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Fully Portable Technology Systems Allow Church to Strategically Expand Its Reach

Christ Fellowship is widely known as one of the most innovative ministries of the past decade, consistently expanding their reach with both physical locations and unique ministry strategies that have made them one of the largest churches in the United States. Never has this innovation been more evident than in a new expansion strategy centered around “pop-up” church events, utilizing portable technology systems in new communities to introduce the church and build a core group who can help to eventually help plant a permanent location.

Diversified was tasked by Christ Fellowship to help them develop a turnkey portable technology system that would fit inside two box trucks and could be set up by a small team of volunteers and staff, while maintaining the core standards that Christ Fellowship expects in their worship gatherings and exporting it in approachable ways in temporary venues. It was critical that the system be extremely robust, repeatable and modular to allow for success in several different types of venues such as amphitheaters, school auditoriums and church sanctuaries.

Diversified created a fully portable system that was initially based on the best practices the church had previously developed over many years, while strategically enhancing those practices wherever possible to speed up execution, improve workflows and maximize flexibility. The scope included a complete audio system, video presentation system with an LED wall, stage lighting with a console package and lighting fixtures to supplement existing venue lighting, a fiber backbone that streamlines connectivity between the stage and front of house control position, power distribution for the entire system, portability so that every single piece has a home in a road case, and even planning the Truck Pack to ensure it would all fit in its designated home for transport. This solution also had one of the first implementations of L-Acoustics’ A-series loudspeaker system, a game changer in performance and cost for solutions of this size.

Close collaboration with the church’s team ensured no detail was overlooked. The entire system was built in Diversified’s Atlanta, GA facility, where the church’s team visited for several days to assist in the completion of commissioning to their exacting standards and then bring it home for its first rollout a few weeks later. Diversified’s team has continued to support the church both on-site and behind the scenes along the way and the system has become the gold standard for the church’s portable production needs, providing a pattern for future portable systems to come as some of these “pop-up” locations begin their transition to permanent sites.

Rider University Mobile Broadcast Solution

Rider University 

Student-Run Mobile Broadcast Solution Streams Athletics to ESPN3

When Rider decided to reevaluate their approach to digital broadcasting, they knew they wanted a turnkey solution that emphasized student engagement, enabling students to train on the equipment and run the production. Chris Foster, Assistant Athletic Director for Digital and New Media at Rider said he wanted “viewers at home that watch our broadcast to be able to turn on ESPN and watch a Duke, UNC basketball game and turn on ESPN3 and watch a Rider, Marist game and see no difference in quality, no difference in broadcast.” 

Diversified, in collaboration with All-Star Sports Technologies, delivered a fully customized 20-foot trailer that would do just that. The mobile production unit includes a 24-input video switcher, a 32-input digital audio mixer and four 1080i HD-quality broadcast cameras and lenses. Even the outside of the trailer is completely wrapped to highlight the university’s brand, and three doors allow for quick and easy access to the control, rack room and trailer at large. Utilizing lightweight aluminum, the trailer can be pulled by any large SUV or pickup truck making it easy to transport to any event. The interior floor accommodates different weather scenarios. There is a dual-zone, commercial HVAC system to help prevent leaks and keep the rack room cool, but the students comfortable. The cables can be found directly behind the monitor wall and are easy to access, which is invaluable in a live broadcast environment. 

Rider students are learning and using the technology from day one—operating and breaking down broadcast cameras, a Ross Carbonite switcher, graphics packages from ESPN, and replay operations through an Avid PlayMaker system. At the men’s and women’s MAC (Mid-American Conference) basketball championships in Albany at Times Union Center, they shot 14 games in 3 days with a 13-member crew of Bronc staff. 

The Rider team is now capable of live broadcasting up to six camera shoots with live play-by-play and color commentary on ESPN digital networks. Foster noted, “Us having the Diversified trailer is instrumental in our relationship with ESPN.” The success of the trailer has helped Rider to attract partners, sponsors, externals and new students.

NJ Hall of Fame Mobile Museum

New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum

Showcasing the Garden State in a Mobile, Interactive Mobile Exhibit

The New Jersey Hall of Fame is home to an exhibition that showcases the accomplishments of those from the Garden State. But without a permanent home to call its own, the Board of Directors turned to architect and Hall of Fame inductee Michael Graves to design a mobile museum that would illustrate the way inductees have changed both the state and the world.

Lynch Exhibits partnered with the engineering team of Diversified’s Digital Media Group to design technology solutions for the interactive mobile exhibit. In addition to the design of Michael Graves, a renowned planner and designer of museum exhibits, Ralph Appelbaum Associates aided in the design of the mobile museum. The 53-foot double-expandable trailer has the ability to transform to 850 square feet of museum exhibition space, on-location.

In order to attract, inform and entertain visitors, the mobile museum features multimedia presentations and exhibits as well as a creative interactive suite.

Since its inception, the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors. The mobile museum, which New Jersey Hall of Fame Foundation Board Chairman Emeritus John Keegan calls the “field trip on wheels,” now showcases Garden State greats like Toni Morrison, Buzz Aldrin, Bruce Springsteen, John Travolta, Jack Nicholson and Queen Latifah.

The mobile multimedia exhibit features images, artifacts, film and interactive elements, made available by the technical support and expertise of Diversified.


Baylor University – McLane Stadium

Baylor University

New Video Production Control Room Gives Students & Alumni a Top-Tier Fan Experience

Baylor University set out to build a new football stadium with the goal of bringing a top-tier fan experience to students and alumni. The vision was to create a stateof-the-art football home, now known as McLane Stadium, as well as an equally impressive entertainment venue for live concerts and other family events.

Diversified was chosen to provide design and integration services for a new video production control room. The two primary goals for the control room were to have the ability to feed HD video and rich graphics to the LED scoreboards and to provide camera feeds to mobile broadcast trucks for cable and satellite channels.

Baylor’s sports productions are entirely run by students, working to gain experience or to obtain class credits. The students who encounter the production systems must be able to use the equipment in a way that is productive without much training, in a small window of time. To make it as easy as possible to teach and train the students, the University wanted to utilize similar equipment to what was currently in use. Since the school already owned Ross video production switchers, the decision was made to use a Ross Vision switcher. Students would know how to operate it and the University felt that it was the easiest to learn.

Not only was choosing similar equipment better for students, but also more cost effective than competing products. Diversified also provided Sony  cameras and Chyron character generation (allowing Baylor to be graphics-compatible with the OB vans brought in by ESPN and FOX). To complete the project in the given time frame, Diversified allocated more manpower on-site and built an install team from the local area. Diversified ensured
the system would allow Baylor to produce what it needs for its large screen display, in-house cable show, and OB Van support. Baylor now has a new control room with enhanced switching capabilities, more cameras, more replay and graphics power and can produce and broadcast in HD. Diversified met all deadlines and, based on this project’s success, were awarded another project from Baylor University.


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