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Hannu Pro commences new JVC GY-HM650 camera sales
   
JVC GY-HM650 
At the beginning of February Hannu Pro began sales of new JVC GY-HM650 camera and now everyone is welcome to contact us by phone +371 67452203 or email sales@hannu-pro.com to arrange the test drive. JVC cameras are well received by television companies and production houses and new GY-HM650 camera is not an exception. It is equipped with innovative wireless transmission solution supporting WiFi and 4G wireless networks and allows content streaming to base station server directly from the location as long as appropriate networks are available. This is especially beneficial in news production, where fast content delivery from the location to production studio is critical. For detailed information about new GY-HM650, please, contact your local Hannu Pro representative.
 
JVC cameras maintain popularity in Baltic States
   
JVC GY-HM600 
After commencing broadcasts in Latvian national public multiplex from January 1, 2014, television of Ogre municipality took a decision to update its technical resources opting for JVC camera solution for programme production. Later, at the beginning of February Hannu Pro supplied to the broadcaster three GY-HM600 cameras. Earlier a number of similar production cameras were supplied to Valmiera municipality television and independent producers. JVC cameras are also in high demand in other two Baltic States - Estonia and Lithuania, where Hannu Pro supplied more than two dozens of GY-HM600 cameras last year.
 
Valmieras TV prepares signals for regional splicing in Latvian DVB-T
   
Vidzemes TV 
To support changes in Latvian DVB-T public network, Valmieras TV - major Latvian regional broadcaster - engaged in the process of broadcast signal formation. At the end of 2013 Hannu Pro supplied to Valmieras TV a solution for signal formation, routing and transmission, based on existing PlayBox channel-in-the box system. Supplied solution allows Latvian public multiplex signal preparation for regional splicing. Splicing ready signal formed in Valmiera is then sent to LVRTC head-end for automated processing and distribution to regional broadcast centres, where regional splicing takes the place accordingly.
 
Hannu Pro supplies broadcast equipment to LVRTC
   
LVRTC 
In compliance with broadcasting reorganization plan, in 2014 substantial changes were made in Latvian DVB-T network. Starting from January 1, provision of the first public multiplex services is committed to Latvian State Radio and TV Centre (LVRTC). Program exposure in public network also has changed significantly. To ensure uninterrupted broadcasting in new conditions, during 2013 LVRTC called several procurement tenders. Hannu Pro actively took part in these tenders and proposed effective solutions for the tasks to be accomplished. Based on tender results Hannu Pro supplied to LVRTC equipment and a patch panel for Spinner DMV DVB-T combiner system; a broadcast standard Apantac Tahoma-LE16 multi-viewer system; two JVC PS-470W monitors; Several Miranda modulars for signal processing and conversion for optical transmission to transmitters; as well as licences for additional audio channels for the first public broadcast network.
 
Lithuanian TEO upgrades for additional interactivity
   
Icareus, TEO 
In 2013 TEO, the leading Lithuanian telecommunications provider, organized procurement for improvement of broadcasting interactivity and consequently opted for the solution proposed by Hannu Pro. Later Hannu Pro supplied to TEO a complete Icareus EPG server system, which handles automated generation of EPG (electronic program guide) information for four broadcast networks (multiplexes) put to TEO service. The solution, which Hannu Pro provided, allows network operator to increase the number of serviceable networks to 6 anytime in future.
 
Dautkom cable TV operator upgrades its studio resources
   
Blackmagic Design switcher for Dautkom 
Dautkom - regional telecommunications and cable TV operator - continued its growth last year and settled for another studio upgrade. For this studio upgrade project Hannu Pro made an offer, which included Balckmagic Design products - the top choice of studio equipment for local broadcasters. The list of supplied products includes: ATEM production system and switcher, a HyperDeck Shuttle video recorder, and DeckLink signal input/output boards, as well as signal conversion equipment. Dautkom is the leading telecommunications and cable television provider in Daugavpils city and area for more than 15 years and continues to be at the forefront of regional broadcasting.
 
Grass Valley launches several new products at IBC and wins CSI award
   
Hannu Pro visits IBC 2013 
During IBC 2013, the international broadcast technology forum, Grass Valley announced several new developments.
 
Most notable of them a new line-up of LDX series cameras - LDX 80 Compact series camera heads offering offers the same feature set, format support and performance and uses the same C2IP camera control system as the LDX range, which offers unparalleled image quality, flexibility and efficiency, but at a lower price.
 
At the forum Grass Valley announced yet another completely new development - CommandCenter software application, designed with advanced functionality to configure, control, monitor, and diagnose a range of broadcast infrastructure devices on-site or remotely.
 
