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Imagine Communications assists NEP UK on live sport coverage

Installs Selenio Network Processor appliances in four OB trucks

Imagine Communications has supplied NEP UK with multiple Selenio Network Processor (SNP) appliances for installation in four of their largest OB trucks for high-quality live sport coverage.

The installation aids an automated workflow for delivering 4K, UHD, HD, SDR and HDR signals.

SNP is a software-defined IP and SDI signal processing device. Each 1RU device features four independent processing blocks, each of which can adopt personalities defined by the software.

Applications are available on individual licenses, allowing users to reconfigure the SNP as tasks demand. This makes them well-suited to OB work, Imagine Communications said.

NEP UK has ordered a mix of licenses for signal format conversion, including HD, 3G and 4K, as well as dynamic range conversion between SDR, HLG, PQ and Slog3.

Chris Cannon, director of technical operations, NEP UK, said: “We set and forget the SNPs: they perform well, take up little rack space, consume less power and deliver the full variety of HD, UHD, SDR and HDR outputs we need.”

Mathias Eckert, SVP and GM EMEA and APAC, Imagine Communications, said: “SNP is an incredibly adaptable platform, with new personalities continuing to be added.

“Because it is so compact and flexible, it is ideal for OB operators like NEP, who need to be able to reconfigure their trucks on site, day to day, as they move between different sports and entertainment productions.

“In the long run, the software-based design of SNP guarantees quick adoption of future requirements, for example, 8K video. We have a great partnership with NEP, and we welcome this further extension of their adoption of SNP.”