Honda Center – Anaheim Ducks

Honda Center

Renovated Video Replay Control Room Hits the Goal for Anaheim Ducks

The Honda Center is an indoor arena located in Anaheim, California and is home to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Originally named the Anaheim Arena during construction, it was completed in 1993 and has since undergone technology renovations to keep fans coming back.

The Honda Center’s recently renovated video replay control room and structured sound system was the work of Diversified who worked diligently to complete the updates in preparation for the upcoming NHL season. The project included architectural consulting for pre-production space planning, equipment vendor tests with multiple sound, RF wireless systems and camera vendors  as well as staff tours with vendors at the annual NAB show in advance of the build.

After the year’s NHL playoff run was complete, Diversified coordinated the demolition of the old facility and coordinated with the general contractor on the new control room space, centralized equipment room and arena fly points to augment the new Daktronics scoreboard. Additional key equipment included JBL Professional’s VTX line arrays, Crown Power amps and Yamaha consoles for the reinforced sound portion of the project. The replay control room is equipped with Evertz EQX and EMR routing, terminal gear and multi-viewer with a Magnum control system. Lastly, Ross Video’s Acuity production switcher and Xpression graphics tie nicely with the already Duck-owned Chyron graphics system.

The Evertz Dream Catcher Instant Replay system plays back the action caught by Ikegami’s HDK-95C production cameras with spooned on Fujinon 55x and ENG series glass. Cartoni tripod systems provide support post-production systems included the addition of Quantum’s StorNext file system, 10GigE attached network switches, workstations and Levels Beyond’s Reach Engine for asset management duties.

The renovated video replay control room was completed on time and on budget and provides fans of the Anaheim Ducks the latest and greatest in broadcast and live event experiences.


Morgan State University

Morgan State University

Protecting State-of-the-Art Education Facilities for the Advancement of Student Learning

Morgan State University recently opened a $72M Business Center and a $79M Behavioral and Social Sciences Center (BSSC), both state-of-the-art academic and research facilities made possible through partnership with the State of Maryland. The new buildings add almost 300,000 square feet of additional classroom, laboratory, and office space accommodating seven academic departments.

The new Business Complex features a Center for Innovation, a real-time Capital Markets stock trading center, seminar rooms, and a 299-person-capacity auditorium that includes an 80-person lecture hall. As such, Diversified was engaged to provide top-of-the-line electronic security and access control solutions to protect these new, leading edge University assets.

Diversified provided the University with access control systems, ensuring ADA compliance and seamless system integration. This multiple-phase electronic security and surveillance design integrates new classrooms and study spaces with the master security monitoring platform of the campus, using varying interoperable products such as CBORD, Honeywell Integrated Technical Security and Axis Communications. Diversified was involved in all aspects of both the business Complex and the BSSC from consultation, logistical planning and staging to the installation, programming and commissioning of cabling, conductors and overall peripheral system equipment.

As part of Diversified’s higher education portfolio, the Morgan State University campus expansion lends itself as a true testament to the multiple components that modern technology upgrades entail. Not only are students more equipped for advanced learning, but they can also rest assured the campus they call home is safely secured.


United Nations Headquarters

United Nations

Mission Critical Communication Technology Upgrades for World-Renowned HQ Renovation

From the very start, Skanska’s New York team saw the opportunity to renovate the United Nations’ (UN) Headquarters in Manhattan as a “must-win” project. Diversified saw this as an opportunity to complete a series of mission critical communication technology upgrades requiring a multi-disciplinary core of capabilities addressing the world values inherent in the UN mission. Diversified also saw the opportunity to expand its relationship with Skanska after recently completing the MetLife Stadium audio visual project.

Diversified was chartered to lead the integration and coordination of four separate scopes of work for mission critical communication technology upgrades. The solutions provider was the lead contractor for the broadcast infrastructure rebuild while also playing the role of integration partner to Sony for Media Asset Management and Taiden/Mediavision for conference microphone and simultaneous translation system integration and design. In addition, Diversified was the overarching coordination entity for the audio visual integration, completed by another local integrator.

Diversified coordinated with multiple trades, clients and consultants while simultaneously supervising nearly 100 Local 3 low voltage electricians. “It took hundreds of hours over several months before we really understood the project and the client’s concerns so we could devise the best approach,” stated Dave Schwarz, lead design engineer for the project. “The hours dedicated to design, project management and careful transition planning paid off with the timely completion of this exciting project,” adds Fabio Pansolini, Senior Vice President at Diversified.


Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

State-of-the-Art Digital Cinema System Installation for Historic Aircraft Carrier Turned Museum

Diversified was contracted to install a state-of-the-art Digital Cinema System including an audio visual control room located within the historic USS Intrepid aircraft carrier. The aircraft carrier was commissioned for World War II in 1943. The ship went on to serve as a primary recovery vessel for NASA and was also sent to Vietnam. It is now a national landmark located at Pier 86 in New York and hosts many great attractions.

The Cinema includes HD video recording and playback, surround sound, plasma displays, an automated control system, paging system and a large screen theater. Diversified worked closely with an AV consultant to maximize system design value. Once the design was finalized, Diversified provided all equipment as well as on and off-site fabrication and installation services.

The theater has a custom built speaker cluster located behind the projection screen. The screen was fabricated with an array of microscopic holes to allow sound to pass through it with minimal-to-no masking.

Special Points of Interest:

  • The Digital Cinema houses a 33-foot diagonal projection screen.
  • The projection screen was designed with microscopic holes to allow sound to pass through. There is a large custom built speaker cluster located behind the screen.
  • The projector has a light output of 12,000 lumens.