Copenhagen, Denmark (September 13, 2010)–German company Steiwer TV is installing a DK-Technologies PT0710M waveform monitor in its new High-Definition SNG vehicle.
Established in 2003, Steiwer TV offers SNG services to some of Germany’s largest broadcasters including NDR Hamburg, WDR, ARD, ZDF, N24 and EBU. Its primary focus is local television programming, but it has also undertaken sports broadcast projects, including the 2004 Olympics in Athens and Champions League football for Sat1.
Steiwer TV founder Hermann Steiwer says, “We have one SD SNG vehicle, which has been working all over Europe since the company’s inception. Due to increased demand from customers, we are now expanding our fleet to incorporate a second HD vehicle. This will primarily be used for live television and news reports, and as an uplink to larger Outside Broadcast vehicles.”
The new SNG, which will be ready for use in October, has a Mercedes Sprinter chassis and is being equipped with three cameras, a video server, an Apple Final Cut editing system and a redundant transmission line.
“We decided to invest in a DK-Technologies PT0710M waveform monitor because it offers an all-in-one solution for multichannel audio and SD/HD video,” says Joern Steiwer, son of Hermann Steiwer, who recently joined the company from ZDF. “We were also looking for a tool that could grow with us, and the upgradable nature of the PT0710M fits this brief perfectly. Over time, we can add to the system to incorporate Dolby E, more measurement tools and many other functions that we might need in the future.”
“This unit will have a big role to play on board our new vehicle as it will be the measurement system for all our incoming and outgoing audio and video signals,” Joern Steiwer adds.