McPhee was instrumental in the buildout of two very important facets of the new University of Connecticut 2,600-seat, Toscano Family Ice Forum on the Storrs campus in the state’s quiet corner. McPhee first partnered with Metropolitan Interactive of Oxford, CT to provide all the necessary cabling, terminations and installations of the audio/video infrastructure and components necessary to support the new arenas sound system, video systems and live broadcasts.
Project Foreman Kevin Zbyk says “a combined 32 miles – 170,000 linear feet of audio/video cabling was installed to support the facilities speakers, video displays, touch panels, Bluetooth receivers, cameras, audio tie-lines, microphone inputs, assisted listening antennas and live broadcast connectivity. In addition, the project required the installation of approximately one hundred fifty (150) ceiling/wall/pendant mounted speakers, eight (8) large arena speaker arrays, thirty-five (35) wall/pendant mounted displays and multiple remotely controlled PTZ cameras,” Kevin concludes.
McPhee also with long-time partner Daktronics Corp of Brookings, SD to provide the electrical and low voltage infrastructure for their large scale LED video displays. “We furnished and installed all necessary wiring to support the connectivity and power to the arena’s 25’x25’x15’, 22,000lb center-hung video display and self-climbing hoist. A fifty foot (50’) along with two (2) one-hundred twenty foot video ribbon displays compliment the 15’x 10’ stairwell mounted video wall,” says site foreman Kevin Riley A state-of-the-art AllSport scoring system provides singular control of the new scoreboard, goal lights and twenty (20) game clocks that are positioned throughout the arenas offices, locker rooms and training areas.