Reading, UK (March 22, 2006)–Pro-Bel announced that WTVR-TV, a CBS affiliate in Richmond, VA, has installed Pro-Bel router technology as part of a major facility upgrade.
As the oldest station in the South, WTVR-TV Channel 6 was eager to enhance its workflow efficiency and bring the facility up-to-date. WTVR began its upgrade process by purchasing and installing a Pro-Bel Sirius 128 x 128 video router and a Freeway 128 x 128 audio router. Both offer analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion within the router, providing seamless integration between the two formats.
In addition, WTVR has purchased and installed the Procion workflow toolset. This provides enhanced remote, PC-based router control as well as the ability to manage a wide range of technologies in the broadcast chain. It can also be operated via a web browser to provide further platform independence.
“By purchasing the Pro-Bel technology we are able to operate more efficiently,” said Don Cox, director of engineering and operations at WTVR. “We can do things we couldn’t do before, for example taking an analog source and going digital or taking a digital source and going analog. We can also route signals to places we weren’t able to before, giving us far greater operational efficiency.”
Roger Katchen, chief engineer at WTVR added, “One of the fantastic features of the Pro-Bel technology is the company’s Procion software for router control, particularly the fact that it can run on any desktop PC or even remotely over the internet.”