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NTP Technology: Heard through the Commonwealth

Audio routing infrastructure from NTP Technology was chosen for deployment at the recent Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. It was used to control interconnection of the International Broadcast Centre, the venues and host broadcaster feeds at the event in Glasgow from 23 July to 3 August.

The system supplied was based on an NTP 625 MADI router core, Penta 725 AES/EBU I/O units and Penta 720 3G SDI embedders/de-embedders. The routing was controlled by NTP’s RCCoreV3 software plus GUI client software developed specifically for this event. A central element of the project was to manage the workflow of the Commonwealth Games Channels in the Commentary Switching Centre.

“One of the unique features of the system we provided was the ability to generate signal level information from all inputs and outputs of the system,” said Mikael Vest, sales director at NTP. “We developed level display software enabling all signals in the system to be selected for monitoring as peak-programme-meter strips on large wall-screens in the IBC master control room. This provided a high degree of flexibility to the operator in charge of viewing and monitoring audio signals in the system.”

NTP Technology was appointed by SVGTV, a joint venture between sports broadcast experts Sunset+Vine and Australian-based Global Television. SVGTV was the host broadcaster contracted for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.