Sky Sports News HD selected a system from Hi Tech using the DeviceMaster to solve a recent problem.
When Sky Sports News HD moved to their new studio facility, they had production staff located in the newsroom but needed to control six VTRs in a different building.
Hi Tech was asked to provide a system to allow this to happen.
Each journalist has a Hi Tech asigN control panel which is linked across the stations LAN to an AViTA, Hi Tech’s real time video server production control system for recording, searching and playing media.
This is in the equipment room interfacing to the VTRs via RS-422 VDCP using a DeviceMaster RTS serial to ethernet unit.
The AViTA also links to a video router via an on board serial connection.
Each journalist controls the VTRs they have access to, selecting the appropriate clip to add to the playout. The router switches the VTRs video that they journalist panel selects, giving them complete control.
Each asigN unit provides the usual jog, shuttle, cue and play functions.
When finished with the VTR, the journalist releases it for others to use.
The DeviceMaster RTS is a key component in the overall setup, allowing for completely seamless access to the VTR units and the video servers.
The low latency of the DeviceMaster-RTS used provided no discernable difference between the LAN connected and direct connected asigN/AVITA/VTR links.
Sky Sports News journalists require quick and simple access to over 20 years of archive footage on tape. This system has allowed us to achieve this efficiently and reliably
DeviceMaster RTS Serial to Ethernet device servers can be configured for RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 on each port, making them the trusted solution for thousands of applications worldwide.
Available in 1 port to 32 port units, with DIN rail, and rack mount options available.