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See what our clients have to say about Applied Electronics’ broadcasting and audio visual solutions


Linda Roote - Niagara College

Niagara College is the only post-secondary institution in Ontario to offer Radio, Television and Film in one program. Students in Broadcasting - Radio, Television and Film (BRTF) produce their own programming in two TV studios, shoot and edit on industry standard equipment and use digital audio recording and production equipment. The modern studio will enhance the student learning experience and offer greater skills development.

"Niagara College's goal is always to provide outstanding, hands-on learning experiences for our students," says Linda Roote, Associate Dean of the School of Media Studies at Niagara College. "And in this particular case, we wanted to update our TV studio to make sure that when our students came through our program and graduated, that they're totally industry ready. Applied Electronics was really a one-stop kind of shop for reinventing our TV studio."

"We needed everything, basically from the ground up - from the planning, the wire run lists, the equipment installation, and of course, commissioning and test at the end," says Byron Gracey, Engineer for the Broadcast - Radio, TV & Film department of the School of Media Studies. "So the deadline was basically when the students started arriving, and Applied [Electronics] was able to work with us a little bit beforehand to get some idea of where we were going - and once approval actually came through, we were able to work together and get it done in roughly six weeks. So it was pretty amazing."

"I think the benefits of this technology is that it's speeding up the students' learning," says Alysha Henderson, Professor for the Broadcast - Radio, TV & Film program. "And we can get them a lot further ahead in first year than we could even five years ago - and further ahead, not just in terms of the technology, but in terms of their own ideas and how they can use the technology to explore their creativity."

"Studio looks great," says Joanne Fedosov, Project and Operations Manager for Niagara College Canada. "It was such a pleasure working with professionals who delivered a quality job, on time."

Linda Roote

Associate Dean of the School of Media Studies, Niagara College

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Anthony Cicione - Fight Network

"Fight Network is a 24-hour 7-day a week combat channel, available internationally, available nationally in Canada. Fantasy Sports Network is a 24-hour fantasy channel dedicated to fantasy players. It's available in Canada and the U.S., at this point.

The goal here was to provide a full broadcast facility for us - ready with master control, production control room, studio facilities, editing facilities - and Applied was there for us to help us develop the concept, right from the beginning to the execution at the end, and even now, to the follow-up.

The beauty of Applied is they know that we're a small as an entity and they actually, for a lack of a better word, they hold your hand. They work you through the project and they recommend certain things and certain ways to do things.

I think the biggest challenge for us has always been with them is, "'Oh no, here's another project from Cicione, and it's a small budget and he wants to build an ESPN empire here." So, I think that's been our biggest challenge and they've been quite accommodating actually.

They realize that we're not building the biggest empire, but we still need to build something that's solid and reliable on a daily basis for us.

I think one of the comforts I had in this whole build was that I had Applied working with me and I knew they would go above and beyond to help us out. And if you're not CBC or TSN, or one of the big guys, it doesn't really matter to them. They just care about putting out a good product and supplying good service."

Anthony Cicione

General Manager, Fight Network

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Terry Comeau - George Brown College

"George Brown College has won every award in the book for this new campus and we're all very proud of that. We're very proud of what our consultants and our contractors achieved for us and it was very much a team effort. What hits you when you walk into the college is this fantastic multimedia screen that's bigger than life. The digital signage that is distributed throughout the facility and all the common areas, the high performance multimedia classrooms, the collaborative open work spaces - every square inch is this building is set up for learning - set up for technology. The technology does not take over. It is the friendly giant in the background. To achieve that balance in such a high performance facility, I think it's tremendous and we owe that to Applied Electronics, we really do. They went so far above the requirements and beyond those requirements. I wouldn't hesitate to say if it wasn't for Applied working in such a friendly way, open way, a helpful way, an anticipatory way, we would have been challenged to have delivered multimedia platforms in advanced of our students arriving that September 1st morning. I sure hope we have the opportunity on our next large capital project to continue to evolve the big ideas that we have about technology and education and moving that bar forward for our students and our professors. Hats off to you Applied Electronics, you did an amazing job and continue to. Loved working with you."

Terry Comeau

Executive Director, Waterfront Campus Development, George Brown College

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Chris Tapinela - Accessible Channel

"One thing that's going on moving from the tape-based workflow to the file-based workflow is you have a tremendous merging of the IT world and the broadcast engineering world. Applied (Electronics) knows this and they have expertise from both, they seem to have mastered it in terms of how those things can work together in a positive way. They have numerous experts that I've known for a while in the industry, they were helpful from start to finish and they continue to help us solve any problems that we run into.

Applied believes in the process, they were able to form solutions that could work for our company and evolve the process as the project unfolded, they are willing to change based on new requirements that were thought of overtime from the brainstorming period. They look at the solution and then mold it into what ends up being the final solution, and that's why I'd recommend them."

Chris Tapinela

Accessible Channel

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William Hanna - Humber College

"One of the things that stuck to me in my role as I was looking at the bigger picture and the scope and the cost of the project, was the thoughtfulness that the staff at Applied Electronics brought to the process. The fact that they actually were taking the time to walk me through my own needs helped me learn about the industry and what my needs really were. In the end it saved me money but gave me a lot more confidence that Applied Electronics actually cared about the resulting solution for the college. You get asked a lot of times about what makes companies unique, the answer I have found over a fairly long career now, is it's always about the people. It's about the culture that a company manages to build in people, and their ability to communicate to clients that they care and that they are they for you. I believe Applied (Electronics) does believe in its clients and is there for them."

William Hanna

School of Media Studies and Information Technology at Humber College

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