Gravity Media Adds Platinum Routers To Sports Flyaway Kits

Gravity Media, a provider of live production services, has added the Platinum IP3 router from Imagine Communications to its latest flyaway kits in support of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament that is scheduled to be held in 12 cities in 12 UEFA countries from June 12 to July 12. The flyaway kits enable for easy transportation to the various venues.

The company (formerly Gearhouse Broadcast) said the goal with its flyaways is to create a system that provides all of the resilience and reliability needed for live broadcasting in a compact footprint. The new order also includes a number of modules from Imagine’s Selenio 6800+ processing range, along with Magellan router control panels.

Gravity Media has used equipment from Imagine Communications for over 15 years, so when it came to choose routers for the new flyaways, the Platinum IP3—in both 15RU and 28RU configurations—was seen as an ideal choice.

The Imagine Platinum IP3 router, in both 15RU and 28RU configurations, will be used for a variety of live production projects.

The Imagine Platinum IP3 router, in both 15RU and 28RU configurations, will be used for a variety of live production projects.

At the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, the Platinum IP3 routers will be used for multiviewing and signal distribution, reducing space in the racks and simplifying setup.

“While the headlines are about the transition to IP, it is important to remember that a lot of broadcasters and production companies need to extend and enhance existing, SDI-based systems,” said Mathias Eckert, SVP & GM EMEA/APAC, Playout & Networking, at Imagine Communications. “Because of our close partnerships with major operators like Gravity Media, we clearly understand the need for high-functionality, high-reliability SDI solutions, as well as IP technology, and we are committed to supporting our customers for as long as they need SDI.”

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