Danmon Systems Group upgrades TV2 FYN-DENMARK to HD

The newly HD-equipped production studio at TV2 FYN-DENMARK in Odense

Danmon Systems Group, one of the world's most experienced providers of broadcast systems design and integration services, announces the completion of a major turnkey project for Danish public service broadcaster TV2 FYN-DENMARK. The project centred on the delivery, installation and commissioning of a complete high-definition facility upgrade at TV2 FYN-DENMARK's studios in Odense, central Denmark. One of eight TV2 stations, TV2 FYN-DENMARK produces news and supporting programmes reflecting life in the island of Funen.

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"Danmon Systems Group was the logical partner for this project," comments TV2 FYN-DENMARK technical manager Ken Petersen. "Practically all television viewers in Europe now possess HD-capable displays so the time had clearly arrived for us to transmit in 1080i. Initiating an upgrade to HD was also a good way for the station to celebrate its 25th anniversary."

"This is the latest in a substantial number of broadcast facilities we have upgraded from standard-definition to high-definition," adds Danmon Systems Group deputy managing director Peter Thomsen. "An important element of the project was that every aspect had to be accomplished while TV2 FYN-DENMARK was on air. We achieved this by working in close partnership with the channel's staff, including day to day co-ordination to ensure complete continuity of normal transmission. We additionally provided on-air support in the post-handover phase during which we also checked and tidied older parts of the channel's engineering infrastructure."

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The HD facility upgrade includes a Snell high-definition router and vision mixer, Studer audio production desk, Miranda multiviewer and glue hardware plus a new reference sync system. The additional equipment is closely integrated with Mosart playout automation which also controls TV2 FYN-DENMARK's robotic studio cameras. Custom wiring was installed in the central apparatus room including cabling for the high-definition router.

Danmon Systems Group is one of the world's most experienced providers of systems integration support to television and radio broadcasters, postproduction houses and professional audio studios, as well as the corporate, academic and government sectors. Danmon's fields of activity include every aspect of broadcast and electronic media technology, from consultancy to production and postproduction, transmission and archiving, encompassing video, audio, graphics, streaming, audio visual and multimedia applications.

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Danmon Systems Group is part of Dan Technologies' Group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions. The Dan Technologies Systems Integration Division covers a wide spectrum of operations ranging from designing, installing and commissioning studios, playout centres, news-rooms and satellite systems to providing the complete infrastructure of television and radio stations for major broadcasters and service providers worldwide. The Systems Integration Division operates internationally from offices in Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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