Bexel Hits the Court With 3ality Digital at the Nab Show

Just past the exhibits and educational sessions, Bexel, in conjunction with 3ality Digital and NAB, is hosting an outdoor, 3D half-court basketball showcase — offering attendees a first-of-its-kind 3D demonstration at the NAB Show. In addition to providing a full engineering crew, Bexel (Booth C6833), a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division, is on-site with its state-of-the-art Hercules HD Flypack and Eagle Announcer System.

Featuring six 3ality Digital acquisition systems, the Hercules HD Flypack, and the Eagle Announcer System, the basketball court, which is located between Central and South Hall, replicates a professional sports-broadcast setup. Each day during exhibit hours, special appearances and events are taking place on the court to offer broadcasters, producers, and other show attendees a close look at the tools and technology needed for 3D production.

“Each year, 3D is a major topic of discussion at NAB, and this year is no different,” says Craig Schiller, vice president and general manager of Bexel. “We look forward to showing clients and prospective clients alike just how far this evolving technology has come. Thanks to partnerships with technology leaders like 3ality Digital, we are able to create systems that provide efficient solutions for clients using the newest premium gear and technology.”

Designed as a solution for remote and space-constrained venues, the Hercules Flypack is scalable and can be customized to suit client needs. The Hercules Flypack includes a Sony 8000G 80-input, fully optioned switcher; a Calrec Artemis mixing console; 96-input LCD production monitor wall using Evertz MVP multi-image display processors; Pesa Cheetah multiformat video router and DRS audio router; multiple EVS LSM XT[2] six-channel HD DDRs; and Sony SRW-5800 HDCam SR VTRs. Flexible and rugged, Hercules has made appearances at the Olympics, Oscars, US Open tennis tournament, PGA Tour, and Champions Skins golf tournament and can be shipped anywhere in the world.

Bexel’s new Eagle Announcer System helps reduce space requirements while attaining superior on-air audio performance. While other integrated announcer products contain the circuitry and processing hardware in the desktop unit directly in front of the announcer, the Eagle Announcer System maximizes performance in both physical format and audio performance by splitting the functionality into three compact parts.

Please visit booth C6833 during the show or for more information.

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