Athens Olympic Broadcast (AOB) is using HD and SD test signal generators and reference generators provided by Ensemble Designs--maker of broadcast video and audio processing equipment.
The Olympics broadcaster is using the 5400 Sync Pulse Generator with SD and HD outputs and a user-configurable slate ID. Ensemble Designs--based in Grass Valley, Calif.--customized the 5400 by adding a motion element to the test signal so that it can detect if a signal is frozen upstream or if it's live. Ensemble's Avenue is a modular system with 3RU and 1RU frames, both of which handle HD, SD and audio signals. Modules include conversion, distribution, frame synchronization, proc amps, routers, logo inserters and digital noise reducers, all of which can be controlled and monitored by Ethernet or SNMP.
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