MESH Broadcast Services Outfits New Truck With Host of Grass Valley Gear

Upstart mobile production company MESH Broadcast Services has built its new TV truck, Eclipse, around a Grass Valley routing and switching core with the Karrera K-Frame Video Production Center, Densité 3 Frame, Kaleido-Modular-X Multiviewer, NVISION 8140 Hybrid Router and NV9000 Control System.

“As a new company, we’re working to establish ourselves and Eclipse in the mobile production industry. The Grass Valley name alone instantly tells customers that they’re going to have a high-quality experience with our truck,” says Scott McPhee, partner, MESH Broadcast Services. “In working with them, we’ve found that Grass Valley is the industry standard for a reason. Not only are their solutions effective, easy to use and totally integrated, but the Grass Valley support team is always available to us online or by phone.”

The full range of Grass Valley solutions is flexible and scalable so it works for MESH Broadcast Services now, and will continue to work as the company grows. The Karrera K-Frame S-series offers multiformat support including 1080p, 4K UHD and a full range of features in a compact 6 RU video frame, with up to 6 M/Es, 80 inputs and 48 outputs for efficient processing in fast-paced live event productions.

Similarly, the 3 RU Densité 3 Frame can simultaneously process 3G/HD/SD and analog video, as well as AES and analog audio. For safe use in small areas packed with equipment, Densité’s front-opening frame features dual hot-swappable power supplies and fans, front panel multicolor LEDs to provide status reporting, and a controller card allowing card adjustments from the front panel.

The Kaleido-Modular-X is a flexible and scalable 4K- and IP-ready multiviewer that plugs into the Densité 3 Frame to provide a wide range of input/output configurations.

The NVISION 8140 offers the advanced features of an enterprise class router, such as redundant power supplies, control cards and crosspoints, in a single 8 RU chassis that is ideal for the space constraints of mobile production and smaller studios. The NV9000 router control system features a range of highly adapted panels for superior control and adaptability for different workflows, including informative and easy to use LCD panels, multi-destination panels, multimode button per source panels, destination/source (XY) panels, and the powerful RCP-200 smart panel.

“There are a lot of considerations when it comes to mobile production. There is limited space, specific requirements for cooling, and the quality of the production and broadcasting itself,” says Kyle Luther, vice president sales, West Coast and Canada, Grass Valley. “MESH Broadcast’s system of Grass Valley solutions is streamlined and efficient, allowing broadcasters to easily produce high-quality content with Eclipse. We’re excited to play a role in helping them better serve their customers.”

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