Ross Video and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment took a fundamental part in last Super Sunday
Ross creative and technical personnel and partners Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment powered the game-day experience that entertained fans fortunate enough to have had tickets for the Miami’s 54th Super Bowl.
The Hard Rock Stadium, home to the Miami Dolphins football club and NCAA Miami Hurricanes football team, has been a long-time Ross customer. In March of 2017, they undertook an upgrade to their video production control room and LED display control systems and chose a Ross Unified Venue Control System. This system integrates the control room production and LED content management system. The solution is comprised of several Ross products, including the flagship Acuity production switcher, XPression Studio 3D graphics render engine, XPression Tessera 3D graphics render engines (LED control) and the DashBoard Control System.
For this year’s event, additional Ross solutions were added to the production, including the XPression real-time Augmented Reality (AR) system, to display scoring drive summaries and in-game player statistics, and the Piero Sports Analysis tool, that uses image recognition or encoded camera lens/head data to overlay tactical graphics on sports content.
Commenting on the production horsepower deployed for this year’s game, Kevin Cottam, Ross Video’s Director of Sports & Live Events, highlights the importance of giving the fans in the stadium an experience to remember. “Last weekend’s game was one of the world’s most widely-viewed sporting events, and everyone involved wanted to ensure that the fans were entertained and engaged. We’ve partnered with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment on a number of high-profile sports productions over the years and this was our 4th Super Bowl working together, so we were confident we would entertain fans throughout the game”.