Japanese Broadcaster Streamlines Control Room Operations with Matrox Extio 3 IP KVMs
Searching for low-bitrate, multi-system control
Seamless operation across multiple control rooms
All of ABC’s broadcast control room equipment is located in the company headquarters in Osaka. Two Extio 3 transmitter devices are installed in a dedicated server room on the fifth floor of the building, and send signals to four different Extio 3 receiver devices in other locations in the building. The master control room is installed on the seventh floor, where operators can seamlessly access and manage equipment in the organization’s sub-control rooms. Also located on the seventh floor, sub-control room “N” is dedicated to news programs, while a separate sub-control room “G” is dedicated to sports programming. On the ninth floor, sub-control room “C” caters to informational programs. Signals that appear across a quad-monitor display in each of the sub-control rooms are sent via ABC’s 1Gbps network at ultra-low bitrates, allowing for smooth operation.