Turner turns to Snell & Wilcox IQ Modular unit for new HD network
October 21, 2004
Turner Entertainment Group has selected Snell & Wilcox IQ Modular intelligent infrastructure solutions to serve as the backbone for its newly launched high-definition network.
Adding to the 7000-plus Snell & Wilcox IQ Modular units within Turner’s standard-definition system, the new modules are being used to condition and process HD signals at every point in the signal path. Among the range of functions handled by the IQ Modular units are synchronization, distribution, audio shuffling and audio embedding and de-embedding.
Turner has set aside space in its central equipment room (CER) to add the new IQ Modular systems. The systems are placed in new and existing IQ Modular enclosures that will mix both SD and HD modules.
The HD signal path was added on top of the facility’s SD layer to create a separate signal path that remains within the established chain of SD equipment. This allows both the HD and SD equipment, including gear from other suppliers, to be controlled and monitored via a Snell & Wilcox RollCall network management system.
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