Advanced Systems Group (ASG) recently collaborated with Del Norte Unified School District (DNUSD), in California to create a whole remote live streaming setup. ASG provides engineering, systems integration, training, and support to the media, broadcast, film, and corporate video markets.
ASG helped DNUSD with this project by installing 14 BirdDog NDI PTZ Cameras spread throughout the districts campuses. DNUSD decided to create this live streaming setup to stay connected to their community while also following COVID protocols.
"We’re a small, rural community with a huge, diehard community of superfans and a lot of senior citizens who’ve lived here their entire lives and follow the school events. We’d been thinking of creating a live streaming system like this for a long time. Last summer, the State of California limited the number of guests who could attend graduation ceremonies and large events. The graduation date became our deadline to get this done. We wanted to get this set up for everyone in time for graduation and beyond.”
Michael Hawkins, director of communications, DNUSD.
The BirdDog setup included their A200 and A300 outdoor cameras as well as their indoor PTZ cameras, like the P200 which is perfect for the classroom. NDI played a huge part in the setup.
"This is a fantastic showcase of the power of NDI and BirdDog PTZ cameras. We’re humbled that our gear played a part in enabling these important human connections through the pandemic.”
Eamon Drew, co-founder and CMO of BirdDog
The feedback of having DNUSD's events available for the whole community has been so positive that DNUSD has continued to install BirdDog PTZ cameras throughout the district with the help of ASG and are going to continue to grow their setup.
"Currently, we have three cameras in the Crescent Elk Middle School Auditorium. At Del Norte High School, there are multiple indoor cameras installed for basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. For our outdoor sports at Del Norte High, we have cameras at our soccer, baseball, softball, and football fields. We are currently in the process of installing cameras at our outdoor tennis courts and near our track fields. After we finish these installations, we plan on building out streaming capacity at all of our middle schools across the county to begin offering live-streaming to our community and career technical education to students interested in broadcasting and live-streaming.”
Michael Hawkins, director of communications, DNUSD
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