SuperSport deploys L-S-B VSM for control in HD truck
As part of an ongoing renewal effort South African sports broadcaster SuperSport recently specified the creation of a new HD-capable OB van. For the overall control system the company selected VSM to be implemented during the construction process of OB 1.
The truck can handle up to 24 cams, five QBall cams and two sprint cameras.
VSM works as the main routing and tally system with additional control over Axon cards and embedded output cards of the Snell Sirius router (576×576).
Working on two redundant servers VSM makes use of 25 VSM hardware panels providing a virtualisation of signals to make operation as simple as possible. The goal of the implementation of VSM is to reduce set-up time and to make production workflows more flexible.
The van is mainly used for sport events and its first production was a rugby match in May 2014.