The New England School of Communications (NESCom), an affiliate of Husson University in Bangor, Maine, has added something new to its curriculum—a mobile television production facility housed in a 32-foot truck that’s equipped with Nvision’s Compact Routers and Synapse modular terminal gear.
The mobile unit contains several Nvision Compact Router products, including a 32x32 SD-SDI router for the internal and external video routing, a 32x32 AES digital audio router, and nine 32x32 remote control panels. NESCom also has two 18-slot frames of Nvision’s Synapse modular broadcast products that are used for the audio and video signal processing within the truck, as well as analog to digital conversion.
“Nvision has enabled us with a compact, yet rock-solid routing infrastructure for use at remote applications. All the Nvision compact routers and Synapse gear have worked flawlessly in the rugged environment of a production truck,” said Rodney Verrill, executive director of Video Production at NESCom. “With Nvision, we were able to put together a cost-effective and high-quality routing system that is scaleable into the future for added functionality, such as HD and 3 Gbps.”
NESCom students gain hands-on experience in the mobile production unit, working side-by-side with industry professionals. Student coverage has included the ESPN’s Hoop Hall Class in conjunction with Grass Roots TV, and working at Maine’s PBS station for nationwide semi-finals and final coverage of 20 Maine high school basketball tournament games. The truck is also used within the Husson University campus for broadcasting basketball and football games, as well as concerts.
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