T-VIPS has added to its medal tally after providing seamless monitor switching for the EBU during the Winter Olympics, which concluded yesterday evening.
The Norwegian provider of professional video contribution and distribution solutions was chosen by the EBU to provide switching between Whistler, Vancouver International Broadcasting Centre and onward to Brussels, Geneva and Zurich.
The T-VIPS CP541 Seamless Monitoring Switches were managed and controlled by the Eurovision team in Vancouver and Geneva using a T-VIPS Connect Management system.
Puiu Dolea, head of resource Management, Eurovision said a seamless redundancy contribution solution was critical to the business. “Our engineers were really impressed with the T-VIPS solution, not only does it provide truly seamless switching, but it does it with the flexibility and robustness necessary for content watched by millions all over Europe. We’re confident that the CP541 is one of the best seamless switches on the market.”
The CP541 monitors the two incoming Transport Streams for any errors based on TRT101-290 set parameters. In the event of an error in the main backhaul line it switches to the back-up connection.