Washington Department of Transportation

Washington Department of Transportation

TMC Technology Integration Helps to Make Roadways Safe and Traffic Management More Efficient

The Washington Department of Transportation, Traffic Management Center’s (TMC) mission is to make roads more safe and efficient through management of roadside cameras, ramp meters, variable message signs, speed and lane control signs, and radios. When the traffic management center outgrew its building – as well as the size of its roadway monitoring system – the staff realized it was time not just for a physical upgrade, but a TMC technology integration and upgrade, too. The project called for management and display of 750 live video feeds from across the WSDOT system. The live feeds are used throughout the facility in the Operations Center, Media Viewing Room, Situation Room and in management offices.

This was a multi-phase project taking place over 9 months that required the Diversified project management and integration teams to work seamlessly with WSDOT and the general contractor. Utilizing a client-centric project management and communication process, Diversified anticipated and resolved structural and aesthetic issues to deliver the project on time and to the client’s expectations.

During phase 1 of the project, Diversified discovered the sheet metal in the Operation Center’s false wall built to hold the 90 Peerless SmartMount® video wall brackets and NEC P463 displays, didn’t go up as high as needed for seismic requirements. The team worked with the client and general contractor to resolve the issue.

For phase 2 of the Operations Center, Diversified integrated the 3×4 NEC P463 video wall while the TMC was fully operational and collaborated with WSDOT to ensure the least possible disruption to the traffic engineers. Lastly, Diversified partnered on configuration and training of the Barco CMS collaboration software and TransForm N streaming video input node that make up the networked visualization solution which drives the video wall content.

The Washington Department of Transportation is very pleased with the new, high-tech environment which has been working seamlessly 24/7/365 since completion and enables traffic management associates to efficiently monitor real-time video of traffic conditions and control area roadways.


Peloton

Peloton

Live Studio Broadcast for At-home Cycling from Anywhere in the World

Peloton is the first of its kind to bring live studio broadcast cycling classes from their studio in New York City to homes anywhere in the World. Whether you live in New York or Hawaii, Peloton’s NYC Studio is your studio. The combination of this unique studio, innovative technology, and advanced bike with built-in Wi-Fi and a large video screen display creates an immersive exercising experience like no other.

Diversified was contracted to implement all of the video, audio and lighting components required to create an exciting and dynamic studio environment that the riders at home would feel. Diversified expertise in broadcast, AV, IT and lighting enabled the studio to be built over a short period of time.

The central challenge was engineering and building a one-of-a-kind studio that would project the energy within the studio to the clients riding their Peloton bikes at home. The use of robotic theatrical lighting, a dance club like sound reinforcement system and robotic tracking cameras has allowed the energy in the studio to be transformed to the home.

The studio is equipped with Sony Hi-Def camera and Telemetric Hi-Def ceiling mounted track camera. A full streaming production control room including a Tricaster video production switcher, Mackie audio console and full robotic theatrical lighting system captures the Peloton coaches and the energy of the studio.

While Peloton’s clients are busy pedaling away at home, the Peloton production team is working hard to live studio broadcast each and every class.

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Texas A&M

Texas A&M 

Providing Continuity and State-of-the-Art Broadcast Systems for 12th Man Productions

Since 1950, the 12th Man Foundation, named in honor of the famous Texas A&M (TAMU) 12th Man tradition, has provided scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics. They provided the impetus for the major renovation of TAMU’s football facility, Kyle Field, a premier facility in all of college football and a destination for football fans everywhere. In a competitive bid, Diversified was chosen to design and integrate the audio visual and broadcast systems for the new production facility at the field. The student-run broadcast facility handles the television production needs for all TAMU athletics.

As part of a multi-phased replacement of TAMU’s 100-year old football stadium, Diversified’s work was spread over two years, beginning with the design phase. During the summer, temporary facilities were built for the following football season as work on infrastructure parts was completed. At the close of the season, Diversified proceeded to integrate the video production facilities (control room, edit suites, etc.), ready for kick-off of the next season.

The 12th Man Production facility consists of three, identically configured production control rooms to originate programming as well as broadcast support functions for Kyle Field video displays and other TAMU facilities such as Reed Arena and Blue Bell Park. Fiber optics connect at least a half-a-dozen other campus venues. For A-Level events, truck-dock integration with the control room allows for mobile production trucks to broadcast live. Also included are two studios, an Internet streaming control room, a “radio studio,” a centralized rack room, centralized shading and POV room, centralized slow-motion room, edit rooms, and the Aggie Experience Theater.

Given its considerable personnel resources, Diversified was able to make long-term commitments for the project manager, lead engineer and installation supervisor. Any multi-phased project requires continuity of the core team, and TAMU experienced the benefit of Diversified’s size, depth and ability to keep the team together. The Aggies now have a production facility that will serve the 12th Man Production team for years to come.




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