In Broadcast - September 2014 - 40


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WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 35 - SEPTEMBER 2014

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InTECH

Making The Right Connections

A roundup of some of the latest developments in the world of networks, routers and switchers...
By Jim Evans
Contributing Editor

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his month's IBC promises
to feature much that is new
in the ever-changing world of
networks, routers and switchers
and their various applications,
with manufacturers showing their
increasingly versatile product
solutions and showcasing their
implementation in the field.
Imagine Communications has
won a major contract to replace
all video routers in the television
service of the Australian Broadcast
Corporation (ABC). The national
broadcaster will replace existing
routers with a flexible, scalable, HDcapable infrastructure centred on
Platinum large-scale router solutions
and their extensive range of facility
signal distribution functionality
including fibre input switching,
audio management and integrated
multiviewers. The contract also
includes hundreds of Magellan
control panels for accessing the
routing platforms' capabilities.

Australia's ABC has opted for
Imagine Communications Platinum
IP3 large-scale routers

Joe Khodeir, Senior Vice President
for Asia at Imagine Communications,
comments: "Routing on a national
scale can be a complex technical
challenge, and this will be one of
the largest router projects of its
kind undertaken in the southern
hemisphere. The extensive
scalability, powerful integrated
capabilities and forward-looking
design of Platinum routing solutions
make them the ideal choice for
broadcasters taking a long-term
view of their operations."
Imagine Communications'
Platinum routing solutions
combine a robust architecture
with exceptional flexibility and
rich integrated functionality
including mixed-format video and
audio routing, multiplexing and
demultiplexing, multiviewers and
advanced I/O support. Platinum
IP3, the latest evolution in Platinum
router technology, brings these
industry-leading benefits and a
path to an IP-enabled future to
customers with even the largest
system requirements.
Delivering multiformat signal
routing up to 576x1024 in a
single, 28RU frame, Platinum IP3
can seamlessly scale to matrices
beyond 2Kx2K in multi-frame
configurations without disruption
to on-air operations. Platinum IP3's
uniquely integrated architecture
and redundant crosspoints protect
audio, video and multiviewer signals,
helping maximise on-air reliability
and reduce cost and complexity.
Since its introduction into the
market last year, FOR-A's HVS-XT
video production switcher series has
proved a popular fit for a wide range
of applications. Current customers
of FOR-A XT Series switchers
include: schools, houses of worship,
production companies and major
broadcasting networks.
The HVS-XT100 comes with
a separate main unit and control
panel, while the HVS-XT110 features
a compact, integrated design. Both
units include: mixed HD/SD input,
frame synchronisation, multi-viewer
capability, resizing engine, 2.5D wipe
effects, DVE and keyer with chroma
key. Two freely assignable Keyers
and DSKs channels also come
standard. A built-in Web server
allows users to adjust settings from
a PC or a tablet.

FOR-A's HVS-XT110 has a compact,
integrated design

Broadcast equipment rental and
production service company Clark
Media has been utilising XT series
switchers to provide its corporate,
video production company, and
broadcast network customers with
custom designed solutions. The
Bethlehem, PA-based company
recently purchased three HVSXT100 switchers and one HVSXT110 unit. Dedicated to providing
the top technology to its customers,
Clark Media plans to rent the FOR-A
switchers out in flypacks.
California-based RBL Engineering
is one of many video production
companies that count on the FOR-A
HVS-XT switcher. Part of RBL
Engineering's business is corporate
AV event production. The company
has been relying on the HVS-XT110
for its multi-camera productions
since last fall, and they recently
purchased another HVS-XT110
switcher for upcoming projects.
PESA's recently launched Smart32
remote control panel features
32 dynamically reprogrammable
LCD buttons arranged in a 2×16
configuration. Designed for live
production, it allows single keystroke
switching for fast on-air selection.
The latest addition to PESA's
line of remote control panels, the
new Smart32 allows any switch
to be configured for any source,
destination, level, salvo or control
- and various key types can be
displayed in different colours. Users
can also select button brightness
and set buttons to blink, pulse, or
be constantly on or off.
Through Cattrax, PESA's
management control software,
operators can create clear, intuitive
command functions with up to
three rows of text per button, plus
assign predefined icon graphics
for typical source and destination
devices, such as cameras and
DVRs. The Smart32 provides up
to 16 pages of configurations, and
panel layouts can be cloned to

PESA's Smart32 remote control panel

make it more efficient to create new
configurations.
"Our Smart32 is a great addition
for live production environments.
It's compact but very powerful, and
it's easy to customise for confident
switching on the fly," says Chuck
Tillett, PESA president and COO.
Grass Valley has supplied
mobile production truck operator
Token Creek Mobile Television with
sophisticated new cameras and
advanced switcher technology
for its Sioux HD mobile unit.
The purchase includes ten LDX
Premiére advanced imaging
cameras, 14 XCU eXchangeable
Control Unit base stations and a
Karrera Video Production Center
switcher with K-Frame, which gives
Token Creek greater flexibility in
delivering high-quality mobile
broadcasts to its growing client
base. The purchase builds upon
the longstanding relationship
between the two companies and
adds to Token Creek's existing fleet
of Grass Valley technology, which
now includes 38 cameras and five
production switchers.

Grass Valley's K-Frame offers
powerful options

Token Creek's Sioux HD truck is a
48-foot expanding-side trailer that
supports local, regional and national
events for cable networks as well as
broadcast facilities.
"In looking for a new camera system
for our Sioux HD truck, we wanted
something that was triax based and
that offered a solid single-mode fibre
option that was directly integrated
into the system," explained Brendan
Clark, Director of Engineering, Token
Creek Mobile Productions. "The twin
base stations and the fibre-to-triax
converters fit our needs perfectly.
The XCU cradle system gives us
the flexibility to move the cameras
around our fleet without having to
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