Mediatec uses Norwia system for Rikstoto coverage

Mediatec’s Oslo broadcast centre is a busy portal for international sports with repurposing facilities, as well as handling local and international feeds for Rikstoto horse racing operations. HD-SDI signal transport over the distance between the Bjerkebanen Race course and the Oslo broadcast center in Økern Torgvei has recently been made possible by installing an optical fibre system coupled with a new miniHUB system supplied by Norwia.

Mediatec has installed eight signal paths between the two locations. All signals are HD-SDI, with the system able to transport 3G-SDI if needed in the future. The miniHUB’s unique properties allow for signal direction to be changed easily without any further expense which makes this very flexible for repurposing in the future or to purpose build for special events. Gigabit Ethernet is also available on the same product with a simple purchase of an SFP that enables Mediatec’s installed equipment to be repurposed for Ethernet if needed.

Arne Stenstadvold from Mediatec remarks: “The Norwia unit gave us a good solution where price met the simplicity and flexibility as our needs change in the future. Redundant power supply and monitoring via a network interface was also important for stability and control. Norwia’s miniHUB competed against a rack shelf with loose small EO / OE converters that’s not seen as professional as a compact 1 rack unit frame where we have the choice to expand the functionality later.”


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