Lumiere TV upgrades broadcast facility with Quartz

As part of its efforts to digitise its broadcast operations, Lumiere TV (LTV) deploys a three-channel QMC master control system and a new Xenon router from Quartz.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  December 10, 2004

As part of its efforts to digitise its broadcast operations, Cypriot pay-TV broadcaster, Lumiere TV (LTV), will deploy a three-channel QMC master control system and a new Xenon router from Quartz. Scheduled to be fully operational in Q1 2005, the broadcast complex will employ a number of features from the QMC range for multi-channel play-out, including logos, additional key layers and high powered DVE modules for dynamic visual effects. Upstream routing will be handled by the new signal processing Xenon router, fully populated in SDI as 128x128. “We need to upgrade our broadcast facility to digital and prepare to handle multiple broadcast channels and streamline our operations,” says Evagoras Constantinides, technical director, LTV. “Using Quartz solutions will help us to increase the efficiency of our operation.” Lumiere chose the QMC FS control panel for its master control operators. The FS panel combines a traditional layout including fader arm, with advanced LCD button technology and advanced user operations. A number of remote XY panels are used for control of router destinations. The Quartz system will access a pool of equipment for two production studios, vision and audio control galleries, continuity suites, master control, central apparatus room, linear and non-linear editing suites, dubbing studios, graphics suites and media libraries. Lumiere’s 3,000-square metre building complex also houses a satellite teleport, a wide range of TVRO terminals and a 140 Mbps bi-directional international fibre connection via the local telecom operator. The systems will be supplied and integrated by Telmaco S.A. Greece, Quartz’ distributor in Greece and Cyprus.

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