ControlCenter-Compact, a high-end matrix system from Guntermann & Drunck, allows the transfer of technology from control room and arena to a secure server room at Full Sail University, Florida.
After a planning and construction phase of around one year, the largest American college esports arena “The Fortress” recently went live on air from Full Sail University, Florida. Around $6 million has been invested in “The Fortress”, which can accommodate up to 500 spectators. This makes it the largest college esports arena in the USA. This arena doesn’t just play host to the local college team, but also holds countless third-party gaming events, college tournaments, live-streaming esports competitions and live concerts.
One of the main challenges was in creating an ultra-flexible multimedia space that can host a variety of esports formats. Flexibility plays a central role in all respects. The backbone of the IT-supported infrastructure is ControlCenter-Compact, a high-end matrix system by Guntermann & Drunck GmbH, Germany’s leading KVM manufacturer. ControlCenter-Compact allows the physical transfer of computer technology from the control room and the arena into a centralised and secure server room. The computers are then remotely operated in realtime and connected via a distributor. The video quality is loss-free and pixel-perfect for the best possible performance. The users can remotely use their computers as usual, as if they were physically in the room with them.
The control room takes overall production and has been set up to flexibly adapt to different formats. So participants and spectators in the arena will always enjoy a professional esports experience.