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Pro-Bel Sirius Gold Chosen For tpc HD OB Truck

Sirius Gold router and Aurora control system used in brand new, 24-camera HD OB truck (September 09, 2005)

Pro-Bel, the premier manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing, master control, automation and workflow technologies, has announced that tv productioncenter zürich (tpc), Switzerlands largest TV production company and a member of the SRG SSR idée suisse (Swiss Broadcasting Corporation), is using a Sirius Gold router along with an Aurora control system in its brand new, 24-camera HD OB truck.

As prime contractor for the project managing the design and installation Sony Professional Services is demonstrating the vehicle at IBC2005. It will be parked outside the Sony stand 9.410 in Hall 9.

Sony has worked in conjunction with Zurich-based tpc regarding equipment selection. The 512 x 512 Sirius Gold router equipped 128 x 256 SD and 192 x 160 HD was chosen because of its combination of technical ability and size. The first major event where the OB unit will be used is the 2006 Winter Olympics, taking place in Torino, Italy. It will cover the Mens Downhill, Downhill combined and Super-G-events. After the Winter Olympics, the truck will be used to cover a range of sporting events as well as cultural productions across Europe.

?Sirius Gold was developed by Pro-Bel to allow companies looking for larger routers to take advantage of Sirius widely recognised technical capabilities. We believe that we have achieved a major engineering feat and we are pleased that a Sirius Gold has been chosen for such a major project, explains Pro-Bels Chief Technology Officer Neil Maycock.

About Sony Professional Services
Sony Professional Services, a division of Sony Europe, delivers end-to-end audio-visual and IT solutions to the broadcast, healthcare, retail, large venues and transport industries. Building on over 25 years in broadcast systems integration, the Sony Professional Services team offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of experience in designing, installing and supporting open workflow systems that solve todays business challenges and seize tomorrows opportunities.

About Pro-Bel:
Introducing its first router in 1977, Pro-Bel products have gone on to become integral to broadcast operations worldwide. Providing total expertise in integrated, scalable on-air solutions, all designed to protect the investment of the customer, Pro-Bel products are developed to take the broadcaster well into the digital future.

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