UK independent broadcast services provider Arena Television has invested in further Optocore converters to streamline transmission between one of its OB trucks and the production gantry during sports event coverage.
Resolved to make the transition to a fibre solution as well incorporate MADI streams and 128 x 128 digital talkback onto the network, the company turned to Optocore reseller HD Pro Audio for assistance. Andy Huffer, Optocore specialist at HD Pro Audio, recommended Arena Television upgrade with X6R-FX 16-channel A-D converters (configured 8 Mic In/8 Line Out) and a pair of X6R-TP (16 Mic In) – along with a DD4MR-FX dual MADI, video and data network enabled device. Simultaneously, this allows access to Optocore’s SANE (Synchronous Audio Networking plus Ethernet) platform.
The new solution has also enabled Arena to configure a 40-in/8-out remote stage box in the gantry, with 8-in /8-out plus MADI feeds to the Calrec production console in the eight-camera HD truck.