November 21, 2008 - Redmond, Washington, USA – Avitech International Corporation, an industry leader in multi-image display processors announced today that Greece’s public broadcaster ERT S.A. (Hellenic Radio & Television) is installing over 50 high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) multiviewer modules to visually monitor a variety of studio, master control, satellite, and DTT signal feeds. The new Avitech multiviewer system, supplied by KEM Electronics S.A., Avitech’s Greek representative, will allow ERT to upgrade their existing infrastructure to HD.
ERT, which operates a number of television and radio channels in Greece, was faced with the challenge of managing the visual monitoring of a number of SD and HD video signals throughout their facilities. With the news system, ERT will utilize the Avitech HD multviewers for their Digital Terrestrial channels (Sport+, Prisma+, Cine+) Master Control and Studio Control areas as well as the Satellite Feeds area of the station. The Avitech SD Multiviewers will be used in the main ERT Analogue Terrestrial channel (NET) Master Control area.
Due to Avitech’s modular and no single point of failure architecture, any module or display failure of the Digital Master Control Monitor Wall can be addressed by the push of a button thus providing an unrivalled level of resilience. A seamless interface to the Pro-Bel routing switchers feeding the Avitech Multiviewers, allows the display of a combination of static and dynamic source labels for the Multiviewer Window’s UMDs.
Each Avitech MCC-8004U Multiviewer module handles up to 4 auto-detect HD-SDI, SD-SDI / composite video inputs, and provide a high quality output resolution up to 1920 x 1200. Cascading modules allow the display of the desired number of sources per monitor. The Avitech systems are designed to work efficiently in production and playout environments, offering key features such as; accepting HD-SDI, SD-SDI and analog video sources with auto-detect capability, embedded audio monitoring, parallel and serial tally, exceptionally low power consumption, as well as on-screen alarm indicators for video and audio status, all while maintaining the correct aspect ratio whether it be 4:3 or 16:9.
"Avitech has met all specifications and provided the best price/performance solution in the tender issued by ERT,” commented Mr. Michalitsis, Director of Technical Development.
“As European broadcasters continue to upgrade their facilities to HD, they are increasingly moving toward multi-image display processing solutions for the visual monitoring of signals,” stated Michel Rudelle, EMEA Regional Manager for Avitech. “We are honored to be working with ERT and helping them achieve greater flexibility and efficiency.”
About Avitech International
Avitech is an industry leader and technology provider of multi-source video display processors. Avitech offers the most extensive and flexible multi-source virtual monitor walls and presentation modules, enabling operations of any size to truly achieve media monitoring and presentation. With the focus on raising the visual standard with Quality, Scalability and Redundancy, Avitech provides solutions for the Broadcast, Security & Surveillance, and Professional AV Markets.
For more information about Avitech’s products & services please visit: www.avitechvideo.com. For sales, please contact: (877) AVITECH (284-8324), or firstname.lastname@example.org
About ERT (written EPT in Greek)
ERT S.A. is a public company that provides radio and television services that contribute towards informing, educating, and entertaining Greeks in Greece, as well as overseas. ERT’s mission is the development of public broadcasting and television by producing quality and prestigious program that promote unbiased and complete information, freedom of speech, and entertainment while safeguarding the Greek history and language, developing the Greek and international culture, and combating xenophobia and racism. Furthermore, ERT plays an important role in the cultural affairs of Greece, with a variety of activities, such as running the Archive Museum and the Musical Ensembles, issuing publications, and supporting Greek cinematography.
For more information on ERT please visit: http://www.ert.gr/en/
About KEM Electronics S.A.
KEM Electronics is a pioneer company in broadcast and professional audio, video equipment, and supports the Greek market area with services since 1983, offering priority custom service. It operates as importer, exporter, distributor and wholesaler. KEM is among the most successful companies in the Greek pro audio - video market, with an aim to assist the professionals finding solutions that satisfy their needs, aiming always towards the best possible price / quality ratio. Having fully understood the market's needs for technical support, KEM has organized a fully equipped service department, manned with experienced technicians that can cover any needs for sound and vision equipment.
For more information on KEM Electronics S.A. please visit: http://www.kemelectronics.gr/