Welcome to a brief list of recent projects representing our design build, integration, management and installation capabilities. Every project has it’s unique requirements due to changes in technology, new products, as well as available time and budget. We specialize in design and deployment of the best technology and return on your investment. Contact us today for a free project review!
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– Starz | Lionsgate a leading global media and entertainment company
Starz produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. EAR has been one of Starz primary technology providers for editorial and workflow management products since 1998 and supporting over 7500 channels of broadcast quality programming in 40+ languages 24×7 worldwide.
|– UNLV VMware virtualized iNews, shared storage and asset management system
To accommodate explosive growth in social and traditional video media, University of Nevada Las Vegas invested in Avid’s iNews, Nexis shared storage and Interplay production asset management system upgrades in 2019-2020. Leveraging server virtualization and UNLV’s existing multi-million dollar VMware environment, they we able to reduce their server count and operating costs while supporting 100’s of clients. The reliability and unparalleled performance of Avid and VMware was both the best of breed solution and the most cost effective for broadcast network quality and reliability. EAR provided Avid equipment, project management, system design and Avid/VMware support.
|– EAR Data Center 2019 (Giga-Bit Fiber and Hybrid-Cloud Upgrade)
With increasing demand for network services and support, EAR upgraded their internal data center to provide 10Gb fiber capacity and internal 40Gb network speed for client services. To accommodate Hybrid-Cloud and virtualization capabilities, The latest suite of VMware products were deployed. These infrastructure investments allows EAR to offer VMware certified products and services for post production and broadcast applications. Pricing is based upon required bandwidth and rack space. Contact an EAR network services expert today for a free consultation.
|– Edward Jones (Corporate Production Facility)
With over 14,000 offices worldwide, Edward Jones creates corporate messaging for training and national network programming. EAR provided pre-sale consultation, systems design, installation and post sale support. In 2018 EAR upgraded their server infrastructure to VMware virtualization. This reduced their physical server count by 60% and provided real-time failover and simplified server management. The HD studio supports a fiber and private network connected multi-studio network capable of broadcast quality production. System design, installation and documentation by EAR, DMD, Sachs Electric and Edward Jones’ staff.
|– Arizona Cardinals (Professional Sports Editing and Media Management)
EAR provided the first non-linear editing system to an NBA team in 1996, and we’re still offering great value and state of the art systems to professional sports today. EAR has been providing editing and media management products to the Arizona Cardinals since 1990s. The Cardinals use a shared storage system with content management provided by, installed and supported by EAR. For Super Bowl XLIX, EAR also provided editorial support for pre-game content production.
|– Arizona State Legislature (Government HD Broadcasting Upgrade)
The Arizona capital complex includes the state senate and house of representatives. To accommodate contemporary broadcast standards, the existing standard definition system needed to be upgraded. To keep the cost of purchase and operation affordable, EAR and SEG worked with the Capital TV staff to design and install system wide upgrades to the existing broadcast center and hearing rooms with high definition cameras capable of reusing as much of the exiting infrastructure. Hearing rooms and the Senate/House floors were updated with new cameras and control systems centrally controlled by a small staff in the broadcast center. Also upgraded was a the existing analog broadcast distribution and wireless display systems.The second phase of the project included upgrading the 40+ year old lighting system to LED fixtures and installing hear loop systems for the chambers, galleries and hearing rooms. All audio, video, lighting, hearing loop and voting systems are managed and controlled by Crestron touch screens and panels.
|– Sparklight (formerly Cable One) National Media Network Content Creation & Distribution
Cable One is a national cable and broadband provider. To manage their client content creation and distribution, EAR helped them design and deploy a national file based workflow. Using Telestream’s Vantage encode and distribution systems, thousands of commercial spots are managed daily including delivery to billing and traffic systems. Learn more about this technology
|– Shelby County Tennessee (Remote Live Streaming for Sports and Events)
When Shelby County Schools decided to take an active role in providing streaming access to youth sports and school activities, they realized existing infrastructure across their 700+ square miles would be a challenge. Their goal was to inspire positive community support by streaming sports activities and other school events. As with most programs designed to services hundreds of schools with unknown broadband services and little time to get up and running, they turned to LiveU and EAR for help.Using multiple 4G cellular services and any available broadband, the LiveU LU600 and LU200 were able to deliver reliable HD video content to their campus broadcast studio, social media and 3rd party streaming providers. The magic of LiveU’s ability to manage multiple 4G carriers and broadband to deliver a constant high quality signal is vital to success of their youth programs and the school system’s commitment to developing positive community involvement.
|– LiveU Coverage of Stanley Cup Finals
Behind the scenes coverage of the Las Vegas Knights were streamed live via the Las Vegas Review Journal. EAR and the LVRJ staff collaborated to bring a unique close up look into the Cinderella team everyone can’t seem to get enough of! Using LiveU’s ability to delivery broadcast quality video via multiple 4G cellular carriers, the LVRJ staff provided coverage around the arena, locker rooms and the greater Las Vegas area. Learn more about this technology
|– Las Vegas Review Journal – Social and Streaming Media Studio
While many people feel newspapers have seen better days, others see an opportunity to leverage a mature seasoned content creation machine for the next century. With over 70 investigative reporters and writers creating daily content, LVRJ invested in a new virtual and hard set studio. The facility design, installation, products and services were provided by EAR. With huge site traffic growth, LVRJ is quickly seeing a return on investment and the ability to complete against top tier media companies nationally! Sample Footage from TriCaster created content
|– Nevada State Legislature
EAR was the primary project vendor including scheduling delivery, order processing and working through any system wide interface or control issues with staff and manufacturers. This was a nationally posted competitive RFP “As-Build” design project prepared by Digital Media Design and installed by Nevada State Legislature engineering staff. Primary award criteria was based upon best price and supplemental designs. Scope of work included upgrading robotic cameras, switchers and infrastructure. Client has two primary sites linked in real-time via dedicated fiber and IP encoding. The project was delivered within a tight time schedule to meet the new session year, and under budget with “perfect” results. Key Products: Crestron, Utah Scientific, Panasonic, Black Magic Design
|-Trivita (Public theater and HD Production facility)
Designed by EAR from the ground up, Trivita is a specially designed theater for public and private productions. The theater accommodates room for a studio audience and a state of the art HD production system that records and streams content worldwide for corporate messaging. The multi-robotic HD cameras are recessed for least possible working space and minimal visibility. One operator can do the work of multiple camera operators using real-time controls and presets. The system provides output to the theater projectors and live stream to the web. The theater pays for itself many times over each year by creating sales and marketing content for product sales worldwide.
|– City of Phoenix (City Council Chambers Robotic Camera/LED Lighting Design & Control)
The city of Phoenix is the largest metropolis in the Southwest. Like most larger cities they broadcast their city council meetings live and on demand via the internet. A special challenge to their operation was allowing control of their board meetings from the City Channel 11 studios located a block away and across the street. The only practical way to connect the two facilities was existing city fiber runs between the facilities. EAR provided management and installation, our partner SEG provided design engineering and support for the deployment. The fiber connectivity supports almost daily production including high definition video, audio and robotic camera control. The existing lighting in the main council chambers was replaced with LED fixtures resulting in a net cost savings due to decreased energy and reduced air-conditioning usage. EAR also provided continuing maintenance and support under a city contract.