XOS Digital Powers Audiovisuals for Penn State’s Pegula Ice Hockey Arena
XOS Digital, a provider of content management solutions and digital media services for collegiate and professional sports organizations, announced that the Penn State University hockey program will receive state-of-the-art audiovisual systems in the new 6,000-seat, multi-purpose Pegula Ice Hockey Arena.
XOS Digital will provide the Thunder Capture remote camera system in addition to ThunderCloud Integration Services to provide a comprehensive audiovisual solution for both the men’s and women’s hockey programs in the Pegula Arena. Over the course of six weeks, XOS Digital will integrate the latest audiovisual and sports technology equipment in two video editing rooms, locker rooms, conference spaces, coaches’ offices, the team lounge and recruiting lounge. Each space will be outfitted with video analysis, telestration and presentation technologies.
“Over the last 14 years, our team has perfected our expertise in regards to how coaches can best utilize technology for game preparation,” McCleary said. “Our job is to take complex technology and make it easy for teams to use, and we are absolutely confident that these systems will provide a streamlined workflow and allow for efficient and productive meetings this season.”
XOS Digital designed both the men’s and women’s hockey video rooms as a one-stop video production center. Once complete, the facility’s video rooms will be fully equipped with edit stations and remote control systems for capturing video directly from the camera systems installed throughout the arena. The control system enables staff to capture HD practice and game footage from these cameras directly into XOS Thunder HD editing system for in-depth analysis.
The XOS Thunder HD platform enables the Nittany Lions to access all game preparation, including video analysis, reports, diagrams and other player development applications, from a single interface.
With full audiovisual integration, the Nittany Lions are able to utilize new technologies that provide workflow automation between video editing systems, content distribution and coaching tools. The entire coaching staff will now be able to easily acquire, manage, distribute and display content throughout the facility including the varsity locker rooms, conference rooms, recruiting lounge, team lounge and coaches offices.
“How well we perform is a direct correlation to how well we prepare,” said Head Coach Gadowsky. “It’s important to have the right resources and technology to ensure our preparation is efficient and effective. Individual player development is also critical to the team’s success, and our student athletes will be able to utilize these systems to propel them toward their goal of playing in the NHL. We are excited to enlist XOS Digital’s expertise for this project.”