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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions Chooses NVISION Routers for Production Trucks

NVISION, Grass Valley, Calif – December 1, 2008 – NVISION announced today that Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Productions purchased its second set of NVISION video and audio routers for its new IMSPHD2 dual-expando 53-foot production truck. In March, IMS Productions commissioned a new 53-foot truck with an 8-foot expanding side, the IMSPHD1. David Gass, senior director of field operations and engineering at IMS Productions, chose NVISION’s NV8288 Mobile Video Router for its compact size (10RU x 19”W x 12” D), density (288 x 244, scales to 288 x 576), streamlined cable management, low-power consumption, and ability to handle multiple formats, such as SD, HD-SDI, and 3Gb/s when needed in the future. Gass also purchased an NV7512 Digital Audio Router for its flexibility to manage and distribute AES3, MADI, and analog audio signals. “We are continually busy with sporting, entertainment and racing events for the IMSPHD1 truck, so we are now in the process of building a second truck, the IMSPHD2. The first truck layout has worked so smoothly that we’re replicating it for this second truck, with the same equipment, including the NV8288 and NV7512 routers,” says Gass.

Since March, the new IMSPHD1 video production truck has been used for several sports and racing events, such as the Indy 500, Indy Car Series for ABC and ESPN, Ryder Cup Golf for NEP/NBC, Breeders Cup for ESPN, NBA for Trio Video/Chicago Bulls, NBA for the Indiana Pacers, scoreboard feed for the Indianapolis Colts, football and basketball for the Big Ten Network, Hockey Night in Canada for the CBC, and ESPN Zone Billiards for Lingner Group Productions to name a few.

The NVISION NV8288 router is purpose-built for reliability using redundant controllers and power supplies. This is especially critical for live transmission of sporting events, where uninterrupted on-air capability is mandatory. Gass notes, “At any given event, we have hundreds of feeds so we need a highly reliable, powerful video router that provides the highest levels of signal integrity, and the more redundancy the better.”

Like all broadcast production trucks, cable management is a key factor for the IMSP trucks. Unique to NVISION, both the NV8288 and NV7512 employ DIN 1.0/2.3 coaxial connectors, which provide greater than twice the density compared to comparable BNC solutions. “NVISION’s use of these connectors has dramatically reduced the amount of space required in the truck and they worked when put to the test for the first time. By keeping the size down for the NV8288 and cables, we can accommodate other useful production gear. It’s an innovation that is working very well for us,” says Gass.

“NVISION’s hardware has the right feature set for all our needs and being competitively priced is an added bonus. Both routers are scaleable so we can swap card modules in and out for upgrades and new capabilities, which gives us a solid return on our investment,” says Gass.

Pricing and Availability

The NV8288 Mobile Video Router and NV7512 Audio Router are available immediately. Priced competitively, NVISION systems offer cost-effective high-performance routing solutions. For detailed pricing on these systems and all NVISION products, contact your local sales representative; see www.nvision.tv

About NVISION: Moving Pictures and Sound Around, Perfectly

Headquartered in Grass Valley, CA (USA), NVISION is the leading provider of advanced technology and routing systems for the delivery of superior, error-free digital audio and HD/SD video used in all TV broadcast sectors and multi-format post production. The company’s sole focus is the development and manufacture of high-performance, high-reliability, scaleable, and cost-effective router, router control, master control, and modular broadcast systems. Since its founding in 1989, NVISION has pioneered groundbreaking technological advances, including large-scale HD-SDI routing and synchronous AES routing – first in HD; first in 3Gb/s-enabled routers. For more information, please visit www.nvision.tv

About IMS Productions

IMS Productions is the media technology partner to world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy Racing League. IMS Productions also works independently and has several trucks that are fully equipped as on-location production facilities to handle any entertainment or main sports event, and has done so for every major network. For more information, please visit www.imsproductions.tv

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