TOTOWA, NEW JERSEY, JUNE 27, 2017 - With the NBA draft in full swing, the Los Angeles Lakers are gearing up to put its new training facility to work with some help from Canare, a world leader in developing, manufacturing, and supplying audio and video cables, connectors, patchbays and fiber-optic products for the broadcast industry. The newly constructed state-of-the-art LA Lakers headquarters and UCLA Health Training Center includes offices and a complete NBA training center with an exhibition court and arena seating. To accommodate the facility's broadcast needs, including audio and video feeds for TV and radio stations, Canare SMPTE HFO Camera Connector Panels were used as part of the technology integrated under the direction of FFS Tech, a licensed low voltage integrator specializing in providing building safety and technology solutions.
Located on a five-acre site in El Segundo, the new facility was designed with the flexibility to accommodate future expansion utilizing the latest AV technology. As part of the technology solution chosen for the Lakers training facility, nearly 40 Canare connector panels were integrated, with many of the six connector panels customized to fit broadcasters' requirements. FFS Tech began its technology integration in October of 2016, with the Canare Connector panels being installed this past February. With testing being completed, the project is wrapping up now for an official opening of the facility scheduled for this summer.
"Working with Canare products makes a potentially complicated installation straightforward and easy," says Art Rautenberg, audiovisual unit manager, FFS Tech. "Canare products are clean and self-contained because the connectors all come pre-pigtailed, terminated pigtails and they're all mounted and ready to go. The cable installation at the LA Lakers headquarters and UCLA Health Training Center was seamless."
Canare's connector panels employ several unique features and technologies to meet the demanding requirements of sports broadcasting. Canare's range of completely customizable panels can be created to exact customer specifications in terms of the number and types of inputs and outputs as well as indoor and outdoor use, catering to both in-studio and mobile applications. The pre-terminated HFO camera connector panel with built-in splice enclosure box, provides easy and quick installation between HD camera systems and a terminal panel or rack. By combining the unit and frame, the HFO camera connector panel enables a variety of layouts depending on the system design.
"With the LA Lakers headquarters and UCLA Health Training Center focused on excellence and innovation, it's a testament to Canare that its SMPTE products have been chosen by FFS Tech to help the organization reach its full potential," says Jose Martinez, account manager, Canare Corporation of America. "Canare prides itself on quality and versatility. Being able to provide FFS Tech with the right SMPTE solution was key in its decision to use Canare."
Canare is a world leader in developing, manufacturing, and providing audio and video cables, connectors, patchbays and fiber-optic products for the television broadcast industry and the professional A/V market. Broadcast engineers, sound technicians, A/V facility integrators, design consultants and many leading OEMs rely on Canare's product, proven reliability and top-notch customer service. For more information about Canare, please visit www.canare.co.jp.en.