Grass Valley Helps Mediatec Broadcast with Remote Solutions for Broadcasting Live Events

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For Mediatec Broadcast, an international leader in broadcast production, bringing its viewers all the action from nearly a dozen horse racing tracks across Norway is a top priority. To keep costs down, Mediatec turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for a remote broadcasting solution that can send camera feeds via fiber connections to its main facility in Oslo.

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The company purchased 20 LDX Première cameras with digital triax connections and four LDX Première cameras with fiber connections. LDX Première cameras are easily upgradable, can switch between 1080i and 720p, and offer a feature set which is optimized for live productions. With their high sensitivity and dynamic range they deliver outstanding image performance even under the most demanding lighting conditions.

Ethernet-based C2IP camera control system

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The LDX Première cameras and their Ethernet-based C2IP camera control system have been specially configured, in this case, to work within a WAN environment. For the best workflow efficiency, all of the OCP 400 camera control panels are located at one central location while the rest of the camera systems are located at the different horse race tracks around the country.

“We had a very specific vision of how we wanted this to work,” said Paul Henriksen, CEO of Mediatec Broadcast. “The team from Grass Valley listened to our needs and worked to tailor a solution that meets all of our requirements while delivering the outstanding broadcast quality and flexibility we demand in our operation. The solution is performing very well and doing everything we had hoped.”

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Mediatec has been a Grass Valley customer for nearly a decade and already operates hundreds of cameras along with transmission systems, switchers, routers and other equipment from Grass Valley. As the company has grown, it has expanded and upgraded its Grass Valley solutions, taking advantage of the Future-Ready technology along the way.

“For years, Mediatec has relied on us for our expertise and experience to help them grow and succeed,” noted Said Bacho, senior vice president, EMEA, Grass Valley. “They, like so many other companies in Europe, have built a very strong business model around our LDX Series cameras. Our advanced camera solutions continue to drive the quality and efficiency of broadcasters around the globe. That’s why it’s so critical to partner with a supplier like Grass Valley that really understands the business.”

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About Grass Valley
The new Grass Valley keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers future-ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows that enable the efficiency and flexibility broadcasters need to stay competitive today—while offering technological foresight they need to keep pace with consumers’ desires for more content on more devices. Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, leverages the collective expertise and depth of the Grass Valley Group and Miranda Technologies, each having been acquired by St. Louis-based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world.

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