upgrade capable of delivering video over IP
networks to 600 large LCD TVs around the
main stadium concourse, clubs, suites, and
other high-use public areas, with low delay.
Additionally, the IPTV system needed to be
flexible enough to service Lambeau Field’s
Atrium and provide viewing capabilities for
private functions such as business meetings,
conventions, holiday parties and wedding
receptions, where guests need to have their
own dedicated channels taken from feeds
within the event as well as external TV
lineups, viewable on as many TVs as they
want access to for that space.
VITEC’s EZ TV gives Lambeau Field
administrators complete control of the user
experience by selecting which channel to
view on any TV, anywhere in the stadium.
They can also broadcast anything they
choose, from advertisements and game feeds
to emergency information if needed. VITEC’s
EZ TV also gives VIP guests and event groups
the advantage of streaming content, from
game-day feeds and other sources, such as
cable TV. VITEC helped the Green Bay Packers
turn Lambeau Field into a fully optimized
venue using cutting-edge IPTV technology
to deliver broadcast-grade HD video. With
ultra-low-latency IP streaming throughout
the stadium concourses, premium club areas,
and VIP Suites, fans enjoy the ultimate game-day experience.
Ralph Wilson Stadium—Located in
Orchard Park, NY, Ralph Wilson Stadium
opened in 1973 and is the home of the NFL’s
Buffalo Bills. Renovations, which began in
2013, include hundreds of television screens
and a 5,400-square-foot HD video/scoreboard.
VITEC was chosen to implement the HD video
streaming capability for the new stadium’s
televisions and video walls throughout the
facility, which display digital signage content for
point of information (POI), point of sale (POS),
and live video in common areas and in suites.
VITEC provided an end-to-end IPTV
video system that displays pristine HD
H.264 video, with ultra-low latency, live
to monitors throughout the stadium.
Additionally, the EZ TV IPTV system,
through its set-top box administration and
remote control system, provides central
content management for all displays.
Custom integration with the display API
added the ability to control volume and
power, as well as keep track of display status.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca—VITEC
partnered with Mazda Raceway Laguna
Seca to provide their end-to-end IPTV video
streaming solution for the Red Bull U.S.
Grand Prix, the world’s premier motorcycling
championship. This outdoor, high-speed
event posed a number of challenges,
including capturing high-performance
superbikes racing at well over 100 mph in
real time and streaming the video back to
monitors located throughout the expansive
racing facility, all with virtually no delay. To
tackle the challenge, the digital video stream
management and viewer experience was
controlled through VITEC’s EZ TV platform.
The combination of the EZ TV IPTV Portal
and management solution and the VITEC
IPTV set-top box provided easy and highly
proficient management for playback on
Mazda Raceway’s visitor and administrator
monitors, and delivered low-latency playback
to TVs throughout the venue.
With its MGW Ace portable encoder and
EZ TV IPTV system, VITEC lowers costs and
latency in any streaming application, from
ISR to stadium events.
VITEC is a worldwide leading provider of
innovative digital video products that support
end-to-end media solutions for broadcast,
military, medical, education, enterprise, telco,
government, transportation, sports, and
entertainment customers. VITEC’s professional-grade video technologies have changed the
landscape of how video is processed and
delivered around the world and drive many of
the major video services in key vertical markets.
For more information, visit www.vitec.com.
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