NVP, one of Italy’s largest broadcast service suppliers, has fully tested and brought online its NVP Innovation Hub in Cologno, Milano.
The hub is based on open standard SMPTE ST 2110 and has been kitted out with technology from Grass Valley, including GV Orbit orchestration, Grass Valley’s AMPP SaaS platform, redundant GV Fabric IP switching, a Kahuna 9600 production switcher with a 3 M/E Maverik control panel, a Kaleido-IP multiviewer, and Audio Live for up to 2048×2048 audio routing of AES67 IP streams.
Grass Valley distributor and systems integrator Video Progetti maintained responsibility for the integration of all Grass Valley equipment.
The NVP Innovation Hub consists of two production studios, six dubbing rooms, and an OB Van gateway. Using GV Orbit orchestration, NVP routes sources coming from any venue to their production control room or to a number of other production control rooms based on AMPP on-premises and cloud technology.
The company is using AMPP to employ a remote production solution for smaller sporting events and enabled NVP to augment their on-premises production tools with cloud resources, said Grass Valley.
“The NVP Innovation Hub satisfies all our customers’ production needs from minor sporting events up to tier 1 sports productions and much more,” said Ivan Pintabona, CTO for NVP. “Based on ST 2110, we can cover all conventional and event-based production requirements, especially with redundant IP links to all major national and international venues.”
“AMPP lets us fully remote our sports production coverage, while maintaining a core 2110 IP-based infrastructure in the Hub,” he added. “It’s this combination of high-quality production and cost saving through remote production of sports events on an open standards IP platform that our customers truly appreciate.”
NVP is planning to replicate its Cologno model in its Rome, Naples, and Messina centres.