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NC State University Revolutionizes Production Facilities with IP Connectivity Posted: 06/05/2020
NC State University Revolutionizes Production Facilities with IP Connectivity

North Carolina (NC) State University has transformed its live course production capabilities with a networked video infrastructure, based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard for connectivity, around its campuses in Raleigh, N.C. Technology from Imagine Communications is at the heart of NC State DELTA (Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications) providing a quantum leap in capacity and operational efficiency.

DELTA already had dedicated fiber runs linking their centralized operations center located in Ricks Hall Annex with six other buildings on the main campus and two additional buildings located up to 10.5 kilometers (6.5 miles) away on their Centennial Campus. Fiber links were being used simply as single-mode, point-to-point connections, providing the capacity for just four video signals per classroom transmitted back to the operations center. In addition to replacing systems that were beyond end of life, it was important to DELTA to provide much greater capacity if it was to meet its commitment to the wider university community for high-quality educational media supporting distance learning in an efficient, effective and service-oriented environment. For the year 2018-2019, this included more than 130 live courses and greater than 7,000 hours of classroom recordings, to support almost 50,000 students enrolled in online and distance learning courses.

The new system uses just 16 fibers to provide extensive networked capability, leaving 20 strands from the original installation free for future expansion. By taking a networked IP approach, the new system gave the DELTA team the capability of 32 x 32 HD signals from each remote building. This is achieved thanks to bidirectional 100 gigabit ethernet capacity across the fiber network.

 

Tags: Imagine Communications | NC State University | porduction facility | IP connectivity | COTS solution | North Carolina | SMPTE ST2110 | DELTA | Magellan SDN Orchestrator | EPIC MV Multiviewer | Cisco | Tony Pearson | Cassidy Phillips | MKM Marketing Communications
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Texas A and M Goes IP with Imagine Communications for Integrated Sports Production Posted: 28/04/2020
Texas A and amp;M Goes IP with Imagine Communications for Integrated Sports Production

12th Man Productions, the sports broadcast and post facility for Texas A&M University, has moved to IP connectivity to provide a common production platform for all its sports venues. A cornerstone of the new installation is the Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP) from Imagine Communications.

The A&M campus in College Station, Texas, incorporates seven sports venues, spread across the site, which host as many as 110 events a year. As well as offering broadcast outputs from any event at any location, 12th Man Productions also provides in-stadium big screen entertainment and information. The football stadium, Kyle Field, was rebuilt in 2014, and as part of that project, a central studio was planned.

Today, fiber circuits connect every field back to the Kyle Field stadium, allowing resources to be allocated to any venue dynamically. Four control rooms allow two venues to broadcast live, while also producing big screen shows at two more venues. This calls for a large number of feeds in each direction, supporting monitors, multiple digital signage networks and big screen replays, as well as feeds for home and visiting teams. There is also a need to provide for official replay facilities in many sports. All signals are handled as uncompressed HD, minimizing latency by eliminating the delays of compression math, and allowing for live remote production even when venues are 10 kilometers from the control room.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Texas A&M | SMPTE ST 2110 | 12th Man Productions | IP connectivity | SNP | Selenio Network Processor | live remote production | Zack Bacon | Cassidy Phillips | MKM Marketing Communications | MKM Marcomms
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Imagine Communications Updates Core Truck Technology for NEP Belgium Posted: 06/11/2019
Imagine Communications Updates Core Truck Technology for NEP Belgium

Imagine Communications has delivered core technology for a major refresh of an outside broadcast truck for NEP Belgium. As well as providing state-of-the-art and future-proofed solutions, a key part of the challenge was the very tight timescale allocated to complete the refurbishment. Imagine Communications was able to deliver on the tough timetable with the support of its Belgian dealer and partner, VP Media Solutions.

“Our Unit 14 still had many kilometres in it, but with a technology platform that was life-expired,” said Geert Thoelen, transitions manager at NEP Belgium. “We wanted a solution that would fit into the existing space, would give us all the functionality we need today, and be ready for the future, including increasing use of IP connectivity. And we could really only take the truck off the road for little more than a month earlier this year, so our partner had to be capable of moving swiftly to install and commission.”

Imagine Communications was able to comfortably meet the requirements. The new infrastructure is built around the Platinum™ IP3 router. In a single 15RU chassis, this router provides very high-density switching of today’s SDI-HD signals. It is also capable of seamlessly integrating uncompressed video over IP, so is ready to form the basis of a migration to IP connectivity — for example, to introduce Ultra HD signals. In Unit 14, the Platinum IP3 router is also fitted with the Platinum SX Pro multiviewer cards, adding functionality while reducing rack occupancy and power consumption.

Imagine’s Magellan™ SDN Orchestrator provides overall system control in the truck. It is specifically designed to provide unified operational interfaces in a hybrid environment, easing the transition between traditional, SDI-connected technology and software-defined, IP-connected architectures.

