NEP Europe selects EVS technology
NEP Europe has selected EVS’ 4K live production technologies for two new UHD-4K supertrucks. OB facilities will be used to cover Switzerland’s Raiffeisen Super League football and allow pay TV broadcaster Teleclub to deliver an immersive ultra-high definition viewing experience.
NEP’s UHD-41 and UHD-42 will both run four XT4K live production servers to power the creation of Teleclub live 4K replay and highlight content. The servers will provide instant media sharing capabilities between the two trucks, using EVS’ XHub3 high-bandwidth media sharing network with 10 Gigabit connectivity.
They will also run EVS’ XFile3, a 2U chassis hardware and software system that has been optimized for UHD-4K workflows to meet all file-based requirements. This acts as an integrated file-based media gateway and back-up solution enabling live UHD-4K growing files. These are recorded on removable drives or network storage, and also allow file-based media to be imported in to the XT4K servers with UHD up-conversion if needed.
“These two new 4K supertrucks for Switzerland will meet the growing demand from our customers in the region to acquire premium live content in Ultra HD,” explains Paul Henriksen, president of NEP Europe. “It’s important that the technology integrated within them is not only industry standard, but also fast, flexible and reliable. This is why we selected EVS. We already have several hundred EVS systems within our worldwide fleet and NEP is committed to providing the best service and latest technology to our customers.”
Laurent Petit, VP Product at EVS, adds: “NEP has long been a partner of EVS, and is one of the most well-known and trusted facilities providers in the world. We’re delighted that they’ve recognized the business and operational benefits that our latest XT4K live production solutions offer in addition to NEP’s extensive fleet of XT3 ChannelMAX servers. And with the addition of EPSIO Paint 4K and XFile3, NEP can benefit from EVS’ Connected Live ecosystem, giving production teams better and faster access to their live content.”