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Arrowhead Pond Arena Awards VSG Major ProjectDesign and integration contract for control room transition to HD (June 10, 2004)
Venue Services Group (VSG), a national systems integration and design firm, has announced that the company has been selected to perform major systems installation work for The Arrowhead Pond arena in Anaheim, CA, home to the NHLs Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Mindful of VSGs deep experience in SD system design, the Arrowhead Pond Arena has awarded VSG a design and integration contract to modernize its in-house analog scoreboard control room facilities and convert and rebuild the system to be HD-compatible.
The contract, which exceeds $1 million, includes a complete rebuild of its control room that feeds the arena scoreboard and the updating of audio and video production equipment to facilitate the transition to HD and improve the technical quality of arena productions. Also included in the project is installation of SMPTE fiber to nine camera locations within the facility. VSG has recently completed similar SMPTE fiber installation work at both the Fleet Center and Fenway Park in Boston, MA.
Signature features of the VSG approach to systems design and integration include the use of color-coded cables for easy signal type identification and an easily understood yet robust design and build protocol that simplifies system configuration and troubleshooting.
?We felt we needed to enhance our technological capabilities and by updating our analog systems to digital we will be better able to interface with broadcasters HD productions, said Kevin Starkey, Director of Operations for Anaheim Arena Management. ?VSG had the experience in SD and HD system design that we were looking for and a reputation for making the whole process quick and easy for technical personnel.
?We were very pleased to have been chosen by Arrowhead Pond to replace their analog control room, said Dave Shaw, president of Venue Services Group. ?Arrowheads new digital facility replete with state-of-the-art equipment will not only add production flexibility but it will enhance the technical quality of all arena-produced programming from sports events to concerts and other events.
The Arrowhead Pond Arena project is scheduled for an August 2004 completion date, in time for the upcoming hockey season.
Venue Services Group (VSG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Mobile Television, the leading sports mobile unit provider in the United States. VSG is a systems integration/engineering/consulting firm with deep knowledge in the television broadcast industry, concentrating heavily on High Definition Television (HDTV). VSG is specifically experienced in every facet of systems integration, including: building new HDTV mobile units; retro-fitting older trucks to become ready for HDTV broadcasting; cabling new, or re-cabling, of stadiums and arenas; designing new, or re-designing, in-house television control rooms; consulting with television groups, arenas, stadiums and teams on the newest television technology; as well as designing and maintaining high-end conference room audio and visual setups through its alignment with Media Tel, Inc. For more information on VSG, please visit: www.vsg.tv.
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