April 9, 2015

Showcased at Sony booth C11001, Touring Video to run entire 4K live workflow featuring new Sony UHD TV products and supported by Imagine Communications 3G infrastructure

Imagine Communications, a global leader in video infrastructure, advertising solutions and workflow management solutions, and Touring Video, a leading mobile production company for the entertainment industry, today announced that they will be showcasing UHDTV-1 production at NAB 2015 in Sony Booth C11001. Powered by Imagine Communications’ cutting edge portfolio of large scale routers, multiviewers and signal processing, the demonstration of an entire 4K workflow with 1080p60 resolution will be shown in Touring Video’s TV4 53’ production trailer. The trailer also includes Imagine Communications’ new Selenio MCP Up and Down converters for 4K.

“Imagine Communications has been a reliable strategic partner for our business for the last decade, equipping our production trailers and flypacks with advanced technologies that ensure a seamless and high-quality remote broadcast, while offering on-the-ground support that is second to none,” said Doug Armstrong, president and founder, Touring Video. “Having a 3G backbone on our TV4 truck made it much easier and more cost effective to transition to UHD using existing infrastructure. This is not a proof of concept—it is a fully functional solution that is able to roll off the show floor and produce an 10+-camera UHD show today.”

A key enabler in the TV4 trailer is the recently deployed Platinum™ IP3 router, which integrates mixed-format video and audio routing, multiviewer functionality, mux/demux, frame sync and advanced I/O options such as MADI and fiber — all within a single, space-saving frame. This 3G router provides the quad linking and scalability necessary to make UHD possible today. The Selenio™ Media Convergence Platform offers advanced multichannel, multi-format modules for video and audio processing, compression and multiplexing – including Imagine Communications’ industry-leading SEL-1UHD-U and SEL-1UHD-D up and down converters for 4K.  Other solutions deployed in the TV4 production truck include low-latency Platinum SX Pro Multiviewers, QVM6800+T quad multiviewer plug-in cards and Selenio™ X50 intelligent frame synchronizer/ converters, all coordinated through a Magellan™ router control panel. TV4 also features Sony’s new ICP X7000 switcher control panel, UHD-4K cameras, monitors and 4K server solutions.

“Touring Video is well recognized by the Hollywood community for best-in-class production, and we have been thrilled to support this innovative company by enabling remote technology breakthroughs,” said Steve Reynolds, chief technology officer, Imagine Communications. “Touring Video has combined the Imagine Communications networking products to deliver what is basically an optical and long-distance extension of the truck’s I/O, while future-proofing the environment for 4K. The TV4 I/O supports an extensive onboard fiber infrastructure that includes direct connectivity to the IP3 router from single-mode fiber with built-in connectivity to copper. This forward-thinking approach eliminates the need to use third-party throwdown converters between fiber devices and traditional truck I/O’s, which is prevalent in mobile production.”

To see the Touring Video mobile truck demonstration, visit Sony’s booth C11001. For additional information on Imagine Communications’ end-to-end video infrastructure, advertising systems and workflow management solutions, stop by booth N2702 or visit www.imaginecommunications.com.


About Touring Video
Touring Video is a leading mobile production company servicing the west coast entertainment community specifically designed for network game shows, award shows, concerts and corporate events. Combining highly flexible, UHD, 3D, 1080p60-capable remote production trucks, projection systems and flypacks with talented experts, Touring Video delivers seamless, high quality productions. For more information, visit www.touringvideo.com.

About Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications empowers the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation. Broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on our optimized, futureproof, multiscreen video and revenue enablement solutions every day to support their mission-critical operations. Today, nearly half of the world’s video channels traverse our products, and our software solutions drive close to a third of global ad revenue. Through continuous innovation, we are delivering the most advanced IP, cloud-enabled, software-defined network and workflow solutions in the industry. Visit www.imaginecommunications.com for more information, and follow us on Twitter @imagine_comms.

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Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is President of Imagine Communications, a global leader in multiscreen video and ad management solutions that broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on to support their mission-critical operations.

Steve brings 25 years of technology leadership in the video industry to Imagine Communications. He has served as the CTO at Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology at Comcast, Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, and CTO at Intellocity USA.

Steve earned a MS in Computer Engineering from Widener University and BS in Computer Science from West Chester University. As the Chairman of the AIMS Alliance and a member of SMPTE and SCTE, he has participated in numerous standards-making bodies in the cable and digital video industries. Steve also holds over 40 patents relating to digital video, content security, interactive television and digital devices.