The state-of-the-art video production facility was designed and installed by Matrix Video, simultaneously with the Digital Signage/IPTV system.
The central equipment room consists of 18 full-height racks including Sony HD cameras, Fujinon lenses, Imagine Communications routing, Ross switching and CG, Christie’s Pandora’s Box for the extraordinary on-ice projection and a Blackcam specially designed track-camera that is under-mounted on the huge centre-hung scoreboard. The camera is on an 11-metre track and is capable of traveling up to 4 metres per second!
There are six (6!) Ross Xpression systems to drive the Arena’s remarkable LED system. That includes the multiple exterior boards, the spectacular screen in Ford Hall, both LED ribbons and the centre-hung scoreboard!
Matrix had staff from every one of our offices assisting in installing the over 1250 screens located in Rogers Place! No subcontractors here!
The main and upper concourses have over 200 screens that are in a 1x3 videowall configuration that allows for two separate advertising opportunities and for the game in progress to be seen at all times! This unique model required significant configuration to ensure that synchronization happens seamlessly over the network throughout the entire arena!
The Media Centre in the Hockey Hall of Fame is home to two 4x4 videowalls that were calibrated to produce the most colour-calibrated perfect image for television!