A.F. Associates recently completed the design and build of a new broadcast operations center for Connecticut Public Broadcasting which includes CPTV and WNPR-Connecticut Public Radio.
For CPTV, the project included a functional review and assessment of existing equipment and the design and installation of a state-of-the-art HD facility. The radio station received a new, all-digital infrastructure. An HD/SD network operations center (NOC) houses all the racks for CPTV's core technical systems. The support systems were arranged in a contiguous area, for ease of operational interface and technical maintenance. The NOC has eight technical areas: master control; uplink/RF control; ingest/VTR dubbing; camera shading; automation, servers and archive; routing, patching and quality control; MATV headend, and the infrastructure for the WNPR radio systems.
The new facility is based on Sony technology, including two studios with Sony HDC930 HD cameras; a three-tiered, MVS-8000 based HD production control room; and HDCAM HDWM2000 tape machines with multiple-format playback capabilities. For more information, visit www.afassoc.com.