In Broadcast - December 2013 - 24


I N T E R N A T I O N A L

WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 26 - DECEMBER 2013

N E W S

InFORM

Danmon Completes
Broadcast Centre
D

anmon Systems Group has
announced the completion of
a green-field broadcast centre for
Lào Cai Radio & Television, Vietnam.
Facilities at the new complex
include a studio stage with a
multi-tiered auditorium, a news
studio, a multi-function studio,
news production control suite,
post-production suites and a
continuity suite.
"The core or this project is in full
1080i high-definition," explains
Bjarne Pedersen, Systems Sales
Director, Danmon Asia. "The station
is designed and equipped to accept,

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store, post-produce and transmit
content in any format and any
aspect ratio. We have provided
dedicated outputs for terrestrial and
satellite delivery as well as streaming
both via video-over-IP and to
mobile viewing platforms. The new
broadcast centre is equipped for
live production as well as file-based
editing, archiving and playout."
D a n m o n S y s t e m s G ro u p
integrated a Harris file-based
video production system including
Velocity craft editors and journalist
proxy-file based editors and Harris
playout servers. Miranda equipment
was chosen for
routing, graphics,
multiviewers,
on-air mixing
and interfaces.
The studio
stage
and
news studio are
equipped with
Canara studio
lights and light(Upper left to lower right) - Lào Cai Radio & Television news
c o n t ro l p l u s
studio; production studio; building exterior; training session;
Panasonic AKnews control room; opening ceremony

Continuity suite at Lào Cai Radio & Television

HC3500 studio cameras on Miller
wheeled tripods. The cameras
can be routed to EVS slow motion
servers or direct to Ross vision
mixers. Panasonic AG-HPX600 and
AG-HPX250EJ P2 camcorders are
used for electronic newsgathering.
Playout is controlled from the
continuity suite which houses a
Miranda transmission switcher,
control system and monitoring. A
Miranda Intuition graphics system
is available in the production suites
as well as in continuity. The central
apparatus room is closely coupled
to the continuity suite and master
control room. The CAR houses
equipment mainframes, the Harris
servers and Miranda glue. Audio

monitoring in all production suites
is via Genelec loudspeakers.
In addition to designing and
integrating the studio equipment,
Danmon Systems Group provided
a Screen Service 5 kW VHF Band
III television transmitter and an FG
Wilson 550 kW diesel-powered
auxiliary power generator.
The project also included intensive
training for operators, journalists and
technicians. Lào Cai Radio and TV
went directly on-air after handover.
Lào Cai Radio & Television is based
in the city of Lào Cai, capital of Lào
Cai Province. The city is located in
the northwest region of Vietnam near
the border with the Yunnan province
of southwest China.

InREPLY
Garland Partners' Future Proof Solutions
high density
and future proof
solutions which
s c a l e e a s i l y.
For example,
clients offering
OTT services
require DVBIP headends,
high density
IP transcoding
platforms, high quality digital players
with the right middleware. We can
advise on, supply and technically
support all these solutions.

Lorna Garrett
discusses workflow,
customer support,
solutions, and the
GPL Cloud...
InBroadcast: InB: How is your
company adapting to meet
customer demands?
Lorna Garrett: At GPL, we are
ensuring that our complete digital
video end-to-end workflows remain
innovative, yet transparent to the
end user by providing redundant,

The Garland Partners team
at BVE North

InB: What criteria does the market
use to make buying decisions for
your company/services?
LG: Our clients are looking for good
pre-sales support to discuss the
various solutions based on the latest
technology to fit their budget. GPL
offers the best technical solution at a
competitive commercial price. With
in-depth knowledge of our solutions,
we can offer professional technical
local support. We can offer good
customer references and evidence
of major events using our digital
solutions.

InB: Which territories are showing
particular activity?
LG: GPL are an expanding Eurocentric organisation. In recent years,
we have seen growth across the
whole of Europe. Our business has
grown 40% year-on-year for the last
three years and we are set to expand
even further. The Broadcast market
is still our largest sector (traditional
and web/mobile) with the Sports,
Corporate and Education markets
growing fast too.
InB: Any innovations ahead that
you can discuss?
LG: We are building our own GPL
Cloud. The prime purpose is to
allow our clients the ability to access
online demos anytime, anywhere.
In particular we are integrating the
Media Excel Hero VS for both Live
transcoding and VoD in the cloud as
well as LiveU's cellular cloud server,
Cambridge Imaging's MAM and
publishing system in the cloud and
Teracue's MC-Route. Many more
integrations are planned too. It's
an exciting time! Other examples
include a complete end to end
solution for Stadium TV utilising

GPL's Co-Founder & Director
Lorna Garrett

both broadcast and network based
IP delivery. We also have fantastic
Second Screen and Ad-Insertion
solutions.
InB: Give some examples of your
company/technology/services in
action?
LG: We have a wide range of clients
- from Broadcasters to Universities,
to small live event companies. One
recent design win was BT Sport.
We now supply them with LiveU's
cellular uplinking solution LU70
to broadcast live video during
sports matches. Another example
is Encompass Digital Media using
the Media Excel HERO platform for
both Live and VoD transcoding for
Channel 5.
InB: Thank you for taking the time
to answer our questions.


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InNews: Vizrt to Acquire Mosart Medialab
InNews: NTP Dad Ax32 Captures Wagner
InReply: Seesense on Miniature Cameras
InStudio: Q-Ball Captures Historic Vettel Victory
InGear: Bluebell’s Fibre Optic Solutions
InGear: Grass Valley K2 Dyno Changes the Game
InMedia: Pixitmedia – More Partner Than Supplier
In Broadcast - December 2013 - Intro
In Broadcast - December 2013 - In Broadcast - December 2013
In Broadcast - December 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - December 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - December 2013 - InNews: Vizrt to Acquire Mosart Medialab
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InNews: NTP Dad Ax32 Captures Wagner
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InReply: Seesense on Miniature Cameras
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InStudio: Q-Ball Captures Historic Vettel Victory
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InGear: Bluebell’s Fibre Optic Solutions
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InGear: Grass Valley K2 Dyno Changes the Game
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