PureLink Matrix Switcher Powers On-Ice HD Video for Flyers

Philly Hockey Fans Motivated via PureLink Signal Management & Fiber Solutions

PureLink, a commercial and residential A/V connectivity solutions provider to professional integrators and consultants worldwide, announced today the use of their equipment by the Philadelphia Flyers organization at their home NHL venue, Wells Fargo Center. Working with partner and audiovisual integrator Riverfront AV, the flyers instituted a system that uses high-powered laser fired projectors flown over the ice to display HD video content. The videos, played at different times during the games, effectively motivate the crowd as part of the modern sports fan's media-rich and increasingly immersive live event experience. This 20,000+ seat, multi-purpose indoor facility is currently owned by Comcast Spectacor, which also owns the Flyers.

A single-fiber transport solution was critical for this design to ensure that the 4K signals from the media server reached the projectors without degradation. It was also essential that the fiber cables and wires delivering these signals be strung safely and in an unobtrusive fashion as large groups of people would constantly be moving from one area of the facility to another. Additionally, Riverfront AV needed a quality matrix switch to ensure consistency and reliability of the signals, as well as a manufacturer whose technical staff and rep personnel would be available during the full scope of the process.

"We've worked with PureLink before and we knew that they understood the realities and critical timelines involved in these applications," stated John Donlevie, Riverfront AV's VP of Operations. PureLink's flagship PureMedia line of matrix switchers has been used reliably for more than a decade in the mission critical corporate, government and medical facilities they serve. Riverfront AV decided to install a PureLink PM16x matrix switcher to feed 4K video to the 8 laser fired projectors being utilized. This would all be delivered over a PureLink fiber optic backbone as well. "PureLink is a solid manufacturer, and I felt very comfortable from the very beginning choosing them for this application," added Mr. Donlevie. "They had a good mix of solutions at a workable price for this project," he concluded. Mr. Anthony Gioia, Senior Director of Game Presentation for the Philadelphia Flyers also commented on the quality of the PureLink solution, stating: "We have had Zero issues with this system, and I couldn't be happier with it."

Further details in the form of a case study on this project can be found at https://goo.gl/bBsUKJ. Please visit the PureLink website for additional information on their PureMedia line of digital cross platform matrix switchers. Alternatively, the company can be contacted by e-mail at info@purelinkav.com or by telephone at 201-488-3232.

About PureLink

For nearly two decades PureLink has been leading the way as an innovator and educator in the professional A/V industry, designing and manufacturing the world's most respected HD Video connectivity solutions. Founded in 2002, the company has a long list of industry firsts, leveraging their extensive R&D activities to bring to their integrator and designer partners the latest in cutting edge features and functionality. From pioneering Pro-AV's analog to digital conversion to the latest in Ultra HD/4K connectivity, PureLink's innovations have assured consistent reliability in the most uncompromising markets, going way Beyond 4K. For further information on all PureLink product offerings please go to www.purelinkav.com.

Mike Salerno, Channel Marketing Manager
(201) 488-3232

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