New OB Truck for tpc Switzerland

Imagine Communications provides Production Flexibility and Quality

UHD1 HDR, built for Swiss production company tpc using technology from Imagine Communications, completed its first live broadcast. A match in the Swiss National Hockey League in Zürich on October and is now in regular use. To deliver high-performance and multiformat capabilities across a broad range of productions, the truck uses standards-based IP connectivity. Providing extensive functionality in a compact form, the truck is the first step to move to an all-SMPTE ST 2110 production and delivery infrastructure.

Quelle: Imagine Communications/ Daniel Gruber

When designing a new, large-scale truck, flexibility was critical, allowing it to switch from sports to arts, day to day. Switzerland based tpc, is the technical service provider for national broadcaster SRF/SRG, manages a range of events, as well as theatre, concerts and opera. tpc’s broadcaster clients are expressing growing interest in acquiring in the highest quality, including 4K resolution and extended dynamic range and colour gamut, to future-proof content and maintain its value for audiences.

Imagine Communications provided the IP-connected infrastructure using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) switches and hardware, which allowed uncompressed Ultra HD production when required. Central to this was the Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP), which is now widely regarded as the most powerful and flexible gateway and video processor in high-performance IP implementations worldwide.

The compact SNP provides high-density signal processing with complete freedom to select formats by signal or by production. It also delivers gateway conversion to external SDI signals. The new UHD1 HDR truck also relies on Imagine’s Magellan™ SDN Orchestrator to provide system-level control of the complete network, as well as the company’s EPIC™ MV multiviewer for fully flexible monitoring.

tpc and Imagine Communications are to stage a one-day event to showcase this new truck to end users, systems integrators, partners and the press on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the Technology and Production Center in Zürich. 

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