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AVI-SPL’s Yankee Stadium Project Featured in Sound & Communications

Orial Park Sound System

Pride of the Yankees

Bronx Bombers stadium AV scores.
By Jim Stokes
Sound & Communications

For the Yankee Stadium AV project, AVI-SPL, Tampa FL, was a subcontractor for Unity Electric. The $5.7 million contract was completed in March 2009 after a two-year duration. Looking at the scope of Yankee Stadium AV integrated systems, AVI-SPL was responsible for providing engineering for the audio and broadcast cabling, as well as the distribution of television (SMATV) systems. The audio system includes a fully digital sound-reinforcement system comprised of a digital console, digital signal processing (DSP) and amplifier control to more than 625 speakers in the seating bowl and 675- plus speakers in the back of house systems and suites.

Moving from the bowl, there are 675 speakers serving the BOH (back of house). Bryl acknowledged that AVI-SPL Senior Programmer Julia Cooper programmed all the Crestron throughout the Stadium, which included the press conference room, party suites, Great Hall and Yankee clubhouse, as well as other areas designed for Crestron control. For example, the Crestron controlled party suites can be divided into seven individual suites or other combinations with the same audio or choice of audio feeds.

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EAW Hits Home Run at Oriole Park

Oriole Park at Camden Yards has housed the Baltimore Orioles since its unveiling in 1992 and continues to be a favorite among baseball enthusiasts. The park recently benefited from the installation of a brand new distributed sound reinforcement system, featuring nearly 300 loudspeakers from EAW, a world leader in sound system solutions. The installation, completed in time for the Orioles’ April 6th season opener against the New York Yankees, was finished in a highly accelerated time period of six months, which is approximately half the amount of time a system of this magnitude would take to install under normal conditions. To meet these stringent deadlines, EAW drew on its manufacturing resources to supply the complete loudspeaker inventory requested for the installation.

The Maryland Stadium Authority, who manages the state-owned facility, contracted with the Tampa-based AV integration company AVI-SPL. The system was designed by New York-based SIA Acoustics, who was the audio consultant for the Baltimore Orioles on the project.

“…The upgraded audio system that SIA Acoustics designed and AVI-SPL installed certainly reaffirms Oriole Park as a world class ball park. EAW speakers made our job easy as they just sound great!”

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Designing an Audiovisual System from the Ground Up

Texas Women's University Lecture Hall Audiovisual

Texas Woman’s University (TWU) faced several AV challenges when the university decided to build a new Houston campus. TWU, the nation’s largest university primarily for women, has campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. After 45 years at its previous Houston location, TWU planned for a new Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center in the heart of Houston’s world-renowned Texas Medical Center. The new building was a 10-story, 202,000 square-foot complete “campus in one building.”

Our goal was to add the ability to present, communicate and teach within the campus and to other campuses,” said Jeremy Blanton, AVI-SPL project manager. “Technology has become a critical piece of teaching the school’s curriculum, so they wanted to ensure that the instructors had the latest technology to support the applications in the medical field.”

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