UK-based system integrator Megahertz has completed a large-scale studio operations facility for global news network RT, located in Paris, which includes the installation of several workstations and technical furniture from Custom Consoles. Delivery time was a crucial factor as this was a new build completed on schedule to go on air in December 2017.
Remote studio production and virtual playout centers continue to gain traction around the world as new efficiencies and cost savings have become clear. MySports, a new 4K (UHD) pay-TV sports channel based in Switzerland, now maintains two locations—in Erlenbach and Rossens—that share video, audio and intercom signals at every level to enable precise machine control from afar.
EVS, has opened a new IP Expertise Center at its headquarters in Liège, Belgium. The facility is designed to host customer training sessions and allow professionals to test their equipment and workflows in tandem with EVS products in a fully operational IP production environment.
Custom Consoles’ technical furniture has made it to the big screen, well at least a 360-degree screen on the ceilings of planetariums around the world. The company’s EditOne desks are featured prominently in the mission control room set in Mirage3D’s new virtual reality 360 degrees and fulldome film called “Mars 1001.”
As more and more broadcast facility operations migrate to automated production and distribution systems, companies that market technical furniture are now offering next-generation products that accommodate less equipment (and operators) and consume less space while supporting the use of new technologies like flat screen displays and software-centric control systems. This includes the use of new fabricated materials that stand up to the daily rigors of operator use.
Any new media or production and playout center must be built leveraging the latest in IP-centric technology. Here are two articles that examine the latest technology being installed in live broadcast and playout applications and OB trucks. Combined, the articles will provide the reader a better understanding of why certain IP-centric equipment choices were made and some of the benefits realized. For readers facing the tough choices ahead when upgrading facilities, don’t miss these important articles.