Stadium and arena sound systems have come a long way from the days of large horns that were only good for delivering the voice of the announcer. Personal audio products have raised the expectations of fans. New developments in large speaker design have made it possible to install sound systems in stadiums that sound as good or better than most home theater systems. High definition video screens are now expected in any new construction or renovation project. Point Source is well versed in these needs and provides design and implementation services that often reduce infrastructure and maintenance costs by combining signal distribution paths and equipment locations.
Networked audio design not only provides clean signals to remote amplifier locations, control signals allow the audio engineer to monitor and make adjustments in real time without running from one equipment room to another. Power management is incorporated into the design reducing energy costs. One of the greatest long term savings comes from reduced labor costs for operating staff as only one or two assistants are required to be on hand for emergency repairs during events.
A successful design must also incorporate infrastructure to support television broadcast. Permanently installed cabling greatly reduces the amount of time required for the broadcaster to set up for a game and to tear down afterward. The benefits are twofold, the broadcaster has reduced labor costs and the facility can schedule secondary use events to occur closer to major ones.
Over the years, Point Source has provided services that include consultant site management, on site system design, installation, programming and facilities maintenance. This broad scope of services has given us a unique perspective and the ability to work closely with all project team members to deliver the best possible product. Let’s play ball!