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LOGIC enables Germany’s ZDF and ARD to employ IP functionality

Five newly designed racks are all based on SMPTE 2110, SMPTE 2022-7 redundancy, including NMOS (IS-04/IS-05)

German broadcasters ZDF and ARD are employing IP-functionality as part of their coverage of this summer’s Euro 2020 football championship and the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

LOGIC media solutions has upgraded the essential core infrastructure of its Mobile Production Unit, which is being employed by the broadcasters.

Five newly designed racks have been placed at the core of the Unit, and are all based on SMPTE 2110, SMPTE 2022-7 redundancy, including NMOS (IS-04/IS-05). They are PTP-compliant and can handle 1,500 video connections and up to 5,000 audio connections.

LOGIC implemented Grass Valley IQUCP systems as gateways and Grass Valley MV821 multiviewers in the racks. Nevion Virtuoso devices serve as gateways and for advanced monitoring of incoming and outgoing lines. Two additional Nevion Virtuoso units, which allow 2048×2048 MADI connections, have been installed for the audio matrix, while 10 Mellanox SN3700c and two eMerge switches deliver a throughput of up to 12.8 TBit/s.

The MPE units can handle approximately 800 SDI to IP and 800 IP to SDI signals. A higher-level broadcast controller controls the whole system. Nevion’s VideoIPath is used as an SDN orchestration layer, providing a control layer for the broadcast controller between the end devices and the network.

ZDF and ARD are able to received the signals for Euro 2020 from the IBC near Amsterdam without having a large production team on site.