Grass Valley, CA (January 8, 2004)–NVISION has announced the first deliveries of the new innovative NV7256-Plus Digital Audio and NV8256-Plus Digital Video Large-Format Routing Systems, including a large system at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in Salt Lake City, UT. The Church is replacing a large routing system in its Conference Center with an array that includes an NVISION NV8256-Plus Digital Video Router, an NV7256-Plus Digital Audio Router, an NV5128 Multiformat Router, a NV3128 Machine Control Router and an NV9000 Control System.
According to Sean McFarland, senior broadcast engineer at the Conference Center, “The facility opened in April of 2000 and was built originally as a multi-room HD/SD environment. Since HD was so new at that time, the elegant solutions available today to integrate multiformat facilities simply did not exist. These new NVISION routers will provide great tools by simplifying the functions of a very large and complex production and broadcast facility.”
The Conference Center accommodates 21,000 audience members in a 130-degree semicircle, and serves as the production hub of the Church’s international broadcast network. It includes a Master Control that supplies programming via satellite to approximately 90 percent of the populated earth. The Church also supplies HiDef programming to KSL-TV, the local NBC affiliate, as well as KBYU-TV, a local PBS station, in addition to handling the highly popular Music and the Spoken Word program every Sunday morning with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
NVISION supplied two frames of NV8256-Plus Digital Video Router (including 48×96 analog and 32×32 HiDef video), two frames of NV7256-Plus Digital Audio Router (capable of 1024×1024 mono channels), a large timecode router and a 128-port data router. NVISION also supplied the necessary sample-rate converters for complete digital audio integration throughout the facility.