Auviso takes delivery of Grass Valley LDX Première advanced imaging cameras, XCU base stations

Switzerland-based Auviso has one of the largest rental fleets in Switzerland and regularly supports multiple events types, spanning sports events, TV productions, general assemblies, concerts, festivals, award ceremonies and more.

Now, in its latest inventory purchase, it has acquired four LDX Première advanced imaging cameras and XCU (eXchangeable Control Unit) base stations from Grass Valley.

“Because we provide full-service solutions for special events, the LDX Première camera is an ideal addition to our product portfolio,” said Martin Elmiger, chief executive officer, Auviso. “Flexibility is one of the main reasons we purchased the LDX Première—it meets the needs of our customers no matter what type of production.”

Optimised for a variety of production applications, the LDX Première delivers high performance in standard multiformat 1080i and 720p acquisition, and is fully compatible with Grass Valley’s line of 3G transmission solutions that support all HD formats (720p, 1080i and 1080p). The LDX Première can be scaled up through the GV e-License programme, where users have the choice of expanding their camera’s capabilities for seven days or perpetually. This unique upgrade feature provides broadcasters with a flexible tradeoff between CAPEXs and OPEXs.

The XCU base station gives Auviso customers full 3G transmission connectivity for both triax and fiber. The XCU cradles are premounted and prewired in the rack, making a secure mechanical and electrical connection. They can easily slide in and out whenever needed and are transferable between OB vans, studios or anyplace.

“The LDX Première camera offers the right combination of quality, flexibility and upgradeability for Auviso’s diverse customer base and the variety of events they produce,” said Said Bacho, senior vice president, EMEA, Grass Valley. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Auviso and look forward to supporting the company’s continuing growth and innovation.”

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