Italian OB van adds Zandar multiviewers

Zandar Technologies has installed new FusionPro+ and Predator Series MultiViewers in a fully-HD capable mobile outside broadcast unit for SBP in Italy.

The equipment was sold to SBP through Italian distributor Elemaint. SBP is
a leading Italian broadcast services company with offices in Rome, Milan and
Turin. The new HD capable outside broadcast vehicle, based in Rome, is
designed to cope with the demands of some of Europe’s largest and most
prestigious concert and sporting events. It will be fully functional and
ready to broadcast in August, 2006.

Five FusionPro+ Series are installed with enhanced display processing
engines capable of handling resolutions up to 1080p. The FusionPro+ systems
are driving a mix of Clarity Visual Systems high resolution 46 and 40 inch
LCD displays. Each of the FusionPro+ systems are fitted with the ZdH Dual
Head option and can drive two displays simultaneously, with any input being
displayed at any location on either display, or even spanning across them.
The six Predator HD8 systems are configured to drive Sony 17″ monitors.

Sergio Nuvolini Technical Manager for SBP, designed the complete OB system.
“The flexibility of the Zandar systems makes it easy to create and configure
the monitor wall to match the needs of any particular type of event, and it
also takes care of all of the UMD and Tally information.” Zandar competed
aggressively with some of its main MultiViewer competitors to secure this
deal with SBP, and came out on top in assessments on picture quality,
performance and feature-set.

Deirdre Smith, CEO of Zandar Technologies comments, “The savings in both
space and power coupled with the flexibility of such a MultiViewer system
makes it an almost mandatory part of any new HD outside broadcast
installation. We’re very excited to be involved in the latest addition to
the SBP fleet.”

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