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Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
KOIN chooses Apantac TAHOMA multiviewers
KOIN, the CBS affiliate in Portland, OR, has installed several Apantac TAHOMA multiviewers in its master control room and newsroom for multi-image display processing and monitoring as part of its HD upgrade.
In the HD newsroom, the TAHOMA-LX Series multiviewers provide KOIN with a hardware/software solution to display 64 HD input images over three large LCD displays. The two TAHOMA-LX32HD multiviewers integrate with a Grass Valley Ignite production system to provide KOIN with a seamless, complete news production and monitoring workflow. All UMD and tally information is provided to the TAHOMA multiviewers using a serial or LAN protocol. One of the three high-resolution multiviewer outputs is split and fed into the technical operations center using an Apantac MT HOOD DVI extender with local monitor output (DVI-1-EM).
Live camera sources or transmission sources are fed into a Utah Scientific routing switcher, which assigns the sources to the displays that are integrated with a Florical automation system.