Significant EVS server upgrade for HD Resources

HDR_webIn a deal struck at the 2016 NAB Show, Swedish broadcast facilities company HD Resources has confirmed that it has ordered XT3 live production servers in the new ChannelMAX configuration from EVS.

HD Resources (HDR) is a full solution mediahouse together with a large OB fleet, and works across many different types of programming, including live sports, studio shows and entertainment recordings. Carefully selecting its partners and suppliers from the leading manufacturers in the TV production market, HDR will take delivery of the new XT3 ChannelMAX servers in time to deliver multilateral production services for a major sporting event this summer. The new XT3 servers with ChannelMAX will also benefit and develop productions that HD Resources is currently working across in Sweden. These include football, horse racing, speedway, entertainment and multiple studio productions.

The deal includes upgrades of its XT servers to the new XT3 ChannelMAX configuration. This allows users to double the channel density of their live production servers. ChannelMAX-enabled systems also let users continue to expand through Multicam engine software updates. This lets the server – which boasts the most native codec and SuperMotion camera support in the industry (from 2 to 10x SuperMotion) – grow alongside the customer’s needs. The servers include EVS’ Multicam LSM software and the new Dual LSM modes, as well as LSM Connect. Dual LSM mode allows two operators to work on the same server simultaneously with their own personal settings thanks to the dual multiviewer output provided by a single XT3 ChannelMAX.

HDR will also upgrade its current XFile2 to the new XFile3 archive and transfer tool. This is designed to take care of the IP file based workflows in today’s live production requirements. From a single workstation, XFile3 allows users to easily handle multicamera ISO streaming, find and restore archived content and automatically back up to disk or shared storage based on LSM Connect metadata rules. The delivered system be integrated to operate alongside HD Resources’ existing EVS IPDirector production asset management solution that’s used in-house for advanced studio recordings. They will also be used on Swedish Football as an archive ingest solution that consists of an EVS XS3 12ch server.

“With this investment we will be able to develop the productions for our clients,” said Per de Navarro, technical director, HD Resources, “so the upgrades we’re announcing here at NAB will be invaluable for us and our customers.”

“EVS equipment travels around the globe and is used at the world’s biggest sporting events and this deal marks a continuation of that,” said Marc Caeymaex, SVP EMEA at EVS. “HD Resources spend a lot of time identifying the technology that will best service their clients and we’re delighted that EVS is part of such a significant upgrade.”

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