EBU Sports Division Chooses QuStream Cheetah CX for HD Routing

December 5, 2007
QuStream has announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has invested in a QuStream Cheetah HD digital video routing system for its Sports Division.

"The system chosen consists of a Cheetah CX primary chassis with 256×256 crosspoints plus a secondary chassis into which we can transfer up to 128×128 crosspoints in whatever configuration is required for specific outside broadcast or mobile recording activity", said Javier Polo, head of technical operations for EBU Sports.

"It is fully compatible with our existing QuStream PESA SD router and control panel and gives us the facilities we need to route in high resolution definition, standard resolution definition and mixed hybrid mode", Polo said.

The new router was tested at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the 2007 World Cup Rugby in Paris, and will be used at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

"The dual-chassis arrangement we ordered gives us all the routing facilities we require to cover major on-location events, such as Beijing", Polo said.

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