CEI Hits Off-Season Home Run with Control Room HD Upgrade for Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Fans of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball club will continue the 2018 season using an exciting upgrade of the replay and display systems throughout Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA. Communications Engineering Inc. (CEI) built a new high definition, replay and control room that will feed game video, player stats and advertising to a huge, new Daktronics video scoreboard and sleek, new fascia boards and other displays around the stadium. All of this new technology provides more game and player information than ever before and creates an incredibly exciting experience for Iron Pig fans attending their games!
CEI ensured the new IronPigs Control Room housed supercharged equipment for HD production including a Ross Carbonite Production Switcher, Newtek 3Play 425 Replay System for instant replay, slow motion, and real-time highlight production and a fully loaded Ross Xpression real-time 2D/3D motion graphics system. The production team’s video content will be seen on a bright and beautiful 43-foot-high by 73-foot-wide Daktronics HD video score board as well as on Club Level first and third base fascia displays, Bullpen and Speed of Pitch videoboards, Time and Temperature displays and the Homeplate video board.
The new Control Room also includes a new production console with corner equipment turret, a new monitor wall with Planar displays and terminal support gear from Pakedge, AVP, Mackie, DataVideo, Extron, Armoractive and AJA. CEI also installed a set of fiber trunks to connect the Control Room with the production truck from Service Electric Cable TV, who carry the IronPigs games on TV2. Service Electric is the Coca-Cola Park TV and Radio broadcaster and covers nearly every sporting event in the Lehigh Valley.
Good Luck in the 2018 Baseball Season and Home Opener on April 12!
About Lehigh Valley IronPigs
The IronPigs have surpassed 600,000 fans annually since 2008, the longest active streak in Minor League Baseball. Coca-Cola Park has been among the most acclaimed venues in professional sports since its 2008 opening, receiving numerous honors and distinctions, including Ballpark Digest’s “Ballpark of the Year” award and “Best Game Operations and Presentation” award as chosen by gameops.com. It has also drawn rave reviews for its intimacy, fan-friendly atmosphere and architectural design.
Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards, audio systems and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audiovisual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at www.daktronics.com.
About Communications Engineering, Inc.
Headquartered just south of Washington, D.C. in Newington, VA, CEI is a global, premier, system consulting, design and implementation company focused on television and radio broadcast, audio visual and multi-media industries. Providing equipment and services to a wide range of large, medium and small commercial clients as well as non-profit and government agencies, CEI also offers complete maintenance, support and training services for keeping facilities running in top condition.