Mississippi State University’s (MSU) Television Center has consolidated its audiovisual (AV) production capabilities using fiber optic transport products by Telecast Fiber Systems, a producer of portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television production.
The centralized, state-of-the-art HD control room is located in MSU’s Davis Wade Stadium, according to Telecast Fiber Systems. Prior to the consolidation of AV equipment, MSU maintained separate control facilities at its football, basketball and baseball venues, but now the control room will supply video feeds to big screens for every MSU home football, basketball and baseball game, and the university has plans to expand to other campus sports venues in the near future, TFS says.
A recent HD upgrade at Davis Wade Stadium led to MSU’s decision to relocate big screen production for basketball and baseball there, enabling fans of the other two sports to enjoy HD presentations as well. Now, Telecast Fiber Systems’ TelePort 3G multichannel HD/SDI transport systems multiplex signals from each sports field onto two strands of single-mode fiber, spanning up to a half mile with no degradation in signal quality, TFS says.
“Like many other major universities with diversified and high-profile collegiate sports programs, MSU has recognized the cost savings and efficiencies of running production for multiple venues out of a single control room,” said Darren Fordham, Telecast Fiber Systems’ southern area sales engineer.
“Our solutions are rapidly becoming the standard for fiber-based systems that move high-quality HD video around a college campus, between venues and to remote production sites,” Fordham said.