across campus for all athletic events, graduations and other special events in the building.

“Working with universities like Xavier makes our job easy, because they are eager to understand the full capabilities of what we can offer,” said George Linardos, ANC Chief Executive Officer. “With access to the best products on the market, coupled with creative services, we are able to provide Xavier with an exceptional experience no matter the need.”

“It has been a pleasure working on this latest project with the entire staff at Xavier University,” said Anthony James Partner’s Chief Executive Officer Michael Rowe. “AJP has been fortunate to have been a partner with Xavier for over twelve years, and on every occasion, they impress us with their understanding of what is required along with a can-do attitude that makes projects flow smoothly.”



AJP is a fee-based company that combines the roles of AV Consultant, Owner’s Representative and Design Consultant. Working with owners, architects and operators, we help our clients navigate through the process of acquiring rapidly evolving technology while protecting overall creative, operational and financial goals. From the largest custom LED scoreboard displays, auxiliary displays and custom signage to state-of-the-art AV design and engineering, wireless systems, broadcast studios, control rooms, concourses and digital signage systems, AJP continues to set the industry bar for technology integration and large-scale project development.
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ANC, which is a part of LEARFIELD, crafts custom multimedia environments to deliver unforgettable experiences. We transform commercial spaces such as sports arenas, transit hubs, entertainment venues and retail locations through immersive design, execution and service operations. Having more than 20 years of expertise, partners include Westfield World Trade Center, Wells Fargo Center, Lollapalooza, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, and colleges and universities across the United States. To learn more about ANC, visit: