Danmon Upgrades TV2 FYN-DENMARK to HD
The newly HD-equipped production studio at TV2 FYN-DENMARK in Odense
Danmon Systems Group has completed of a major turnkey project for Danish public service broadcaster TV2 FYN-DENMARK. The project included delivery, installation and commissioning of a complete HD facility upgrade at TV2 FYN-DENMARK’s studios in Odense, central Denmark. One of eight TV2 stations, TV2 FYN-DENMARK produces news and supporting programmes reflecting life in the island of Funen.
The Snel Kahuna at TV2 Fyn
"Danmon Systems Group was the logical partner for this project," comments TV2 FYN-DENMARK technical manager Ken Petersen. "Practically all television viewers in Europe now possess HD-capable displays so the time had clearly arrived for us to transmit in 1080i. Initiating an upgrade to HD was also a good way for the station to celebrate its 25th anniversary."
Danmon Systems Group deputy managing director Peter Thomsen explained: "An important element of the project was that every aspect had to be accomplished while TV2 FYN-DENMARK was on air. We achieved this by working in close partnership with the channel's staff, including day to day co-ordination to ensure complete continuity of normal transmission. We additionally provided on-air support in the post-handover phase during which we also checked and tidied older parts of the channel's engineering infrastructure."
The HD facility upgrade includes a Snell Sirius 800 router and Kahuna production switcher, Studer audio console, Grass Valley multiviewer and signal processing, plus a new reference sync system. The additional equipment is closely integrated with Viz Mosart playout automation which also controls TV2 FYN-DENMARK's robotic studio cameras. Kahuna Watch provides automated loading of graphics to the on-board Clipstore to ease production workflows. Snell FormatFusion3 technology ensures that the system can handle SD, HD, 1080p and 4K simultaneously. The Kahuna also controls TV2’s on-air servers, providing instant access to multiple content streams via the Maverik panels.Custom wiring was installed in the central apparatus room including cabling for the Sirius router.
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