Clark Media Inks Purchase Agreement for Imagine Communications Platinum IP3 Router
Imagine Communications (Booth 2702) has announced the sale — officially signed on the NAB 2015 exhibit floor — of a Platinum IP3 router to Clark Media, a provider of HD mobile trucks and broadcast equipment.
Platinum IP3 is the latest evolution in Imagine Communications’ Platinum router technology, offering the capabilities of the Platinum line to customers with even the largest system requirements.
“We came to the NAB with the specific intention of identifying new technologies that would enable us to continue to offer our clients the most flexible technology options as we move to 4K and beyond,” says Gary Snyder, president/engineer, Clark Media. “Our new HD/4K mobile truck will be completely router-centric, so this was the most important decision that we made as we looked to build the remote-production truck of the future, which needed to support 3G, 4K, and even IP.
“Having worked with Imagine Communications’ Platinum 9RU and 15RU in our HD flypack systems,” he continues, “we were familiar with the flexibility of the Imagine Communications Platinum family. Following first-hand demonstrations of the IP3, we were confident it would handle all our current 3G and 4K signals as well as provide a pathway to IP solutions as the technology evolves. And, because our HD/4K truck is currently under construction and will be integrated shortly, we were very fortunate to be able to purchase the Platinum IP3 router system right off the showroom floor.”
The enterprise-scale IP3 router integrates mixed-format video and audio routing, multiviewer functionality, mux/demux, frame sync and advanced I/O options such as MADI and fiber, all within a single, space-saving frame. The router for Clark Media will be configured to have an HD/4K layer for the flexibility and will also have integrated Platinum SX-Pro PX-SXP-64×6 multiviewers.
Says Steve Reynolds, chief technology officer, Imagine Communications, “A key benefit of the Platinum IP3 is its ability to support a path to an all-IP future, as well as its ability to expand to sizes of 2048×2048 and beyond, with signals of up to 3 Gbps video or 10-gigabit Ethernet. And, most important for Clark Media, the IP3 has a proven track record of deployment in mobile truck operations.”