Production Flexibility for Venue Scoreboard and Display Systems
Thursday, December 20, 2012 [Iroquois, Ontario, Canada] – As part of a major update to its scoreboard display systems, the University of Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium installed a Ross Video 3 M/E Vision Production Switcher to manage scoreboards and in-house display systems for all three Stadium Venues (Football, Hockey & Basketball).
“We have overhauled our entire production system and the Ross Vision was the key component of our upgrade,” stated Tadd Wilson, Scoreboard and Video Production Manager at TCF Bank Stadium. “We needed a lot of flexibility in our control room as we have to manage production for our three venues. We chose a 3MLE Vision Production Switcher with separate 1MLE and 2MLE control panels, which allows us to produce video at our basketball and hockey venues concurrently when necessary,” Wilson continued. “During football we run all three MLE’s from our 2 MLE panel, which works flawlessly for us. We are very pleased with our choice of Vision; we store our setups for each location in custom controls and can be instantly production ready regardless of which venue/s are in use.”
Vision production switchers can have up to 9 panels controlling the switcher engine, making it ideal for applications where shared resources are required; its unique AUX keys and Multi-Screen production capabilities simplify the task of scoreboard and multiple display management. Additionally it’s powerful custom control macros and device controls allow complicated tasks to be controlled with a single button push.
“TCF Bank Stadium are really making excellent use of the Vision Production Switcher,” said Nigel Spratling, Switcher Marketing Product Manager – Communications at Ross Video. “They are using its Multi-Panel control feature fully and have found the flexibility they needed. Vision has become the primary switcher choice for many sports venues as it offers a feature set that is very difficult to match, particularly at its price point. We work hard to ensure that our products truly meet and exceed our customer expectations while minimizing control complexity.”
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Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in video production applications. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, Vision Octane, CrossOver and Carbonite Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; BlackStorm Video Servers; OverDrive Automated Production Control Systems and Inception Social Media Management System; XPression Character and 3D Graphics Generator; NK Series Routing Systems and Ross Robotics. Ross products are installed in over 100 countries around the world, where they are used daily by top broadcasters, production companies, sports stadiums, government agencies and houses of worship.
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