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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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Imagine Communications Upgrades Thai PBS with Software-Defined Technology Posted: 07/03/2019
Imagine Communications Upgrades Thai PBS with Software-Defined Technology

Imagine Communications has upgraded an existing news, production and playout infrastructure at Thai Public Broadcasting Services (Thai PBS), the leading public broadcaster in Thailand. The state-of-the-art installation gives the broadcaster greatly increased flexibility, scalability and speed for an operationally agile and future-focused solution through the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware running Nexio®? software from Imagine. The new Imagine solution enables Thai PBS to put content on air faster and easier to meet its audience’s voracious need for news content.

Tags: Imagine Communications | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | Thai PBS | Thai Public Broadcasting Services | COTS hardware | Thailand | state-of-the-art | flexibility | scalability | Nexio | Yothin Sitthibodikul | Mathias Eckert | smooth transition | Versio
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AVIWEST BVE 2019 Exhibitor Preview Posted: 05/02/2019
AVIWEST BVE 2019 Exhibitor Preview
At BVE 2019, AVIWEST will demonstrate the latest enhancements to its live video contribution and distribution systems. AVIWEST's advanced video contribution platform enables broadcasters to capture and deliver live 4K, HD, and SD video over multiple unmanaged IP networks, including bonded 4G/3G cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and satellite links.
Tags: AVIWEST | BVE 2019 | HEVC | Remote Field Unit | Reduces Data Consumption | State-of-the-Art | 4K | Multi-HD Video Encoder | Delivery System | Mobile Journalist Creativity | MOJOPRO Mobile Application | PRO3 Series | BVE 2019
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Nonprofit Veterans-TV Prepares to Launch Free TV Production Training for Vets and Their Families Posted: 22/01/2019
Nonprofit Veterans-TV Prepares to Launch Free TV Production Training for Vets and Their Families
Newly formed 501(c)3 nonprofit Veterans-TV Inc. (VETV, www.veterans-tv.org) is preparing to launch hands-on professional television production training courses for veterans of the U.S. armed forces, law enforcement veterans, and firefighters who have lost their employment due to injury or attrition. VETV is creating a mobile classroom within Denali Gold, a remote production truck donated to the cause by NEP, and will provide courses in cities across the U.S. when integration of donated broadcast equipment is complete.
Tags: Nonprofit | Veterans-TV | Launch | Free TV Production Training | Vets | Families | Production Truck | NEP | State-of-the-Art Gear | Mobile Training Facility | Classes | U.S.
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DVB to Demonstrate State-of-the-Art Hybrid Media Delivery at IBC2018 Posted: 05/09/2018
DVB to Demonstrate State-of-the-Art Hybrid Media Delivery at IBC2018
DVB, an industry consortium that develops open interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, today announced that it will showcase best-of-breed hybrid media delivery at IBC2018, 14-18 September in Amsterdam at stand 1.D81. By specifying systems for seamless media delivery across all platforms and formats, including linear and on-demand, broadcast and OTT, mobile, HD and UHD, DVB ensures that the industry can deliver high-quality content to every screen.
Tags: DVB | State-of-the-Art | Hybrid Media Delivery | IBC2018 | Peter MacAvock | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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