The Biamp Systems AudiaFLEX digital audio platform and Nexia CS digital audio processors are implemented throughout the University of Oregon’s (UO) new Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex, a project combining multiple output capabilities and DSP power to bring high-quality distributed audio throughout the facility’s 25,000 square foot fitness center, signage panels, game-simulating outdoor practice field, and more.
The $68-million college sports facility boasts 145,000 square-feet of training space for the UO Ducks football team, including a variety of high-performance amenities normally reserved for professional athletes. Integrator CompView turned to Biamp, integrating the company’s AudiaFLEX platform within the facility’s training center heightens players’ motivation during weight sessions and on-field practices by sending music and crowd sounds throughout the entire facility. Linked by CobraNet throughout the complex, staff can easily adjust content and audio levels from a range of different access points.
“The Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex is one of the most advanced college sports facilities ever created,” says Eric Boyd, systems integration manager at CompView. “With its impressive architecture, interior design elements, and dynamic use of AV capabilities, the audio solution for this state-of-the-art complex needed to provide enormous flexibility in order to adapt to such diverse spaces. By implementing Biamp’s AudiaFLEX and Nexia CS systems, we were able to overcome acoustic challenges without compromising sound quality.”
Biamp ensures robust sound delivery for every videowall, signage panel, and projector within the center’s theaters, meeting rooms, locker rooms, and cafeteria. To further enhance athlete training, AudiaFLEX turns the facility’s practice field into a stadium-like experience by blasting 115 decibels of crowd noise — recreating the raucous environment of game-time situations despite ambient structures that could potentially impact sound quality.
And, using Nexia CS, coaching staff can easily participate in videoconferencing sessions while Biamp’s overall solution enables audio within community-building areas such as the player lounge where athletes rest, recuperate, and interact via gaming equipment and table sports.
“Flexibility, ease-of-use, and dependability are crucial to flawless audio delivery within large-scale installations,” says Bruce Stimpson, Western North America regional director at Biamp Systems. “Biamp’s audio distribution products enable world-class facilities such as the Hatfield-Dowlin complex to easily customize audio experiences to fit their specific requirements. We are extremely pleased to be part of such a remarkable project and will continue to offer solutions that redefine the quality of sound.”