EVS live production servers for Sweden's HD Resources

HD Resources, Sweden
Neal Romanek
April 20th 2016 at 9:35AM : By Neal Romanek

The new EVS XT3 live production servers will be used in the coverage of a "major sporting event" this summer

In a deal struck at the 2016 NAB Show, Swedish broadcast facilities company, HD Resources, has confirmed they have ordered XT3 live production servers in the new ChannelMAX configuration from EVS.

HD Resources (HDR) works across many different types of programming including live sports, studio shows and entertainment recordings. HDR will take delivery of the new XT3 ChannelMAX servers in time to deliver multilateral production services for a "major sporting event this summer" - we can only assume the Rio Summer Olympic Games. The new XT3 servers with ChannelMAX will also see action on football, horse racing, speedway, entertainment and multiple studio productions in Sweden.

The deal includes upgrades of HDR's XT servers to the new XT3 ChannelMAX configuration, which will allow a doubling of the channel density of the company's live production servers. ChannelMAX-enabled systems also will allow continued expansion through Multicam engine software updates.

The servers include EVS's Multicam LSM software and the new Dual LSM modes as well as LSM Connect. Dual LSM mode allows two operators to work on the same server simultaneously with their own personal settings using the dual multiviewer output provided by a single XT3 ChannelMAX.

HDR will also upgrade its current XFile2 to the new XFile3 archive and transfer tool. This is designed to take care of the IP file based workflows in today’s live production requirements. From a single workstation, XFile3 allows users to easily handle multicamera ISO streaming, find and restore archived content and automatically back up to disk or shared storage based on LSM Connect metadata rules. The delivered system be integrated to operate alongside HD Resources’ existing EVS IPDirector production asset management solution that’s used in-house for advanced studio recordings. They will also be used on Swedish Football as an archive ingest solution that consists of an EVS XS3 12ch server.

“With this investment we will be able to develop the productions for our clients” said Per De Navarro, technical director, HD Resources. so the upgrades we’re announcing here at NAB will be invaluable for us and our customers.”

“EVS equipment travels around the globe and is used at the world’s biggest sporting events and this deal marks a continuation of that,” said Marc Caeymaex, svp EMEA at EVS. “HD Resources spend a lot of time identifying the technology that will best service their clients and we’re delighted that EVS is part of such a significant upgrade.”