NTP Audio Routing Infrastructure Chosen for 2014 Commonwealth Games

IBC MCR during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Audio level displays from the NTP routing system can be seen at top right.

Audio routing infrastructure from NTP Technology, provider of real-time audio routing networks, was chosen for deployment at the recent Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. It was used to control interconnection of the International Broadcast Centre, the venues and host broadcaster feeds at the event which was held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.

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The system supplied was based on an NTP 625 MADI router core, Penta 725 AES/EBU I/O units and Penta 720 3G SDI embedders/de-embedders. The routing was controlled by NTP's RCCoreV3 software plus GUI client software developed specifically for this event. A central element of the project was to manage the workflow of the Commonwealth Games channels in the Commentary Switching Centre.

"We are delighted to have been chosen as the official commentary communications partner for the 2014 Commonwealth Games," says NTP Sales Director Mikael Vest. "We worked worked closely with the organisers to develop a routing system that satisfied all the technical and operational requirements. One of the unique features we provided was the ability to generate signal level information from all inputs and outputs of the system. We developed level display software enabling all signals in the system to be selected for monitoring as peak-programme-meter strips on large wall-screens in the IBC master control room. This gave a high degree of flexibility to the operator in charge of viewing and monitoring audio signals in the system."

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NTP Technology was appointed by SVGTV, a joint-venture between sports broadcast specialists Sunset+Vine and Australian-based Global Television. SVGTV was the host broadcaster contracted for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The event covered 14 venues which hosted 17 different sporting competitions. These were transmitted to 15 rights-holding broadcaster networks.

About NTP Technology
NTP Technology produces high-reliability audio routing and signal processing systems for major international broadcasters, audio mastering and editing studios. NTPproducts are integrated into television and radio stations as well as production centres, post production facilities and outside broadcast vehicles. Based in Copenhagen, NTP is part of Dan Technologies Group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions.

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