Broadcast Solutions ME and Ross Video provide video technology to the new Sharjah Grand Mosque
The new Sharjah Grand Mosque, which is the United Arab Emirates’ second-largest and has the capacity to accommodate over 25,000 worshippers, has been prepared for the coverage of its events by Broadcast Solutions ME. The company, in collaboration with Ross Video, has delivered a broadcast system ready to support the mosque’s calendar of Islamic events that includes several cameras and a control room.
Ross Video offered a white version of its PIVOTCam compact camera (12 of which are used around the mosque) and added the full broadcast equipment to the mosque. tools. To not spoil the artistic impression of the mosque’s interior, Broadcast Solutions built a camera mount to ensure the cameras could be fixed discreetly around the prayer hall and building without standing out. The control room, located in the building’s first floor, is used to manage the cameras and to edit, store and air the content created.
Broadcast Solutions ME implemented a 36-input Ross Carbonite production switcher. Further Ross Video equipment in the signal chain is a pair of large Carbonite multiviewers, while SHC-9642 SDI to HDMI converters from Ross feed into Blackmagic Design SmartView4Ks used for audio monitoring. At the core of the system, a Ross ULTRIX-FR1 32×32 router handles signal management. To add further video signals to the programme Broadcast Solutions ME also deployed four Grass Valley camera control units in the control room desk to be connected to cameras using the connection panels in the hall.
To assist communication between teams, Broadcast Solutions installed an RTS Odin16-port intercom system. Further audio equipment taking care of all audio signals in the system is a Yamaha DM1000VCM 48-channel digital mixer fitted with an MY16-MD64 Madi I/O card to provide the audio mix for the broadcast feeds.