Seventh Day Adventists Select PPI for HD Upgrade

Professional Products Inc. (PPI), a Gaithersburg, Md.-based television systems design, integration and supply firm, recently announced that The General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventists has selected it to provide studio design integration and consultation for a new HD facility to be constructed in Silver Spring, Md. The facility will supply programming for the church’s Hope Channel, which is distributed worldwide.

“PPI is extremely enthusiastic about partnering with the Seventh Day Adventists on this very important project for Hope Channel,” said PPI’s president and CEO, Bruce Kaufmann. “We’re very pleased to be able to provide them with the latest technology in high definition video to meet their needs now and into the future.”

Plans call for the studio facility to be equipped with five Hitachi high-definition cameras, Fujinon lenses, Vinten pedestals, Autoscript prompters, a Ross production switcher and a Harris multichannel production server system. Digital Rapids encoding gear will be used for creating image and Web-based files. Editing and post production facilities will use Apple’s Final Cut Pro application, Mac Pro computers and AJA capture cards.

The contract award to PPI is valued at $2.3 million. Facility completion is scheduled for March 2010.