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UGA’s Sanford Stadium Gets a Total Upgrade from TSAV – Pt 1

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 121-1:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Pete Dugas of the Athens, Georgia firm of TSAV, Technical Services Audio-Visual regarding their complete power and sound system upgrade for Sanford Stadium, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs. In Part 1, Pete details the Furman power conditioning gear installed and discusses the planning and tough timeline under which TSAV had to work to get everything done for the beginning of football season.


Links of interest:

TSAV Technical Services Audio Visual in Athens, Georgia
Furman Classic Series Power Conditioners
Sanford Stadium, home of the Georgia Bulldogs
Furman Series II Power Conditioners

Fiber Optics Technology: Latest from the FOA – Part 2

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 120-2:


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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Ed Miscovic of The Light Brigade about fiber optic technology and training. Ed discusses the weight saving of fiber in remote trucks and temporary event setups. He also outlines the TIA-598 color coding scheme used to identify types of fiber and their specific capabilities. Ed also discusses the most important factors to consider in the specs for a new fiber system.


Links of interest:
The Light Brigade in Tukwila, Washington – fiber optic systems training
Fiber Optics 123 – A Light Brigade course on fiber optic network design, installation, and maintenance
Fiber Optic Training DVDs
Fiber Optics for Pro A/V and Broadcast “Hands-On” Training Course

Complete AV Upgrade for Dayton Dragons Home Field – Part 2

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 119-2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his conversation with Scott Rohrer about the completely new sound and video system at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio, home of the Dayton Dragons baseball team. Scott lays out the technical details on the installation of the RTS Zeus III matrix intercom system and he explains the broadcast camera setup at the stadium along with the layout of the dual control room with one side for stadium AV and the other for broadcast.
Links of interest:
• Ross Carbonite 24 input video switcher
• 360 Systems Instant Replay 2
• Sennheiser 2000 Series wireless microphones
• RTS Zeus III compact matrix intercom system

Fiber Optics Technology: The Latest from the FOA – Part 1

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 120-1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Ed Miscovic and Larry Johnson of The Light Brigade about fiber optic technology and training. They explore the current coexistence between fiber and copper in the AV industry and note the factors that influence the adoption of fiber optic systems along with applications for fiber in commercial signage.
Links of interest:


The Light Brigade in Tukwila, Washington – fiber optic systems training
The Light Brigade training brochure
Lightwave – site for fiber optic webcasts and training blog

Complete AV Upgrade for Dayton Dragons Home Field – Part 1

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 119-1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Scott Rohrer about the effort he led in getting the completely new sound and video system set up for the Dayton Dragons in Fifth Third Field, their home stadium. Scott discusses the project starting with tearing out the old control area down to the drywall and installing a RedNet Dante digital audio network, new playback sources and independent operation by the stadium video crew and the broadcast team.


Links of interest:


Focusrite RedNet Dante digital audio network distribution system
Official web site of the Dayton Dragons
Soundcraft SI Expression 3 mixing console used in each control room
Sound Devices A/V recorder

CompView installs AudiaFLEX in Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex-Part 2

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 118-2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his conversation with Eric Boyd and John Cathey of AV installation and support company CompView about their installation of a large Biamp AudiaFLEX system in the University of Oregon’s (UO) new Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex. The discussion includes the acoustics in various parts of the complex, the Crestron control system and the DSP capabilities of the sound system.


Links of interest:


Crestron DigitalMedia control system
Christie LWU421projectors used in the new facility
Da-Lite Advantage Electrol Motorized screens
The Cisco C40 Codec used for videoconferencing

IDC Church Gets a Complete AV Upgrade from Encompass AV – Part 2

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 117-2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his conversation with Tim Pickett of Encompass AV in Chicago about the AV installation his company did for the Inspirational Deliverance Center Church of God in Christ with new Martin MLA Mini arrays, Elation lighting and a new video distribution network. Tim details the microphone selection for the church and discusses the lighting instruments along with the Just Add Power video system that distributes camera output to flat panel displays in the sanctuary.
Links of interest:


Shure MX-418s used on the three podiums
Elation ELAT EX Tribar
Sony EVI-H 100 PTZ cameras
Cloud-Based control systems by On Controls

CompView installs AudiaFLEX in Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex-Part 1

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 118-1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Eric Boyd and John Cathey of AV installation and support company CompView about their installation of a large Biamp AudiaFLEX system in the University of Oregon’s (UO) new Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex. They outline the system design and discuss the challenges of installing it and linking all the I/O points on a CobraNET network.

Links of interest:


AV Installation and Support company CompView
Tour of the Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex from the Daily Emerald
Biamp’s AudiaFLEX digital audio platform
CobraNET networked digital audio

IDC Church Gets Complete AV Upgrade from Encompass AV – Part 1

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 117-1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Tim Pickett of Encompass AV in Chicago about the total AV revamp his company did for the Inspirational Deliverance Center Church of God in Christ with new Martin MLA Mini arrays, Elation lighting and a new video distribution network. Tim outlines the installation of the Martin sound system and discusses the musicians’ monitoring and the Behringer X32 FOH mixing console.

Links of interest:


Encompass AV in Chicago
Martin Audio Ultra Compact MLA Mini array system
Behringer X32 FOH audio mixing console
Martin Audio AQ8 side fills used in the sanctuary sound system

First Wayne Street United Methodist Upgrades with Bose RoomMatch Pt. 2

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 116-2:
In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his chat with Phil Mitchell of the Mitchell Design Group about their recent upgrade of the sound system at the First Wayne Street United Methodist Church in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Phil discusses the challenge of acoustic separation for recording of choir and organ and he details the microphone layout used for services and other events in the church.

 

Links of interest:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

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The SVC Blogcast encompasses the podcasts Houses of Worship AV, Corporate AV, and Networked AV. In the Houses of Worship AV podcast, ministers of media, sound, lighting and video experts, and technology manufacturers share best practices and installation secrets. Corporate AV focuses on audiovisual installation within corporate environments such as boardrooms, meeting rooms, training centers, and corporate lobbies. Networked AV covers the challenges of moving professional audio, video, and control signals across the entire signal distribution chain from source to destination.

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