NVISION Supplies Router Systems for Sweetwater’s Cobalt

When designing its newest 53-foot double-expando HD video production
truck Cobalt, Sweetwater Digital Productions chose NVISION’s NV8288 Digital
Video Router, NV9000 Router Control and Panels, and Synapse signal processing
equipment. Sweetwater, located in
Nuys, California is a provider of mobile production services for the entertainment
industry. Sweetwater’s Cobalt production truck recently had its debut at
the “Independent Spirit Awards” broadcast live in March from
Santa Monica, CA.
Cobalt will also be used for “Last Comic Standing” and the upcoming live “43rd
Annual Academy of Country Music Awards,” both in
Las Vegas.

Mark Hale, Chief Engineer at Sweetwater, states, “After
considering different vendors’ products, Sweetwater chose NVISION routers and
Synapse equipment as the primary conversion and processing solution for Cobalt.
Several factors were considered in the evaluation process including a tight
transmission path, functionality, signal quality, and space efficiency. With
only 53 feet available, we had to maximize the use of our space. The NV8288 is
only 12 inches deep for a 576 x 576 router, and with the Synapse modules, we
were able to save a full rack of space in the Cobalt design compared to other

Hale adds, “With Cobalt being a mobile production facility,
it’s critical that we provide a system solution for our clients comparable to
the most advanced fixed production facilities on the market today. With
NVISION, we have a high-quality, seamless and tight operation, with room to
expand and add more capability as we need it.”

Stephen Sharp, Engineer at Sweetwater comments, “NVISION has
the most robust systems at the right price. Early on, they listened to our
technical needs and helped configure the right solution, tweaks included.
And the NVISION service and support team is extraordinary – if you need them,
they’re on hand with the immediate and right solution.”

Mark Hale and Stephen Sharp along with other Sweetwater
staff Engineers collaborated with NVISION on the design of Sweetwater Digital
Production’s new 53-foot double-expando HD video production truck,
Cobalt. Sweetwater’s customer focus is the entertainment industry.

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