FOR-A switcher chosen for new Satellite Technology Systems truck

Satellite uplink truck provider Satellite Technology Systems (STS), based out of Crystal Lake, IL, is using FOR-A’s HVS-1000HS HANABI 1 M/E HD switcher for its KU/HD production uplink vehicle. The 31ft production uplink truck helps produce a variety of live sporting events in HD.

The STS truck includes a control room that comfortably seats a crew of eight. It also features up to six HD cameras, either the JVC GYHD250 or the Sony HDC 1500 models on fiber or triax, as well as a 56-channel digital audio board with 5.1 Dolby surround sound, two Panasonic HD 1400 VTRs and an Evertz video monitor display.

The HANABI brings all of the sources together for a seamless production. It comes standard with eight inputs and can be configured for up to 16. Four still pictures can be stored in frame memory and it also features five standard outputs (PGM x 2, PVW x 1, AUX x 1, Input Preview x 1). It is optionally expandable to seven outputs. One channel of key is also standard. Up to three independent key layers and key edge/shadow generators are available. The two optional keys can be used for chroma key operations. One DVE card comes pre-installed.

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