Alpha Video Completes UCF Installation

Alpha Video’s Sports & Entertainment Group, announced
that it has finished installing a state-of-the-art digital replay control room
for the newly built Bright House Networks Stadium at the University of Central
Florida (UCF).

Alpha’s Sports & Entertainment Group worked with UCF on
planning for the project for over two years before construction of the stadium
began, and designed and integrated the digital replay control room, valued at
$700,000. The multi-definition control room includes equipment manufactured by
Ross Video, Panasonic, Pro-Bel, Avid and others. It is currently used in
standard-definition, but can easily be updated to high-definition as the
Knights’ needs change.

“Bright House Networks Stadium is a beautiful facility and a
project that we are very proud of. By working closely with the University we
were able to deliver a control room that serves as the heart of their digital
media initiatives today, and can grow with them as their needs evolve in the
future,” said Jeffrey Volk, Director, Alpha
Video’s Sports & Entertainment Group.

“We built Bright House Networks Stadium with efficiency and
expandability in mind,” said John Kvatek, Director of Video Services for the UCF
Athletics Association. “Jeff and Alpha Video were able to come up with a terrific
design that will allow us to produce football games on Saturday, Coach’s Shows
and other TV programming during the week, and will allow us to connect all of
our team sports facilities over time. Our path to HD is clearly defined and all
of the surprises were positive ones. We’re very happy with the outcome.”

The stadium, which is the cornerstone of the University’s
athletic program and the nation’s newest college football venue, sprawls over
25 acres and seats over 45,300.
As the
home of the UCF Knights, it is part of a $60 million project that included financing
costs, reserve requirements, infrastructure, roads, parking and practice fields
for football, soccer and baseball. Already, the stadium has become one of the toughest
places to play in Conference
USA,
due to the home crowd and game-day atmosphere. The facility was also chosen to
host the 2007 Conference USA Championship Game, a game which was ultimately won
by UCF.

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