Grass Valley Takes ALAMIYAs Entire Fleet of OB Vans to the Next Level

Date: 15/04/2019

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been selected by ALAMIYA, one of the leading media and advertising companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to support a major upgrade of its entire fleet of outside broadcasting (OB) vans – the largest in the Middle East. The investment in Grass Valley’s solutions will enable ALAMIYA to future proof its end-to-end live production infrastructure so it can deliver 4K UHD productions of major sporting and live events.

As broadcasters face consumer demand for more immersive, higher resolution content, the upgraded outside broadcast infrastructure allows Riyadh-based ALAMIYA to provide its customers with the flexibility to meet these demands. ALAMIYA has deployed hundreds of LDX 86N Series4K/HD/3G Cameras, including 24 LDX 86 High-Frame Rate HD/3G/4K UHD Cameras, the K2 Dyno S3replay system and four Karrera K-Frame Video Production Center switchers with 3 & 5 M/Es. Additionally, all of the related infrastructures, video routers and modular frames are based on Densité solutions.

The contract win builds on Grass Valley’s longstanding relationship with ALAMIYA and is a testament to its collaborative approach in helping customers meet the challenges facing their businesses in today’s fast evolving mediascape.

Mr Sultan Al Muheisen, CEO of ALAMIYA explained: “We have been working closely with Grass Valley for many years, during which we have been extremely impressed with their support. The Grass Valley team is always ready to provide help and advice, while their innovative and flexible solutions, which cover everything from cameras to servers, enable us to stay ahead of our competition in the industry. We wanted to ensure that any solution we selected is the best investment for the future and Grass Valley delivered exactly what we needed.”

The new Grass Valley cameras and workflow ensure that ALAMIYA can now help its broadcast customers deliver a compelling viewer experience from any live production of any size, regardless of the complexity.

The LDX 86N Series camera takes ALAMIYA’s OB operations to the cutting edge with native 4K UHD (3840×2160) and native 3G/HD (1920×1080) image capture, using three unique 3840x2160p 4KXensiumHAWK CMOS imagers with DPMUltra (dynamic pixel management) functionality, offering a great viewer experience for all of its live productions.

In addition, the LDX 86N provides the same familiar GV-eLicense upgrade path for the next level of functionality when production needs require it. Whether it is HD or 3X super slow-motion today, 3G or 6X super slow-motion tomorrow, or 4K UHD down the road, ALAMIYA will be ready to cover the top division of the football competition and other sporting events in Saudi Arabia.

“ALAMIYA is one of the most innovative companies in the Middle East, leading the way with event-based live production. We are delighted that Grass Valley has been chosen to help future proof its OB fleet to deliver the best quality content possible,” added Tim Banks, vice president of sales, EMEA, Grass Valley. “The LDX cameras with their superior picture performance and unmatched operational flexibility will enable ALAMIYA to offer their customers tailor-made solutions, enabling them to handle the most demanding and complex projects.”



Tags: Grass Valley | Grass Valley a Belden Brand | ALAMIYA | OB Vans | 4K
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Calrec is showing its Type R modular, expandable, IP-based system at CABSAT. Type R makes use of standard networking technology and combines it with configurable soft panels that can be tailored to operator needs.

Type R’s physical control system consists of three slimline panels: a fader panel, a large soft panel and a small soft panel. Each is compatible with COTS hardware and powered over Ethernet to keep cabling to a minimum. At the heart of Type R is a simple 2U core with integrated I/O resources to get customers up and running immediately.

Calrec’s Brio console – immense power in a compact package

Calrec’s compact, high power Brio consoles are designed with versatility in mind to work across all different broadcast applications for everything from live sports to news and light entertainment. The Brio36 includes an impressive range of on board I/O so it’s operational straight out of the box. It also has full Hydra2 network compatibility and a sensitive price point that doesn’t reflect the full and rich broadcast feature set. The smaller Brio12 is only 484mm with standard trims and just 430mm with Calrec’s slim trim option.

Last year, Calrec upgraded the channel count for both the Brio36 and Brio12 with DSP expansion packs, bringing their channel counts from 64 to 96 inputs and 48 to 64 inputs, respectively.

Tags: CABSAT 2020 | CABSAT | audio | consoles | AoIP
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AJA Ships HDR Image Analyzer 12G with 8K Support Posted: 12/02/2020
AJA Ships HDR Image Analyzer 12G with 8K Support

AJA Video Systems is now shipping HDR Image Analyzer 12G, the powerful, real-time HDR and WCG monitoring and analysis platform featuring 12G-SDI connectivity. Developed in partnership with Colorfront, HDR Image Analyzer 12G supports up to 8K/UHD2 HDR monitoring and analysis for high raster content over 12G-SDI, with the simplicity of single-cable connectivity for higher bandwidth workflows.

Tags: AJA | HDR | HDR Production | HDR Workflow | HDR Pipeline | HDR Image Analyzer 12G | 8K | 12G-SDI
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Media Links Appoints Andy Armstrong to Drive Expansion into Cable Markets Posted: 12/02/2020
Media Links Appoints Andy Armstrong to Drive Expansion  into Cable Markets

Media Links®, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, announces the appointment of Andrew (Andy) Armstrong to the newly created position of Vice President of Sales, North American Cable Markets.

Andy has a comprehensive understanding of the media workflows and business needs across the North American cable / MSO industry. In this new role, Andy will establish new revenue opportunities for Media Links through his thorough understanding of the challenges that cable service providers face.

