AJP Designs a Giant LED Display,
5x Control Room Broadcast Facility
and IPTV System for LSU
State-of-the-art Video Broadcast System and the Largest Basketball Scoreboard in College Sports for PMAC
BATON ROUGE, LA – DECEMBER 2017
Anthony James Partners (AJP) is proud to have worked with Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF) and Louisiana State University to design a truly unique LED center hung for the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. AJP also supported TAF and LSU with the design and engineering of five Video Replay Control Rooms to help meet SEC Network requirements. A market leader in AV consulting and representation services, AJP supported Ownership by successfully managing the design, procurement and construction oversight from concept to completion.
LED CENTER HUNG, AUXILIARY DISPLAYS, LED SCORER’S TABLE
Featuring the latest in HD technology, LSU’s new center hung is the largest in college sport and ranks 11th in size among NBA arenas. The true 16:9 aspect videoboard features two sideline displays each measuring 42 feet by 21 feet. The two end zone displays each measure 24 feet by 20.5 feet. In all, the scoreboard gives fans a total of 2,748 square feet of HD video space. Additional LED assets include four new auxiliary displays (each 18.9 feet by 2.4 feet) and an LED scorer’s table to relay game-in-progress information, stats and other dynamic content.
5x CONTROL ROOM BROADCAST FACILITY
AJP has worked with TAF and LSU on Video Replay AV in the past, and was called back for the latest SEC Network requirement upgrades. AJP designed and engineered a state-of-the-art (5x) Control Room Broadcast Facility consisting of (2) large “Linear” Production Control Rooms (and associated audio suites) for producing live-to-air SEC events, as well as (3) “Digital” Control Rooms geared to the school’s video replay board shows. The upgrades centered around a Technical Operation Center with a 750 x 1280 router for distributing signals. AJP also worked on the design and integration of a Shading/Engineering Room to facilitate the shading of over (16) Broadcast Cameras, along with the incoming truck feeds and overall engineering duties of the house plant.
FAST TURNAROUND: FROM CONCEPT TO FINAL COMMISSIONING
With fall exhibition games around the corner, the University needed a quick turnaround with minimum disruption to the school. AJP’s comprehensive design and detailed financials enabled LSU and TAF to make legitimate and strategic budget determinations and design decisions in advance of the procurement process. As a result, the University knew precisely what the project would look like and cost before it went out to bid. As the Owner’s Representative, AJP stayed engaged through the construction, installation, and finally the commissioning to ensure TAF and LSU were more than satisfied with their new assets.
IPTV SYSTEM – ONGOING 2017-18
HIGH DEFINITION DISPLAYS
AJP is currently engaged with TAF in LSU’s $4 million IPTV system upgrade that will be phased over the next year. The project involves the integration of 1,017 high definition displays at the Maravich Center, Alex Box Stadium and Tiger Stadium. Installed at concession stands, concourse areas, premium seating areas and back of house, the HD displays will allow LSU to feed custom content and event footage throughout the three venues. The system will be run from the central control room located in the LSU Athletic Administration Building. The Samsung/Vitec solution integrated by Panasonic/ProMedia will allow LSU Athletics to expand to other campus facilities as desired for years to come.
“LSU athletics and the Tiger Athletic Foundation are fully invested in providing the best in-game experience possible for our fans while giving our student-athletes every advantage possible to have success. This new videoboard goes a long way to helping accomplish both of those goals.”
Joe Alleva, LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics
2014 TIGER STADIUM RENOVATION
In 2014, AJP was retained by Tiger Athletic Foundation to design and manage the procurement and construction oversight for a state-of-the-art HD video system for LSU’s Tiger Stadium. The North end zone features a 28′ x 80′ video screen along with two 375 square foot auxiliary displays. The South end zone design included two 40′ x 68′ screens. 1,300′ of fascia displays were also installed in the South, East and West sections of the stadium. All displays were a true 16 mm pixel pitch. AJP also worked with TAF and LSU on Video Replay Control Room Upgrades and Tiger Stadium’s Sound Reinforcement System.