SingEx selects NDI® solution from Ideal Systems for the Return of Events in Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria
The solution Ideal Systems provided was based on NewTek™ NDI® at the heart of the event control and command center. The system used the advanced functionality of the new NewTek™ TriCaster 2 Elite which provided a key feature called “Live Call Connect”. Using Live Call Connect enabled seamless integration of multiple remote panelists who joined by video-call using Zoom, Skype TX and Microsoft Teams. This was done by converting their video calls into unique NDI® IP inputs which could be switched, mixed and controlled independently by the TriCaster 2 Elite. This enabled the virtual panelists to be presented together in their sessions with the local moderator and local panelists on the stage screen in the main event theatre. Virtual participants appeared on the 10m long X 3m high LED wall on the stage (also provided by Ideal Systems) and simultaneously online as a single unified interactive panel of experts. The TriCaster 2 Elite was controlled by NewTek’s 2-Stripe Control Panel, which was paired with the Video Mix Engine in the TriCaster to manage all the discreet NDI IP streams of the panelists along with camera control of the Panasonic NDI PTZ cameras in the main auditorium and all of the scaling and mixing and graphics for the stage and web outputs. Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat was the Guest-of-Honor for the event’s opening ceremony.
Mr. Ang Chee Chiang, General Manager, Centre Management, SingEx Venues, said “SingEx was delighted to have partnered with Ideal Systems to build our digital production and broadcasting capabilities to support our first hybrid event. Ideal Systems worked closely with our technical team to design and build a fully functional system in a tight time frame. They also trained and upskilled our production team and operators on the new system, shared valuable insights and advice, leading to the flawless execution of a very successful hybrid event.”
Fintan Mc Kiernan, CEO if Ideal Systems Singapore stated “This was a great experience for us to use the latest NewTek NDI® IP video technologies to drive a live international event of this scale and we are honored to work with companies like SingEx who have great technical foresight to leverage these new IP video technologies to overcome the challenges presented by Covid-19”
About SingEx Venues
Singex Venues operates Singapore Expo the largest convention and exhibition venue in Singapore with over 100,000 square meters of column-free, indoor space spread over 10 halls. Singex Venues Pte. Ltd. Is a fully owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings a holding company of the Government of Singapore.
About Ideal Group
With 13 offices across Asia, Ideal Systems is the region’s largest broadcast and media systems integrator. Ideal is a multinational organization providing innovative media, design and AV solutions and consultancy to sectors including broadcasting, media, telecoms, corporate and government. Ideal provide services that range from systems and business consultancy, software and systems design, systems deployment and support, building of media facilities to live broadcast services.