FOR-A’s HVS-390HS switcher proving its flexibility
First introduced last year at NAB, current customers of the 1 M/E to 2 M/E switcher include houses of worship, universities, public access television stations, major newsgathering organisations, government agencies and network news stations.
Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, Trinity Church, a historic Episcopal house of worship, recently purchased the HVS-390HS as the centre of its new control room. Trinity Church regularly webcasts worship services, concerts and conferences from its iconic Manhattan church, and estimates that the switcher will be used for 450-500 events throughout the course of a year.
“We found FOR-A’s HVS-390HS 2 M/E switcher to be exactly what we needed,” says William Jarrett, Trinity Church’s director of media, production & operations. “The switcher has an easy-to-understand flow, and the ease of use and layout of the switcher inherently made sense to us. The amount of inputs it offers is ideal for our productions, and there’s an elegance about the unit that we really appreciate.”
News organisation The Washington Post is another recent customer. The D.C.-based company is using the HVS-390HS along with FOR-A’s VTW-330HS character generator for a video wall application.
Meanwhile, broadcasters ranging from local PEG facilities to worldwide broadcast networks are using the HVS-390HS. Wilbraham Public Access, which serves the local Wilbraham, MA area, recently purchased the FOR-A switcher for use in its television facility. New York’s ABC News is also an HVS-390HS customer, utilising the switcher for mobile news production for the national network.