​LA TV Station Buys Marshall Encoder To Expand Network

Marshall Electronics’ VS-102-HDSDI is a HD video server that allows real-time transmission of an SD/HD-SDI, HDMI, or NTSC/PAL composite video signal along with bi-directional AAC encoded HD stereo audio over standard IP networks and the internet.

KVVB-TV, an independent television station in Los Angeles, broadcasts to approximately 470,000 people and can also be watched anywhere in the world via its livestream, which is hosted on the station’s website.

“As technology continues to evolve, we wanted to expand as well,” says Tim Harris, CEO. “We were looking for a solution that would enable us to transmit data from one location to another. We talked to a few friends in our industry and the recommendation was overwhelmingly towards Marshall. The best recommendation is when an industry peer speaks highly of a product. So, we took the leap, purchased the VS-102-HDSDI.”

The unit incorporates H.264 and MJPEG compression tech, providing optimal video transmission quality even in networks with limited bandwidth.

“We used Marshall to go from point A to point B via an IP stream,” adds Harris. “By upgrading to Marshall, we were able to expand our system and we now have a good signal to remote locations and places that did not previously have a good signal. We spread out our signal over probably 70 miles in total.”

The VS-102-HDSDI can also be configured to operate as a point-to-point talent monitoring system. For example, the unit can operate as an encoder to compress and transmit A/V data over a LAN to another VS-102-HDSDI located in a green room or other location. The other unit can act as a decoder, which receives the compressed data through the LAN and restores the data to its original high-definition state. Additionally, other computers or VS-102-HDSDI decoders connected to the same network can monitor both the audio and video in multiple locations throughout a venue, such as dressing rooms, the stage manager, or box office at the same time. When properly configured, the VS-102-HDSDI may be simultaneously monitored through the internet.

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