SuiteLife Systems Announces Partnership With DAC System

DAC System builds an end-to-end monitoring system with which television and radio broadcasters measure RF power and signal quality in the channel combiners in transmitter rooms and in the antenna systems installed at the towers.

“At SuiteLife Systems we continually seek to seamlessly expand the features and functionality of our ‘Manage, Monitor, and Control’ automation solutions, so we are pleased to combine efforts with DAC System, the broadcast industry leader in RF signal monitoring with outdoor sensors and related technologies. Our broadcast partners and clients always respond enthusiastically when we further expand our end-to-end capabilities with new monitoring technologies that dramatically work,” said Nigel Brownett, president of SuiteLife Systems. “DAC System has already clearly established a stellar reputation with leading international broadcast and network operators since the company’s launch in 2013, indicating that DAC System products are engineered at the highest levels in the industry.”

 

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand into the U.S. market, especially given SuiteLife Systems’ considerable installation base with major U.S. broadcasters,” said Pietro Casati, CEO of DAC System. “This partnership represents yet another step in seamlessly integrating outdoor and indoor RF-system monitoring into the operation chain of broadcasters, which increases safety, allows early detection of system degradation, and dramatically lowers maintenance costs.”

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University of Louisville Completes State-of-the-Art Control Room With Systems Integration by BeckTV

The state-of-the-art, 7,850-square-foot television production facility, which opened its doors in September 2018, is designed to house all of the equipment and personnel necessary to originate live programming for the comprehensive linear and digital ACC Network, which will be launched by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and ESPN in 2019.

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“We aimed high with the design of our broadcast center, and BeckTV helped us to complete a truly stunning facility that will do the UofL and the new ACC Network proud,” said Jeremy Noe, executive director of ACC Network operations at the University of Louisville Athletics Broadcast Center. “Thanks to tightly integrated best-of-breed equipment within our control rooms, the UofL Athletics Broadcast Center boasts amazing flexibility and sophistication that will help us give fans more of the great ACC sports they love, better than ever.”

The UofL broadcast center is connected by fiber to UofL athletic venues — home to the Cardinals sports teams — and to ESPN, which means that live sports programming can be originated from the new centralized production facility without the need for mobile trucks. The center will produce live, in-game content for UofL venue video boards such as those in Cardinal Stadium, Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium, the KFC Yum! Center, Jim Patterson Stadium, and Ulmer Field.

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Within the new UofL facilities, two full video control rooms are dedicated to linear telecasts on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, or the ACC Network. They can be used along with three scaled-back control rooms to support live telecasts of multiple simultaneous sports events on multiple television platforms. Cardinals coaches and players can do live interviews on any ESPN platform or broadcast channel from the broadcast center’s bureau studio. A flexible studio space, including variable sets and a green screen wall, offers a customizable production environment.

“We’re glad the University of Louisville got both the wow factor and the functionality it wanted with its new broadcast center,” said Paul Nijak, senior system engineer at BeckTV. “One of the tricky bits about this project was that the university wanted to be able to broadcast before construction was complete. We’re proud to say we delivered!”

Working closely with BeckTV, the UofL was able to take its control rooms live prior to completion of the full broadcast center. This allowed the university to use its brand-new facilities to continue production of live programming for ESPN networks or ACC Network Extra, a digital television platform, up until the linear ACC Network launch.

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