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EVS set for remote production and Sub-Saharan markets

The DYVI IT-based switcher from EVS has played a central role in a live remote production showcase by Gearhouse Broadcast.

Inala Broadcast will also offer DYVI switcher to its customers, as the African systems integrator has entered into a partnership agreement to support EVS sales and services to the Sub-Saharan broadcast market.

Taking place last week at Gearhouse Broadcast’s Watford base in the UK, the DYVI switcher was used to carry HD camera, audio and comms signals remotely in a live demonstration for leading broadcasters and production companies

At the demo, HD footage from two Hitachi SK-HD1200 portable production cameras and a Panasonic AW-HE130 pan-tilt camera was transported by two IP-based servers, using a single 10Gbit 10km fibre. These signals were carried and then cut together by Gearhouse Broadcast’s DYVI IT-based switcher. Audio and comms signals were also carried remotely through the DYVI set-up.

Claimed by EVS to be the only system that allows remote and sharing production resources, DYVI can transfer uncompressed video and auxiliary data from a remote location. Gearhouse Broadcast said the system benefits broadcasters by reducing their operational costs and increasing their production flexibility and creativity.

Ed Tischler, head of projects, Gearhouse Broadcast, explained, “Remote production is one of the most exciting developments to emerge in broadcasting in recent years, and one that we’re increasingly being asked about by our customers. It’s still very much in its early days, but new technology such as the DYVI IT-based switcher from EVS means that we’re now in a position to offer remote production as a workable solution, so that users can take advantage of its many benefits.”

Gearhouse Broadcast will be running a similar remote production demo with the DYVI IT-based switcher on stand 10.B39 at IBC2015.

Partnership in the Sub-Saharan regions

EVS said its partnership with Inala Broadcast, a division of Inala Technologies, will give the African market greater access to products and technical expertise.

Felix Trapiello, area sales manager for Spain, Portugal and Southern Africa at EVS said “EVS solutions are well-known all around the world, and to have this additional support for our services in the Sub-Saharan area will only help reinforce that idea.”

Colin Wainer, executive at Inala Broadcast, said, “Our partnerships with leaders in the broadcast technology space like EVS are extremely important to Inala Broadcast’s ability to make improvements in workflows for all aspects of programme making in Africa.

He added, “We trust how efficient and reliable EVS’ live production technology is and being able to support its services is a huge benefit to us.”

Stand 8.B90