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UW ATHLETICS WI-FI AND VIDEO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

(contract last updated 05/23/2014)

SCOPE: Contract for the purchase of Wi-Fi and Video Distribution System.

 

The University of Wisconsin – Madison, Athletics Department is looking to provide a uniquely UW-Madison fan experience for sporting events, starting with the start of the 2014 football season.  Athletics is looking for a complete solution for head-end distribution system and software management to deliver video and fan app experiences to the individual fan base (smart phones), video monitors throughout the venue; menu boards, message boards, and potentially other output devices.  The distribution of programming (apps, video messaging) would also be pushed to mounted video monitors throughout the venues.  Camp Randall Stadium would be the first facility updated, and then the Kohl Center, the Fieldhouse and the McClain Center.

 

The solutions should deliver real-time, live HD video from in-house programming to externally acquired channels.  The University will be providing programming for menu boards, team content, sporting promotions, and targeted advertising.  This could include still graphics, motion graphics, video production, video wall content, 3D animation and digital video effects.  The Solution must be installed and ready to use by August 30 prior to the start of the football season.  Maintenance of the equipment for the next five years should be included.  The Scope includes:

  • Wi-Fi System
  • Network Services
  • Digital Signage and Video Streaming
  • Content Creation and Provisioning
  • Mobile Device Integration
  • Game Day and Additional Support

 

University will provide all electrical and cable hard-wiring to monitors and Wi-Fi gear.

 

Overall Project Description
This project will provide for Camp Randall Stadium: 1) accessible Wi-Fi connection to the Camp Randall fan base and a network capable of converging voice, video, and a high speed IP Data network;  2) Head-end equipment , Digital Media management, and monitors for delivering video over IP throughout the venue; Centralized integrated software and pre-developed templates for managing and delivering custom-developed content to monitors;  integrated mobile streaming hardware and software for delivering customized content to fan’s mobile devices.


CONTRACT # DESCRIPTION
14-5526 UW ATHLETICS WI-FI AND VIDEO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
CONTRACT ORIGIN: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
UW-Madison
Purchasing Services
21 N Park St, Ste 6101
Madison, WI 53715-1218

UW-Madison users contact:

Purchasing Services
(608) 262-1528 FAX (608) 262-4467 
purch@bussvc.wisc.edu

  Non-UW-Madison users contact: Vendor Representative
COOPERATIVE PURCHASING: YES
CONTRACT TERM: May 15, 2014 through May 14, 2015, with automatic renewal extensions to May 14, 2018, unless amended, cancelled or rebid.

Vendor(s)
130792
AT&T
316 W Washington Ave Ste 401
Madison WI 53703
     
Sales Representative: PHONE # FAX #
Suzanne Wagner 608-252-4697 608-252-4630
E-mail sv1211@att.com
  PHONE # FAX #
Ordering/Expediting: 608-252-4697 608-252-4630
Invoice Information: 608-252-4697 608-252-4630
Returns: 608-252-4697 608-252-4630
Supplier Diversity Reporting: 925-823-9956 925-867-2765
Website: www.att.com
Commodity Code 204-64
915-82
925-91
953-83
Federal Employee ID # (FEIN) 13-4924710
F.O.B.

“I” F.O.B. DESTINATION AND INSTALLED
“V” F.O.B. SERVICE/MAINTENANCE

Terms: N/30
Invoicing: Invoices shall reflect contract pricing.
Warranty: The warranty period will begin following the successful acceptance testing.
Other: Pricing not available to: University of Wisconsin System campuses, Native American Tribes, State of Wisconsin Agencies, Wisconsin Municipalities, Other CIC member institutions, Non-Profit Organizations specifically linked by their mission to the Wisconsin Libraries or Wisconsin Private Colleges and Universities.
Pricing: Contact Purchasing at (608) 262-1526 or purch@bussvc.wisc.edu for further pricing information.

Supported Video Sources

In-house sources, which are used for live coverage of the event: These feeds are provided by cameras placed throughout the venue and routed through the venue control room.
Cable and fiber sources, which include multiple service operators (MS0s), such as Comcast and Cablevision, as well as incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) providers, such as AT&T and Verizon.
Satellite sources, which include direct broadcast satellite providers, such as DirecTV and Dish Network: The solution also supports DirecTV three-dimensional (3D) content feeds and Sonic Tap music channels.

Supported Video Formats

  • SD and HD resolution
  • Encrypted and unencrypted formats
  • MPEG-2 and MPEG-4
  • Both embedded and separate audio

 

Features and Functions

  • Event scripting and operation during the event
  • Ad insertion with proof of play
  • Ticker feeds with interleave and screening
  • Targeted content and self-promotion areas
  • Channel guide
  • Centralized and local channel control with API support
  • Closed captioning
  • Luxury suite display and media control
  • POS integration for luxury suites and menu boards
  • Dynamic concession boards
  • External Content Integration (Basketball & Hockey score boards, NFL GSIS)
  • Event Trigger API
  • Media Scheduling API
  • Self Service Content

 

Scalability

Below are target expansion capabilities that the system should approximately support. Up to:

  • 3000 video endpoints
  • 100 unique menus to any video location.
  • 250 video channels
  • 500 luxury suites
  • 1000 playlists in the database; 100 playlists per group
  • 1200 items per playlist; 2200 items per event
  • 50 states per event
  • 100 zones
  • 20 groups per zone. 500 groups total

Mobile Integration

Central management of content deliverable to Fan mobile devices.

Performance: End to End Latency of in-house feeds

1 second

Luxury Suites

Independent control and delivery of custom content to each individual suite.

Local TV Control

Integration to support tv control at the device level

Point of Sale Integration

Seamless Integration with the University’s Quest POS system, using touch-panel devices supported by Crestron or AMX controlled devices.


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