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Elite Football

Elite Football is the Ultimate Tech-Savvy Indoor Soccer Facility

  • Elite Football

  • January 2018

  • Philips Video Wall, VuePix LED Boards, LG Displays, Audac Audio System, Vogel's Bracket, Wyrestorm Control System

Elite Football in Maribyrnong is Melbourne’s ultimate indoor soccer experience. The team at Vision One Technologies – with no shortage of their own indoor football fanatics – collaborated with the team at Elite to create a stunning audio visual showpiece for their new facility.

Stealing the show and hanging 6 metres above the artificial turf below, 9x Phillips Video Wall Display Panels were hung on a Vogel’s custom mounting structure. The video wall primarily transmits content from Foxtel’s beIN Sports and Optus’ Fetch box.

20m lengths of Vuepix LED advertising signage (5 advertising boards, each at 4m wide) hugged the perimeter of each pitch. Integrated with static/boxed advertising, our digital advertising solution offered a cost-effective indoor simulation to that of traditional outdoor football stadiums. Each 5-cluster LED video wall for advertising was paired with a BrightSign Networked Media Player/Signage Playback Device for advertising content and playback scheduling while all content – including animation, design and development – was built and delivered in-house by Vision One.

Across the breadth of the facility, 4x Audac Spherical Hanging Sound Projector Speakers were installed. These spherical speakers – imitating the appearance of a traditional soccer ball – were installed to provide an augmented audio experience, playing back an .mp3 file that simulates the sounds of traditional European crowd chanting/singing. This feature is activated via the use of an Audac 4-zone Paging Microphone.

4x indoor LG 75” Display Panels and 1x outdoor VuePix LED Display were installed in front of each football pitch. The objective was to provide the necessary AV hardware to facilitate the integration of a mobile scoring system. Under our installed set-up, a match referee connects his mobile device to one of 5 Kramer VIA GO Wireless Presentation Devices, each paired with an individual digital scoreboard. Via the use of screen mirroring, a scoreboard mobile app can be streamed to its allocated digital signage scoreboard, granting the referee the portability to adjust scores/match statistics on-the-fly.

65” LG Semi-Commercial Display Panels were fitted in the Bar, Reception, Gym and Meeting Rooms, each providing a combination of live TV and digital signage. Audac Surface Mount Speakers and a Subwoofer provided the sonic solution for both the Video Wall and Bar Display Panel while an impressive Audac FESTA System with 8x ATEO Surface Mount Speakers and Subwoofer was installed to motivate and enhance the fitness program in the Gym.

An InDesign Soundbar was paired with each 65” Display Panel in both meeting rooms.

An Audac M2 DSP Audio Matrix, Audac CAP448 Amplifier, 2x Audac DW5066 All-in-one Wall Panels, 2x 6” Ceiling Mount Speakers for the Change Rooms and an Audio Controller completed the audio ensemble for the facility.

The visual component of the system was powered by the acclaimed Wyrestorm Video over IP Solution that included an NHD000-CTL Network AV Controller, Rack Mounting Chassis, Transmitters and Receivers, 2x Cisco 28-Port Switches, 3x Wireless Access Points and 2x iPads for control. Under this solution, any input can be sent to any output, creating the ultimate flexibility for its users.

With the NetworkHD Touch mobile app installed on an iPad device, user control is as simple as drag ‘n’ drop. All inputs appear in ‘real time’ at the bottom of the screen, allowing any user to drag ‘n’ drop their preferred input to any of the configured output zones (split into the segments of Scoreboards, Ground Floor and Level One).

All equipment was housed in an Australian Monitor 45RU Floor Standing Equipment Rack while 3x BrightSign HD1023 Mainstream Media Players were provided for digital signage content playback.

Combining the video wall, LED advertising signage, digital scoreboards, AV control and audio set-up, the solution at Elite Football makes for a breathtaking and virtual footballing experience. Its audio visual configuration enhances the perception that this indoor facility is in fact, a spectacular outdoor football stadium!

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