What you see above is Jordan's original 2013 rendition of how we needed to wire the Sports Bar for both live in-game action on our two 65" Samsung Smart TV's, as well as pushing sound through our Klipsch 48" speakers. All the above is fed off our two Media Servers in the Admin Room. Gets a little crazy in the SB sometimes, but that's why we moved out of the city and back to the coast lol.
Inside the venue, we'll hang 24" shelves and tables, then run Cat6 to each computer. This isn't the kind of LAN where every group of five tables has a switch that connects to another switch which connects to yet another switch and finally the server rack, using noob volunteers who can't tell a Cat6 connector from a Volkswagen V2 Bus.
All of our cables are built by techs who know their stuff, and each cable is tested. So every player enjoys the same connectivity to the main rack: all homeruns to the switches.. Switches are connected to each other via SFP Modules / Duplex Fiber patch cables.
Installation starts on Saturday morning Nov 11, 2017. Volunteers arrive on Friday night for some fine dining and a bit of intense gaming/partying. Diving into our 19th year, it's a shaken not stirred concoction of friends, screw guns, a whole lotta love and... Voila. You'd be amazed at how fast it all comes together.
Year after year we've been blessed with the same awesome group of Admins who help build out our venue. Huge Thanks to Eddie and Will !