BCI Integrated Solutions has arrived at the campus of the University of Florida to do our part in the renovation of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, where they host their Basketball, Gymnastics, Swimming, and Volleyball events to name a few. BCI was tasked to install two systems that we have years of experience in, thus would include the complete bowl sound system to cover all audience seats, under scoreboard speakers to cover the court/floor area, concourse speakers for general areas, as well as a broadcast cabling system to provide media trucks to live stream events.
BCI’s truck parked in the center of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center prepping for installation
The sound system for the Stephen C. O’Connell center was designed with the attendees in mind. BCI is installing 8 of EAW’s latest point source speakers. These 8 EAW QX500 speaker clusters will be installed all along the bowl in order to distribute the sound equally throughout, making every seat perfect for sound. BCI will be providing all of the rigging for the main speaker clusters, including chain hoists to enable the speakers to be lowered for service.
We are also installing speakers beneath the scoreboard to cover the floor of the arena and not missing those court side seats. On the upper bowl, delay speakers will be installed to cover the sound beyond the main clusters, creating a connected sound system throughout the inside of the arena. Along with speakers inside of the main arena, BCI is installing perimeter speakers within the public concourse areas allowing everyone in the O’Connell center to be connected to the event inside at all times.
For the fans not lucky enough to attend the events at UF, we are installing a broadcast cabling system for the connection of media trucks to distribute live to local and national sports networks. We used Triax cabling for cameras and fiber to each location. This cabling system is terminated in stainless steel outdoor racks, ready for connection to broadcast trucks. This system makes a seamless process for any broadcast truck to work with and get the game/event to fans across the nation.
Rendering of finished Stephen C. O’Connell Center with scoreboard at center
BCI is very excited to be part of such a large project at such an established university. This project has been over five years in the making and will be finished before the start of the 2016-17 Gator Basketball season.