Santa Monica, CA (May 7, 2004)–When Outpost Digital underwent a major upgrade of its Santa Monica post production facility, the company made sure that a complement of Network Electronics’ VikinX routers was on its “must have” list. The new routers, integrated into Outpost’s existing VikinX system, went on-line in late March 2004.
Outpost Digital’s upgrade included a build-out of the entire West Coast location. Editing facilities were doubled to include two additional Final Cut Pro Suites and additional Avid and Pro Tools rooms. The new Network Electronics’ units, comprised of 32×32 digital and 32×32 analog video routers bring the number of VikinX routers in the California location to nine. The units are being used to provide connectivity between the facility’s centralized machine room to all the editing suites. The order also included a data router for deck control and equalized distribution amplifiers.
Operating on a 24/7 basis, Outpost Digital requires robust and rugged equipment. “We originally went with Network because the equipment is a great value,” said Evan Schechtman, Outpost Digital’s founder and CEO.
“The routers have proven to be extremely reliable. We have had absolutely no problems at all. We wouldn’t want any others. I’m a confirmed fan,” added chief engineer Joe Faissal
Both Outpost Digital’s York and Santa Monica facilities use Network Electronics’ routers exclusively. The router upgrade was configured, and processed by GMA LLC, a Network Electronics distribution partner in Los Angeles.
According to Arnie Toshner, partner for GMA LLC, “The VikinX routers were the clear choice. We are seeing numerous companies upgrade and expand to larger VikinX systems because of their reliable construction and support for numerous signal formats. VikinX exceeded all of our clients’ expectations.”
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