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Alfacam welcomes over 200 Predators

30 August 2007

In what is one of the largest broadcast installation of MultiViewers in Europe, Zandar Technologies is providing over 200 Predator HD8 MultiViewer 1RU units to Alfacam, the Belgian facilities provider. The MultiViewers are to be integrated in eleven TV trucks and driving HD production and mixing monitoring. Alfacam will exhibit the newly-built OB30 HD vehicle at IBC next week on stand 8.401, writes Fergal Ringrose.

Installed at the heart of the OB30 HD OB vehicle from Alfacam are twenty-eight integrated Predator HD8 MultiViewers. These are configured to use the DualQuad functionality for the display of eight video inputs across two displays.

In the main production monitoring wall, the Predator HD8 MultiViewers are configured using the easy-to-use Z-Configurator software that routes any eight inputs to true native HD/SDI monitors with full dynamic UMD and Tally display. Predator HD8 MultiViewers will drive up to 1080p in single and dual output mode. The production console is designed for maximum flexibility and can be used from left to right and has additional sub mixing areas.

In the mixing area of OB30 HD, the Predator HD8 MultiViewers are fed signals from a routing switcher and provide up to thirty-two pictures in any configuration for display on 20-inch LCD monitors.

“Because our OB vehicles are working on many events, our production needs are constantly changing,” adds Gabriel Fehervari, CEO at Alfacam. “We chose the Zandar Predator HD8 MultiViewers due to the fact that they can split and change configurations at the simple press of a button as well as directly output to one or more monitors using the DualQuad function. The MultiViewer is not linked to just one display. We also chose Zandar because of reliability, build quality and outstanding image quality.”

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