L-S-B takes central broadcast control role at 17th Asian Games in South Korea
Next to the Olympic Games, the Asian Games is the largest multi-type sport event in the world. From 19 September until 4 October athletes are battling for medals in 439 events and 36 disciplines. More than a billion people are in full cry surrounding the Games in Incheon, South Korea, via television and other media.
The VSM-System from German-based company L-S-B Broadcast Technologies is playing a crucial part in the broadcast infrastructure. During the Games VSM is working as the main control system in several OB vans as well as in the International Broadcast Centre (IBC).
Within the IBC VSM is working as the overall control system with access to the routers. Furthermore VSM is utilised for control and monitoring of modular equipment as well as scheduling of the 45 distribution channels for the whole IBC facility. During production 50 VSM hardware panels and 10 software panel GUIs are in place in the IBC.
Additionally the transmission schedule of the 45 distribution channels and status monitoring of the main feed signal changeover units within the VSM GUIs are displayed on large monitors in the CDT (Contribution-Distribution-Transmission) room. The CDT room serves as the most important control room within the IBC facility. It is used for gathering, quality control and distribution of all signals to transmission lines and other users.
VSM furthermore is implemented in the KBS production facility within the IBC, taking care of video- and audio-router control, tally management and modular control and monitoring. Here 36 VSM hardware panels plus software panel are in use.
During the Asian Games in total there are nine VSM systems active in the IBC facilities and OB vans of Korean Broadcasters KBS, MBC and EBS.