Danmon Systems Group upgrades TV2 FYN-DENMARK to high definition
Danmon Systems Group, has completed a turnkey project for Danish public service broadcaster TV2 FYN-DENMARK. The project centred on the delivery, installation and commissioning of a complete high definition facility upgrade at TV2 FYN-DENMARK’s studios in Odense. One of eight TV2 stations, TV2 FYN-DENMARK produces news and supporting programmes reflecting life in the island of Funen.
“Danmon Systems Group was the logical partner for this project,” comments TV2 FYN-DENMARK technical manager Ken Petersen. “Practically all television viewers in Europe now possess HD-capable displays so the time had clearly arrived for us to transmit in 1080i. Initiating an upgrade to HD was also a good way for the station to celebrate its 25th anniversary.”
“This is the latest in a substantial number of broadcast facilities we have upgraded from standard-definition to high-definition,” adds Danmon Systems Group deputy managing director Peter Thomsen. “An important element of the project was that every aspect had to be accomplished while TV2 FYN-DENMARK was on air. We achieved this by working in close partnership with the channel’s staff, including day to day co-ordination to ensure complete continuity of normal transmission. We additionally provided on-air support in the post-handover phase during which we also checked and tidied older parts of the channel’s engineering infrastructure.”
The HD facility upgrade includes a Snell high definition router and vision mixer, Studer audio production desk, Miranda multiviewer and glue hardware plus a new reference sync system. The additional equipment is closely integrated with Mosart playout automation which also controls TV2 FYN-DENMARK’s robotic studio cameras. Custom wiring was installed in the central apparatus room including cabling for the high definition router.