Utah Scientific Power BMG’s New REMI Facility In Las Vegas

Full-service broadcast production company, Broadcast Management Group (BMG), has chosen a Utah Scientific UTAH-400 Series 2 288 x 288 router to drive its landmark new production center in Las Vegas.

The Utah Scientific solution will provide the core signal routing infrastructure for the entire BMG facility, the first of its kind built from the ground up to enable the Remote Integration Model (REMI) for television production.

The new REMI facility marks BMG’s first experience as an end user of a Utah Scientific router after a long track record of installing the company’s systems for clients of its systems integration business. BMG cut over to its new REMI facility on March 8 with live broadcasts of the UN Women global conference and daily programming for several live shows. On March 20, the new operation took over production of regular game and post-game coverage for the AHL’s Henderson Silver Knights hockey team presented by the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s KVCW-TV.

“One of the silver linings of the current pandemic is that it has accelerated several important trends that were already shaping the future of broadcasting, and REMI is no exception,” said Todd Mason, BMG founder and CEO. “With so many productions suddenly having to rely on remote workflows and key talent working from home offices, we saw an opportunity to offer a one-of-its-kind, world-class REMI facility that could meet their needs both now and in the post-COVID future.”

With only a small control room crew working on site in Las Vegas, BMG has adopted a novel “data center” approach to REMI. This enables remote production talent to access all of their content and workflows from anywhere without having to be concerned with the facility’s location. Such a decentralized operation demands maximum reliability; therefore, another very large selling point for the UTAH-400 Series 2 router was Utah Scientific’s no-fee 10-year hardware warranty including 10 years of maintenance and support — completely unique in the broadcast industry.

Mason added, “Choosing the right routing system was one of the biggest decisions we faced for the new facility — and we knew we couldn’t go wrong with Utah Scientific. With its expandability and support for every type of signal format, the UTAH-400 Series 2 is the future-proof router we need as we continue to grow and migrate to full IP-based operations in the years ahead. Based on our ongoing and successful partnership with Utah Scientific, we already have firsthand experience with the company’s engineering excellence, product reliability, and first-rate service and support.”

“BMG is breaking new ground with this facility, enabling its clients to take unprecedented advantage of all the core benefits of REMI. Our UTAH-400 Series 2 will provide them with the reliable infrastructure required in addition to the flexibility to grow in size and functionality,” said Utah Scientific Western Regional Manager Barry Singer. “Understanding REMI’s significance and growth in live TV production, we’re honored that our system is playing such a pivotal role in BMG’s REMI leadership.”

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