Diversified won the competitive bid to integrate television and radio production studios and control rooms for OSU’s student media group, the Orange Media Network (OMN). OMN’s mission is to educate and prepare students to inform, record, inspire, and engage the community through convergence of print, television, radio and the web. Their new facilities encompass the entire 4th floor of the new Student Experience Center. Diversified worked closely with Utter Associates, who provided consulting, design, and construction administration services, and the general Contractor, Andersen Construction, Portland.
Diversified’s integration on this project consisted of:
- 2 video production studios centered around Ross XPression production switchers and graphics engines; Studio A being a large sound stage with full lighting grid and Studio B being a green screen room.
- A Newsroom using Ross Inception NRCS, which allows generation, sharing and managing content across TV, print, and on-line social media accounts.
- 2 radio control rooms utilizing Wheatstone’s Wheatnet-IP technology (providing audio routing, mixing, processing, silence detection and logic control). Choosing this technology offered OSU a reliable network, easy third-party integration, and scalability for the future.
- A centralized equipment room, which houses all the terminal and production equipment for the entire facility.