Van Wagner and Ross in the Starting Lineup for NFL’s Big Game
Raymond James Stadium is the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, long-time Ross Video customers. The venue’s production team, BucsVision, have grown with the Ross Unified Venue Control Solution over the years and, together with VAN WAGNER and Ross, have added even more production horsepower for the championship game this weekend. The venue’s control room features the flagship Acuity production switcher, as well as several XPression Studio engines, which will be used for insert graphics. On the LED control side, XPression Tessera will drive the main and corner displays, and the DashBoard control system will sync all elements of the production together for jaw-dropping takeover elements. In addition to the already powerful production system, PIERO Broadcast and PIERO Live have been added for replay analysis as well as virtual Down & Distance lines. The Voyager graphics rendering solution (powered by the Unreal engine from Epic Games) along with ACID cameras, Furio robotic camera heads, and the LUCID Studio control system are ready to deliver Augmented Reality (AR) graphics displaying scoring drives and other Next Gen stats content for fans in attendance. The stadium will also be adding LED screens that will cover the first ten rows of seats around the stadium. The 360-degree seat cover displays will be fed by additional XPression Tessera engines that tie seamlessly into the existing system. A comprehensive lineup to say the least!
Kevin Cottam, Vice President of Sports & Live Events at Ross, is again delighted to be involved in this prestigious event. “It’s been a tough year for everyone in the sports and live events industry, and I hope this year’s game in Tampa can be a celebration of our resilience and the first tentative step towards some normality. We’re very proud and humbled to be working with Van Wagner Productions, who are the ‘go to’ production partners for some of the world’s most prestigious sporting events. Our relationship with them is first class and together with the BucsVision production staff, are going to give fans a show to remember during a difficult time we all want to forget!”
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