Honda Center – Anaheim Ducks
The Honda Center is an indoor arena located in Anaheim, California and is home to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Originally named the Anaheim Arena during construction, it was completed in 1993 and has since undergone technology renovations to keep fans coming back.
In its latest renovation, the Honda Center and Ducks management teams contracted Diversified to renovate the Center’s structured sound system and video replay control room in preparation for the upcoming NHL season. The project included architectural consulting in pre-production space planning, equipment vendor tests with multiple sound, RF wireless systems, camera vendors and staff tours of vendors at the annual NAB show in advance of the build.
After the year’s NHL playoff run was complete, Diversified coordinated the demolition of the old facility and coordinated with the general contractor on the new control room space, centralized equipment room and arena fly points to augment the new Daktronics scoreboard. Additional key equipment included JBL Professional’s VTX line arrays, Crown Power amps and Yamaha consoles for the reinforced sound portion of the project. The replay control room is equipped with Evertz EQX and EMR routing, terminal gear and multi-viewer with a Magnum control system. Lastly, Ross Video’s Acuity production switcher and Xpression graphics tie nicely with the already Duck-owned Chyron graphics system.
The Evertz Dream Catcher Instant Replay system plays back the action caught by Ikegami’s HDK-95C production cameras with spooned on Fujinon 55x and ENG series glass. Cartoni tripod systems provide support post-production systems included the addition of Quantum’s StorNext file system, 10GigE attached network switches, workstations and Levels Beyond’s Reach Engine for asset management duties.
The renovation was completed on time and on budget and provides fans of the Anaheim Ducks the latest and greatest in broadcast and live event experiences.