Al Nuñez, Media Links Senior Vice President of Sales for Americas & EMEA comments: “We welcome Andy to the Media Links sales management team. Andy’s extensive experience in cable television spans more than 25 years, and his highly regarded reputation and technology expertise will be valuable as the company expands to serve the ever important cable sector.”

Tags: Andy Armstrong | Media links | video over IP | broadcast video over ip for cable
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Riot Games in a league of their own with Calrec RP1 remote production solution Posted: 12/02/2020
Riot Games in a league of their own with Calrec RP1 remote production solution

Riot Games’ 2019 League of Legends World Championship final in Paris relied on Calrec’s RP1 remote production technology for the English language feed for viewers in North America, Europe and Oceania.

Dave Talavera, Audio Engineer with Riot Games, said, “When it came to building our new European facility in Berlin two years ago, we knew, given our experience with remote production, that was the path that we wanted to continue down. Calrec was the only company that had come up with a remote production solution for IFB and they are still very much at the forefront of this. This was essential for the remote production of the English language feed for the final in Paris.”

 

 

 

Tags: audio | consoles | esports | calrec | broadcasting | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Sony creates the ideal future for education and the workplace at ISE 2020 Posted: 12/02/2020
Sony creates the ideal future for education and the workplace at ISE 2020

Sony Professional Solutions Europe demonstrates a bold vision to create the ideal future for education and work at ISE 2020, as it reveals its latest AV and IT solutions. These include a new beamforming microphone MAS-A100 for lectures and presentations, an upgrade to the transformative workplace management solution with TEOS 2.2, and significant expansions to its laser projector line up.

The future of education:

Sony is expanding its range of advanced solutions for delivering, recording and streaming engaging presentations and video content in education environments. The MAS-A100 is a new IP-based ceiling beamforming microphone enabling flexible and creative “hands-free” lectures and presentations. 

The future of work:

TEOS 2.2 is the latest update allowing for more collaboration and flexibility. It uses the advances in IoT sensor technology to boost integration and unlock efficiencies with 20 new functionalities and features. The tailored Smart Automation is a new customisable Meeting Display interface and an intuitive Outlook integration for room booking, reception sign-in and content sharing.

The future of laser projection

From entry-level through to premium projectors, Sony offers a solution for any space and budget, whether in classrooms and conference venues or museums and churches. VPL-FHZ131L is the newest and brightest premium WUXGA projector from Sony, boasting outputs of 13,000lm. 

Tags: Sony | ISE | TEOS | VPL-FHZ131L | Edge Analytics | REA-C1000 | MAS-A100 | Crystal LED | TEOS 2.2 | UbiCast | future of work | future of broadcast | laser projection
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StarLeaf to showcase latest innovations at ISE 2020 including new Huddle room system Posted: 12/02/2020
StarLeaf to showcase latest innovations at ISE 2020 including new Huddle room system

New product launches continue to deliver on the StarLeaf commitment to reliable and intuitively simple enterprise meetings, no matter how they’re held.

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Grass Valley Solutions Underpin NEP Europe Expanded IP Production Capability for a Summer of Sport Posted: 12/02/2020
Grass Valley Solutions Underpin NEP Europe and rsquo;s Expanded IP Production Capability for a Summer of Sport

Gearing up for a bumper year of premier live sporting events, NEP Europe has bolstered its production capability with a host of Grass Valley live IP production solutions. NEP is growing its capabilities across its OB and flypacks fleet, strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading outsourced technical production partners to premier producers of live sports and entertainment.

At the core of the expansion are nearly 60 new Grass Valley LDX 86N cameras. The new cameras feature Grass Valley’s built-in DirectIP capability which was developed in conjunction with NEP. This unique technology allows NEP to send only the camera heads to the given location, while all other control for the cameras and the production can take place at an off-site location. With this latest purchase, NEP Europe now has over 500 native 4K Grass Valley LDX 86N cameras in its portfolio.

Paul Henriksen, NEP Europe’s president, said: “2020 is set to be a huge year for live sporting and entertainment events around the world. We’re excited about the opportunity to help clients deliver innovative live productions that bring consumers closer to the action, wherever they are and on any device. Drawing on our long-established relationship with Grass Valley, and the close collaboration with its R&D team, allows us to leverage best-in-class solutions that are a perfect fit. Grass Valley understands our business model and is unrivaled when it comes to delivering the support that we, and our clients, demand.”

NEP Europe also purchased 30 RefleX SuperXpander Kit lens adapters, which convert handheld cameras into a studio/field production system, plus a number of LDX C86N compact cameras and several grass valley switchers including the 6 M/E Kahuna 9600 with Maverik control panel and the Kula 3 M/E switcher. The switchers feature FormatFusion technology, innovative, built-in format conversion that seamlessly handles multiformat operations. The wider rollout of Grass Valley’s K-Frame, Kahuna and Kula switchers across NEP’s fleet allows for standardized workflows that ensure greater efficiency across the group.

Mark Hilton, Grass Valley’s vice president of live production, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with NEP once again and proud to be the clear choice when it comes to supplying live IP production solutions. As NEP readies itself for a demanding year of exciting sports and live content, we very much look forward to working alongside the company in the thick of the action.”

 

Tags: Grass Valley | IP | NEP Europe | live sport
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