Abu Dhabi HD OB van to feature EVS gear

Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC), the
premier provider of broadcast services in the city of Abu Dhabi, has
entrusted EVS with equipping their first High Definition Outside
Broadcast Van, as well as with their first fully tapeless HD studio
workflow.

“EVS
has a reputation around the world for reliability and easy integration
with other third-party tools,” said Abdul Hadi Al Sheikh, Chief
Technology Officer of ADMC. “We wanted everything in our new studio and
OB Van to be cutting edge in terms of technology, but proven in terms
of reliability. We knew EVS could provide both.”

EVS is no
stranger to the OB market, with the XT[2] production server leading as
the industry-standard server for outside broadcast vans around the
world. ADMC acquired eight 6-channel HD XT[2]s for the van for ingest
and Super Motion capabilities, with an XFile[2] external hard drive
disk for removable storage. The IP Director media management system
gives users the ability to control the XT[2] easily, allowing for
ingest, storage, logging, archiving, and easy interaction with
third-party tools, including NLEs and post production equipment.

“The
XT[2] can be found in every OB van at every event,” said Samer Younes,
Head of Engineering for ADMC. “The fact that it integrates so easily
with other equipment makes it extremely valuable to our entire
production workflow.”

In the studio, a similar
set-up ensures ingest of new material on one 6-channel HD XT[2], with
secure and reliable near-line storage available via the XStore[2]. The
IP Director once again manages all servers on the network, and enables
all users to see all media anywhere on the network, whether it was
ingested from the OB Van or in the studio.

“We
know HD is where broadcasting is headed right now,” said Farid Kabani,
Head of TV Engineering for ADMC. “EVS’ solutions provide us with the
intuitive tools we need right now, but also the assurance that we will
be able to keep up with technology by expanding our workflow without
losing time or quality.”

“HD is quickly
becoming the expectation all over the world, including in the UAE,”
said Bruno Schmetz, Sales Manager of EVS Middle East. “EVS is proud to
provide easy-to-use equipment that makes it possible for broadcasters
to create quality programming in HD.”

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