RAI Television with Hitachi SK-HD1000 and EFP Cameras
RAI selected Hitachi after conducting extensive trials of all leading brands of high-end HD studio cameras. The Hitachi cameras were chosen for their high quality, efficiency, and price performance and will integrate via fiber and triax communications as well as with wireless systems. More than 150 camera chains will be used as RAI upgrades its studio and OB operations to HD.
"We are honored to be selected as partner to RAI, and are delighted to have been awarded this contract with the tremendous efforts of our Italian representative, CVE, which will provide comprehensive technical support from its offices in Milan and Rome. The competition to meet RAI's advanced specifications was intense and we look forward to successfully delivering leading-edge camera systems, based on the latest proven technological developments in HD," said Masahiko Kato, GM of Hitachi Kokusai's Global Business Division.
Hitachi SK-HD cameras are the first truly flexible dockable HD TV cameras that allow multiple configurations thanks to their fiber optic, digital triax cable, and wireless transmission adapters. The SK-HD range offers the choice of native 1080i or 720p CCD options. The SK-HD1000 camera is complemented by a range of accessories including a full studio adapter that enables the use of both hanger-type and bayonet-type lenses without removing the camera from the adapter, an easy-to-use camera control unit, and a digital triax system.
Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) is the Italian state-owned public service broadcaster controlled by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. RAI is the biggest television company in Italy. RAI operates many television channels and radio stations, broadcasting in analog terrestrial (until 2013), in digital terrestrial and in several satellite and IPTV offerings. RAI is one of the 23 founding broadcasting organizations of the European Broadcasting Union, formed in 1950.RAI
CVE is a leading Italian broadcasting and telecommunications equipment sales and support company that represents the leading global brands in Italy. Its mission focuses on the design, implementation and support of advanced technology solutions for leading broadcast and telecommunications organizations.CVE
About Hitachi Broadcast
Hitachi Broadcast is the broadcast technology department of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe GmbH in EMEA. Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc Tokyo, Japan.Hitachi Broadcast