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Claffey and intrepid integrators.
With most of the campus already standardized on Crestron
solutions, Crestron DM NVX AV-over-IP technology
was a natural choice to implement for driving the new space.
Despite the newness of this type of project for the integrator,
Adtech had a great handle on pushing it forward.
" This project was our first eSports opportunity. Our goal
was to make sure that the infrastructure design of the solution
was scalable, so they system could grow as the program
grows, " says Adtech president and CEO Dustin Campbell. " We
approached this like we do any complex design project by
working with the client to really outline their vision of what
they'd like to accomplish and ensuring that the design helps
them accomplish their objectives. "
Crestron Connects Gaming Consoles,
Streaming Solutions
Inside the CCSU ESports Center, top-of-the-line computers
and comfortable gaming chairs are lined up to create individual
gaming stations. The center also includes a ShoutCasting booth
equipped with a green screen, microphones and cameras.
Using the booth, students can record, broadcast and conduct
play-by-play analysis of games for livestreaming platforms such
as Twitch. With Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation consoles,
to Nintendo Switch gaming systems, there's something for
every student - and gamers of all abilities - to enjoy.
" George and the team at CCSU are wonderful to work with
- they had a strong vision for the project, but understood
there were many moving pieces to getting it across the goal
line on their time schedule. Having regular interactions, and
the processes to execute changes quickly while maintaining
quality are key, " Campbell states.
Adtech Systems' deployment of Crestron DM NVX technology
plays a big role in the state-of-the-art performance at the
ESports Center. The project includes 14 DM NVX encoders/
decoders that fuel flawless video content to displays with no
latency, which is especially critical in gaming. Crestron's 3-Series
Control System, 10.1-inch touchscreens and AMP-150-70
modular power amplifiers were also employed.
According to Adtech, the room display solution consists of:
Four 65-inch display wall mounted on one wall dedicated
to local gaming system;
Three wall-mounted displays on another wall dedicated to
the Dell PC-based gaming station located in the room; and
A pair of wall-mounted displays to allow messaging about
future events to be viewed by student walking by the
space. All displays are Samsung models and can be used
for gaming content during an eSports competition.
It's facilitated what's now one of the university's largest
clubs - the 300+ members of the eSports & Gaming Club
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The integrator collaborated closely with CCSU's chief information
officer on what the vision of the ESports Center could
entail. Along with the actual gaming, students can record
broadcasts and do livestreaming to platforms such as Twitch.
partake in a dedicated space to hone their skills for competition
in leagues such as the ECAC and Tespa.
" CCSU was one of first 10 college eSports rooms in the
country but we didn't know what we didn't know, " Claffey
says. " We didn't know how students would consume the content.
We quickly learned students wanted their feeds on the
big screens to unlock some of the exhibitionism of eSports -
it's fun to play in front of an audience. Enabling this required
some small software upgrades but thanks to the Crestron
NVX we didn't have to run any new wires at all. "
ESports Center a 'Down Payment
on Future Technology' at CCSU
The importance of the CCSU ESports Center goes beyond the
realm of the gaming community, too, making it a truly transformational
space on campus. For one thing, more than half of
the student population are commuters, so it's an area for providing
natural interaction and common ground to connect. For
another, faculty are developing courses in game design, digital
storytelling and character development; while the technology
can be eyed for other university endeavors.
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