Project Design for Broadcast System Integrations

A comprehensive design process for your custom system begins with a clear plan and dedicated project management

Key to the process of designing your broadcasting integration is the task of creating a Scope of Work (SOW). The design team will create a SOW, which stems from the RFP itself for an RFP/RFQ process. The SOW is much more encompassing, however. It goes beyond a simple broadcasting equipment, infrastructure, and glue list to define and articulate goals, detail desired hardware and software workflows and specify how human resources will be deployed and assigned during the project. Further, it identifies all deliverables, expectations, timelines, and training requirements. Building the SOW facilitates an engaging dialogue where all desires, assumptions, and provisos are exposed, thus minimizing confusion during the project build phase.

The Applied Electronics project manager guides the project team through all phases of designing your broadcast system. Through this progression, they create and manage the timeline, lead status and technical meetings, detail contractual issues, and manage the change process. They also coordinate on-site installation personnel and are the main point of contact for all project communication.

Engineering your broadcast system for seamless installation

The Applied Electronics design engineer is also an important project team member.  He/she is responsible for creating and modifying the flow functional and elevation drawings that are utilized for on-site build and wire lists. They are active participants in the broadcasting installation phase, working with the project team to ensure the vision comes to life as it was designed. This is another important differentiator in Applied Electronics’ approach to projects. Experience has shown that even though a set of approved drawings has been thoroughly reviewed and discussed in a boardroom, they are never 100% complete. The experience and expertise the Applied Electronics project team brings to your project ensures that quick and effective solutions are offered for any challenge during the installation process.

Through a number of design team meetings, viable alternatives toward creating efficient workflows, cost effective pricing, and ways to future-proof your broadcast system are discussed. The goal of these meetings is to thoroughly research various options which lead to an optimal broadcasting solution. After the design team understands goals, workflow, and milestones, they conceptualize diagrams, workflow drawings, and an equipment list to help the team visualize the project. The drawings will mature through many iterations, until they accurately reflect the scope and detail of the project.

When the best solution has been derived for your broadcast system, the following drawings may be finalized and printed:

Conceptual Workflow Diagram
Detailing software and hardware groups, video flow throughout the system, work stages and functional areas.

Functional Overview
Functional block (flow) diagram showing the interconnection of all equipment. These drawings shall detail each wire and wire group as well as identify each device connection at each termination.

Riser Diagrams
Riser diagrams / cable diagram(s) showing all system conduit, black boxes, connector, cable and cable numbering for all broadcast systems.

Console Layouts (if applicable)
Console layout and elevation showing broadcasting equipment and panel locations.

Rack, Panel and Bulkhead Elevations
Broadcasting equipment rack layouts and specifications.

Audio Functional
Video Functional
Control Functional

Cable Runlists (if applicable)
For all audio, video and control connections.

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