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Extron helps Utah Jazz with fan experience

Vivint Arena relies on Extron connectivity

Anaheim, California – Vivint Smart Home Arena is Salt Lake City’s premier sports and entertainment venue. The
18,300-seat facility is the home court of the NBA Utah Jazz. It also hosts big-name concerts, rodeos, ice shows, circuses, motor sports, hockey, and conventions. The arena operators realized that to deepen fan engagement before, during, and after events, they needed to up their multimedia game on the concourses, in the food concession areas, in the luxury suites, and in the super clubs. A recent $125 million renovation included major AV upgrades with installation of 600+ digital signage screens and big improvements to the multimedia experiences in clubs and suites. System integrator TVS Pro Division of TV Specialists, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, designed and installed new AV transmission and control systems to provide multimedia content to 56 luxury suites, four clubs, the coaches’ lounge, the players’ lounge, and the players’ locker rooms. A variety of Extron DTP Systems products perform AV distribution throughout these venues. Extron TouchLink touchpanels and MediaLink pushbutton controllers at each location work with IP Link Pro control processors to give guests and staff intuitive control of AV systems. TVS Pro specified Extron products to provide a consistent user experience and to make system maintenance easier.

“Before the upgrade to Extron, if a television or Blu-ray player was changed out to a different model, a certified programmer was brought in to modify control system drivers,” says Brent Parker, Sales and Design Engineer for TVS Pro. “With the Extron Pro Series control system, Vivint Arena’s in-house AV technicians can do these replacements without outside assistance.”

TVS Pro and Vivint used Extron’s free GUI designer software to create graphical user interfaces tailored for each venue to control multimedia content selection and audio volume at the viewing locations. Extron DTP signal transmission products that include transmitters, receivers, switchers, and distribution amplifiers connect AV signals from content sources to the suites, clubs, and other locations throughout the arena over twisted pair cable runs that can extend up to 330 feet (100 meters). The AV options available to fans bring exciting and informative new dimensions to the live action in the arena bowl. The synergy of live action with engaging multimedia commentary and background programming entices fans to come out to events in person as ticket buying patrons who keep arenas such as Vivint financially vibrant.

To read the full Vivint Smart Home Arena installation story, click here.

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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