Wellen+Nöthen buys GV LDX for rental market

German SI and rental house Wellen+Nöthen has purchased six LDX Flex cameras with accessories and six XCU eXchangeable Control Unit (XCU) base stations from Grass Valley. The deal marks the first time Grass Valley LDX cameras will be available in the rental market in Germany.

“Today we are one of the leading systems architects and service providers of broadcasting and media equipment for a wide range of international sporting events, including motorsports, the Winter/Summer Games, soccer tournaments, track and field as well as various leagues in European soccer and tennis,” said Peter Nöthen, managing director of Wellen+Nöthen.

“Wherever there is a demand for professional live production technologies, we support the producers and broadcasters with our know-how, services and technical equipment. Grass Valley has been a reliable partner for many years, and our investment in the latest generation of LDX and XCU systems for our rental pool further underscores the significance of this partnership.”

Grass Valley’s LDX Flex studio camera system is the entry-level offering in its line of software upgradable LDX cameras that also includes the LDX Premiére, LDX Elite and LDX WorldCam. The LDX Flex camera system is software upgradable through Grass Valley’s GV-eLicense program, which allows customers to trade off between CapEx and OpEx expenditures.

The XCU base stations give Wellen+Nöthen full 3G transmission connectivity for both triax and fiber. The cradles of the XCU are pre-mounted and pre-wired in the rack, making a secure mechanical and electrical connection. They can easily slide in and out whenever needed and are transferrable between OB vans and studios.

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