Known locally as 13-News, WVEC-TV (Norfolk, Virginia) has taken delivery of Harrison’s new third-generation TVDSL digital broadcast console. The console shipped immediately following factory acceptance testing by WVEC engineers. The TVDSL uses Harrison’s IKIS™ computer platform to deliver features in demand by high profile, news-intensive programmers.
“Today, news producers want to exploit every aspect of a developing story.” Tom Semmes, Harrison’s broadcast sales manager explains, “There can be many related live feeds from satellite and microwave sources in a single story. Many of the details come together only seconds before airing. There’s a growing requirement that these supporting feeds be able to communicate with each other and the producer in an undistracted way, right up to countdown. The TVDSL’s Satellite Management System makes this a breeze by placing them in a chat room environment. We view today’s broadcast console as a communications hub.”
WVEC’s Ultimate Broadcast Console is fit with 96 full-featured digital channels in a DSP frame that can support up to 256 channels, 24 mix minus buses, a digital router capable of 2,240 sources and destinations and built-in LCD video displays that eliminate the need for a separate video monitor wall. Also featured are 24 of Harrison’s transformer-coupled, high-performance microphone preamps with three inputs each. Conversion includes 112 AES inputs-outputs and 56 24-bit analog inputs/outputs. All DSP processing is 40-bit floating point throughout, including the connecting architecture. Dual IKIS™ computer platforms operate in mirror image providing 100 percent redundancy with zero reboot time. Full DSP reboot is less than 4 seconds.
For more information, please go to the Harrison Website at www.glw.com