Tags: Imagine Communications | NEP Belgium | OB truck | outside broadcast | truck refurbishment | core technology | state-of-the-art | future-proof | VP Media Solutions | Unit 14 | Geert Thoelen | IP connectivity | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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CUESCRIPT TO DEBUT SMPTE 2110 IP CONNECTIVITY MONITOR AT IBC2019 Posted: 04/09/2019
CUESCRIPT TO DEBUT SMPTE 2110 IP CONNECTIVITY MONITOR AT IBC2019

CueScript, the leading developer of professional prompting solutions, will bring the industry’s first patent-pending SMPTE 2110-enabled prompting monitor, the CSMV2, to Europe for the first time at IBC2019 on Stand 12.F41.

Tags: CueScript | CueiT | iOS | broadcast | SMPTE 2110 | IP Connectivity | HD | SDI | CueTALK | Bubble Agency | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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The Philippines Cignal TV Expands Playout Capabilities with Imagine Communications Posted: 22/08/2019
The Philippines Cignal TV Expands Playout Capabilities with Imagine Communications
Cignal TV, the leading satellite broadcaster in the Philippines, has expanded its playout capacity using the fully integrated Versio™ modular playout solution from Imagine Communications. Cignal TV broadcasts premium content on both television and radio to more than two million subscribers across the country. To meet the expectations of its audience, Cignal TV continually adds high-quality content and channels. The new playout system gives the broadcaster increased scalability and speed to market with a future-proofed, software-based solution.
Tags: Imagine Communications | Cignal TV | Philippines | playout | resilience | functionality | IP connectivity | Versio | scalability | Benedict V Galang | Composite Technology Inc. | Platinum VX router | Nexio Motion | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marketing Communications
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Argosy Underlines Single Trusted Source Status at IBC2019 Posted: 29/07/2019
Argosy Underlines Single Trusted Source Status at IBC2019
Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast and AV cables and infrastructure products, is addressing the real issues of engineers and systems architects at IBC2019 (13 – 17 September, Amsterdam, stand 10.C51). In a time of rapid change and development, where more content is being created than ever before, Argosy is a one-stop source of all the underlying infrastructure which the new media landscape demands.
Tags: Argosy | IBC 2019 | IBC2019 | Single Trusted Surce | stability | broadcast cables | AV cables | broadcast infrastructure | Chris Smeeton | IP connectivity | solutions | understanding challenges | active hardware | clean room technology | cables | switches | MKM Marcomms | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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DTC Broadcast to showcase breakout wireless 4K transmitter at NAB 2018 Posted: 14/03/2018
DTC Broadcast to showcase breakout wireless 4K transmitter at NAB 2018

DTC Broadcast will feature the AEON-TX transmitter for wireless 4K/UHD at NAB 2018.

Until now, the volume of raw data transmission required for 4K/UHD production has made wireless cameras largely impractical for live sport, event, and news applications. However, cameras equipped with DTC’s AEON-TX can now transmit 4K UHD video formats up to and including 2160p60 by taking advantage of the extremely efficient encoding technology built into the AEON-TX.

Tags: DTC | Domo Tactical Communications | AEON-TX wireless | 4K UHD | ultra-high resolution | IP connectivity | DVB-T modulation | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Dejero Brings Cloud-managed IP Connectivity and Workflow Interoperability to Amsterdam Posted: 14/07/2016
Dejero Brings Cloud-managed IP Connectivity and Workflow Interoperability to Amsterdam

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced it will showcase the latest developments in its IP connectivity solutions for electronic newsgathering (ENG) and remote broadcasting at the IBC2016 Exhibition (Amsterdam, 9 13 September, booth 12.C56). 

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GatesAir and Burk Technology Establish SNMP over IP Path for Richer RF Monitoring Posted: 28/03/2016
GatesAir and Burk Technology Establish SNMP over IP Path for Richer RF Monitoring

At the 2016 NAB Show, GatesAira global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcastersin partnership with Burk Technology, an industry leader in broadcast facility monitoring and control equipmentwill demonstrate the next evolution of IP connectivity for remote control and monitoring of transmitters and RF systems. 

Tags: GatesAir | burn technology | remote control | remote monitoring | SNMP | IP connectivity | rich redmond | chuck alexander | maxiva | intraplex | radio | broadcast | television | RF | transmitters | 2016 NAB Show | NAB 2016 | NAB 2016
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Dejero to Showcase Cloud-managed IP Connectivity and Workflow Interoperability at 2016 NAB Show Posted: 16/03/2016
Dejero to Showcase Cloud-managed IP Connectivity and Workflow Interoperability at 2016 NAB Show

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions for the transport of live video across challenging IP networks, will feature the latest developments in its IP connectivity solutions for electronic newsgathering (ENG) and remote broadcasting at NAB Show 2016 (Las Vegas, 18 21 April, booth N2918). 

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CLEAR-COM TO PRESENT NEW COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS AT ISE 2015 Posted: 19/12/2014
CLEAR-COM TO PRESENT NEW COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS AT ISE 2015

Clear-Com® will bring its latest advancements in intercoms and IP connectivity to Booth 7-S225 at ISE 2015, including the highly popular FreeSpeak II digital wireless intercom system, the LQ Series linking family, and new capabilities in Eclipse HX digital matrix intercom systems. ISE 2015 takes place at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam on February 10-12, 2015. 

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