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InThePlay's® game changing technology, NOW Powered by TSEN

In conjunction with TSE® Services, TSEN (Total Sports & Entertainment Network) integrates audio/video solutions in sports and entertainment facilities across North America with over 30 years of experience. From audio systems to digital signage, and everything in-between, their team of A/V integrators go above and beyond to find solutions that fit their clients needs.

After years of development, TSEN introduces the all new InThePlay® automatic video-casting and player development system.  InThePlay® presents game changing technology that brings eleven different camera angles to the game while automatically breaking down every piece of the action.  That's right!  We said, automatically, with no labor!  Your rink can have professional level video capabilities at a fraction of the cost. Coaches, parents, scouts, players, and more can now purchase and break down every moment of the game, from goals to penalties, enhancing the player development experience.  InThePlay® provides rinks with a unique opportunity to increase revenues and be at the cutting edge of the industry.

Eight fixed overhead and three moving side-view cameras are permanently installed and connected to a single computer system with a scorekeeper’s interface. As the game progresses, the system uses proprietary machine vision algorithms to automatically detect and follow the game action, automatically adjusting the side-view cameras. Based upon the detected game movements and scorekeeping information, the system also automatically edits, indexes and blends the 1080p HD video for internet distribution to any and all mobile and computing devices. 

TSEN installs a select number of InThePlay systems each year, and we are currently receiving slot requests for our limited installs happening in 2014-2015.  If you are interested in learning more about reserving a slot, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.intheplay.com

Contact Matt Baker

Marketing   Executive

Total   Sports & Entertainment Network / TSE Services

P:   (800) 962-2471 ext.106

F:   (480) 424-5685

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Berg Chilling Systems- Introductory Article, MIAMA

For 40 years, Berg Chilling Systems has designed, manufactured and installed custom chilling, pumping and freezing equipment for the global ice rink market. Berg’s collaborative approach with its customers results in custom designs that meet their customer’s functional and economic requirements, regardless if they’re designing for a twin sheet curling rink or a multi-pad arena.

Berg Chilling Systems has the knowledge and capability to build different types of systems with a range of options to suit customer needs. These Include:

-       Ammonia / Freon / CO2

-       Indoor or Outdoor Packages

-       Self-Contained Containerized Chillers

-       Air Cooled / Water Cooled / Evaporative Condensers

-       Custom Controls & Integration with Existing Controls

-       Heat Recovery including: Snow Melt Pit, Under floor Heating, Zamboni Water, DHW Preheat, Comfort Heating, Radiant Floor Heating

  

Berg manufactures all their chillers at their facility and factory tests each package to ensure a smooth, trouble free start-up on site.

Whether you are upgrading an existing R-22 chiller to another Freon or Ammonia System, or building a new rink on a Greenfield site, Berg Chilling Systems can help with the initial design, fabrication, installation and servicing of the rink mechanical systems including chiller, headers and control.  

We look forward to meeting and discussing your opportunities at the MIAMA fall conference!

Peeter Nielander

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Evis Buli

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www.berg-group.com

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Honeywell Makes it Easy to Keep Your Rink Running Cool

Most people aren’t in the ice rink business because they want to have lengthy debates about refrigerants. However, you can’t ignore the fact that refrigerants are a large reason ice rinks exist and that the industry is seeing big changes in refrigerant technology and availability.

The bottom line is that R-22, everyone’s favorite refrigerant, is being phased out by January 1, 2020. The time to retrofit systems is now, in advance of the deadline. The refrigerant experts at Honeywell can help you sort through all the marketing hype, get the facts you need to know and help you arrive at the refrigerant solution that’s right for your rink.

For example, Honeywell’s Genetron Performax® LT (R-407F) is a low-cost easy retrofit alternative for R-22 in all non-flooded evaporator ice rink systems. Here are a few details to help you see why a switch to R-407F makes sense for ice rinks:

  • R-407F is the closest match for performance (capacity and efficiency) to R-22
  • R-407F matches R-22’s mass flow, so no TXV adjustments are necessary
  • R-407F has a lower discharge temperature than R-22 but preserves enough waste heat for reclaim, unlike other HFC replacements
  • R-407F is approved by all major compressor manufacturers

Retrofitting your ice rink can be easier and quicker than you think. Honeywell’s refrigeration experts are standing by to assist you to make the right decision. Contact Ralph Vergara, located in Savage, Minn., (Mobile: 973-452-8425 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a personal visit to discuss your options. You can also check out our digital tools:

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August Monthly Board Member Update

August brings a certain level of urgency each year and this year is no exception. Families are scrambling to get that one last vacation in, gear up for the upcoming school year and brush up on those hockey skills prior to try-outs. For MIAMA our urgency is not that much different.

This last true month of summer should be one taking that final vacation break and much needed “R & R” prior to the push that is right around the corner. It is also a time to get that extra training done, get your equipment rooms and house in order so when the season does arrive you are ready.

We are fortunate to have the Fall Conference as our official transition into the season. The Fall Conference is a great way to network, work with our vendors and pick up a few tips and pointers which can go a long way for the staff throughout the season. And it’s also a golden opportunity to attend certification courses and bring back even more for your season.

Each August every Board member completes a recap of the progress and happenings of the past year. This will be the fourth year of completing an annual report which summarizes our year as an organization. This report is not only helpful for the membership, but also serves as a function of our non-profit status with the state. The Annual report will be available on the website and be referenced at the fall business meeting.

Speaking of Board members and responsibilities, it’s never too late to become more involved with MIAMA. Every Board member will say the commitment is worthwhile to them personally and professionally and the extra time isn’t that demanding. It actually makes you a better time manager and hopefully a better arena leader as well. So don’t forget to vote for our positions open on the board.

In closing, take the time you need in August to rest up and gear up for what is ahead. I hope to see a big turnout at the Fall Conference at Breezy Point.

Written by Dave Black

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WELCOME REALICE NEW VENDOR MEMBER

My name is Len Lilyholm and if you are old enough, some of you might remember I played for the Gophers in the early 60’s, the 1968 Olympic Team, and the Minnesota Fighting Saints. I graduated from the U of M with a degree in architecture. Enough said.

I represent a system called “Realice”. Invented in Sweden and now in use in over 300 rinks worldwide. By degassing the water and changing the viscosity of the water, the system eliminates the necessity of heating the water, thus saving on gas and electric costs. No moving parts. No maintenance. Pay back (R.O.I.) is less than 2 years for a single rink and less than I year for a double rink. Monthly savings between $1200 and $1500. Harder, clearer, faster, and safer ice. Please stop by my location at the Breezy Point vendors area. I would love to talk to you.

Realice is ”green” and it’s for real!


Len Lilyholm612-940-4961
lplmouse2gmail.com
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