TF1 Commits to Apantac Multiviewers
Apantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, matrices, extenders, and signal processing solutions announced today that French TV Broadcaster, TF1, purchased its TAHOMA Multiviewers for its main facility in Paris.
The pre sales and sales support was managed by long-time Apantac partner, Magic Hour.
The purchase includes a TAHOMA DE-16 “Universal” Multiviewer, a DL-4+12 “Hybrid” Multiviewer, and a Cynergy license, Apantac’s light Client Server Virtual KVM switch application.
The TAHOMA DE Series of “Universal” Multiviewers support 4-16 HDMI, DVI, VGA, YPbPr, PAL/NTSC inputs and optional 3G/HD/SD SDI inputs. The TAHOMA DL Series of “Hybrid” Multiviewers accepts a mix of Multimedia HDMI, DVI, VGA, YPbPr and Broadcast 3G/HD/SD SDI, PAL/NTSC inputs. HDCP protected HDMI signals are supported.
The Apantac multiviewers feed a 3x2 display wall with six large high resolution LCD monitors. The Multiviewers are installed in TF1’s “cockpit” control room, a centrally location whereby the technical team can monitor signals and equipment throughout the main TF1 facility including: SDI outputs from Multiviewers used in studios, continuity, for off-air monitoring, VGA signals from the SNMP manager with a real time logs of alarms and equipment status view, DVI signals from the playlist computer, VGA and DVI signals from various computers managing glueware, matrices, or displaying a transmitters’ status map, real time audience as well as a rasterizer output.
“One of the key purchasing decision factors for us to partner with Apantac was the fact that its TAHOMA Multiviewers offer us the ability to mix and match broadcast and multimedia / computer inputs on the same displays. We are also very pleased with the excellent display quality of the computer sources,” comments Cyril Bernard, Systems and Studio Support Manager – Systems Division.
Another instrumental feature for TF1 choosing Apantac, was the Cynergy Virtual KVM Switch application. It allows TF1 to simultaneously visualize computer outputs on the monitor wall and control them from a single console. Moving the mouse across the computer virtual output windows allows TF1 to gain immediate control of them.
About TF1 Group
TF1 (NYSE Euronext Paris: FR0000054900 / TFI) is an integrated media group with a range of businesses in high-growth segments. Its corporate mission is to inform and entertain. In freeview television, the Group’s channels are TF1, TMC, NT1, and HD1.
The TF1 Group is also present in TV Breizh (France’s no 1 cable/satellite channel), Ushuaïa TV, Histoire, Stylía and LCI.
The TF1 group’s activities span the entire value chain in the broadcasting industry. TF1 has also created a broad range of merchandising spin-offs from its main channel. Harnessing the growth of the Internet and new technologies, TF1 produces, develops and publishes new interactive content and services for the Web, smartphones, tablet computers and connected TV. For more information please visit www.groupe-tf1.fr.