Grass Valley offers many other new development such as: the latest version of GV STRATUS, its widely used nonlinear media production tool, which just won prestigious CSI award, K-Frame software update; new ShareFlex network collaboration functionality for K2 Dyno replay system; EDIUS 7 - new version of popular video editing and production software version; updates for GV Edge platform; extended format support for K2 Summit server systems; and GV Director innovative nonlinear live production system with integrated multiviewer support.
 
»»» read more about the latest Grass Valley developments here
 
Hannu Pro Vilnius provides equipment for TV show and feature film production
   
Paslapciu namai 
This summer to support production of the reality show Paslapciu namai Hannu Pro Vilnius supplied a EUR 20 000 worth Blackmagic Design signal processing, video capturing and output equipment for TV Manija. Supplied equipment was first used at the presentation of the new television show what was shot at Gariunai shopping area and broadcasted live on TV3. Later Hannu Pro Vilnius and ProRent, the leading Lithuanian professional production rental company, agreed on providing Sony CineAlta series PMW-F55 4K Digital Cinema camera fully equipped with all required accessories.
 
Hannu Pro Vilnius supplies 3D production solution for Vilnius school
   
STORM 3G Elite, Panasonic AG-3DA1EJ and BT-3DL2550  
As part of bigger EUR 300 000 valued tender for Vilnius Vocational School of Railway and Business Services Hannu Pro Vilnius provided 3D video production and streaming solution. This includes a Panasonic AG-3DA1EJ twin lens (true 3D) camcorder equipped with Cartoni, Camrade, and SWIT accessories; wireless Beyerdynamic microphones and receivers; a Panasonic BT-3DL2550 3D monitor with dual SDI inputs; a Grass Valley STORM 3G Elite and EDIUS based nonlinear video editing system; a Thecus network area storage system; and a Barix audio over IP solution. Customer opted for EDIUS based non-linear editing solution as EDIUS really shines as most efficient tool for 3D editing thanks to its unique features, which allows capturing, editing and playback of true 3D video. EDIUS 3G Elite allows full monitoring of 3D video when connected to a Panasonic BT-3DL2550 3D via two parallel SDI cables.
 
Tartu University complements its production resources
   
Tartu University mobile production station 
In June complete mobile production solution was delivered to University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy. Supplied production system is built around Panasonic AV-HS410 multiformat HD production switcher and allows handling of up to 12 HD video feeds, and also includes Clearcom HME intercom system and Blackmagic Design HyperDeck studio recorders, all mounted into mobile production rack unit. At the same time Hannu Pro Tallinn delivered Lupolight and Ianiro lighting equipment, which will be installed at customers production facility as soon as construction works are finished.
 
Successful cooperation with Viljandi Culture Academy started earlier in May, when Hannu Pro supplied to University of Tartu two large venue video projection systems based on Barco technologies valued more that EUR 50 000. Hannu Pro proposed full mobile visual solution including two high-end Barco RLM-W8 8000 lumen WUXGA Full HD capable 3-chip DLP projectors. Now, as this project is completed, Viljandi Culture Academy at the University of Tartu also received full range of accessories: four high quality Barco lenses; two flight cases; two Barco piedestals; two AV Stumpfl Monoblox screens, as well as new AV-HS410E production mixer and Blackmagic Design HyperDeck i/o equipment based mobile production station.
 
Hannu Pro Tallinn supplies additional mobile transmission systems to Finnish Nelonen and MTV3
   
AVIWEST wireless transmissinon station 
To assist mobile production Hannu Pro Tallinn supplied several AVIWEST DMNG systems to Nelonen and MTV3 in Finland. Nelonen, the second largest private broadcaster in Finland, upgraded its wireless transmission systems with another AVIWEST DMNG transmitter - most powerful DMNG PRO180. Now the company is able to send 2 simultaneous streams of audiovisual content to its production centre, what significantly improves news and programme production workflow allowing fast news updates directly from location. Nelonen’s receiving server DMNG Studio is prepared for 4 input streams - thus the system is really future proof and ready to accommodate unexpected feeds from abroad. Moreover, AVIWEST is open providing DMNG transmitters rental for their clients all over the world, wherever hot news is happening.
 
Tallinna TV transforms its play-out to an integrated Grass Valley K2 Edge platform
   
New Tallinna TV play-out - Grass Valley K2 Edge  
In spring Tallinna TV - Tallinn city council public broadcasting company - finished their Pubitronic channel-in-a-box system upgrade and now it can broadcast from the new state-of-the-art Grass Valley K2 Edge Elite full-featured integrated play-out platform. Upgrading to a Grass Valley K2 Edge Elite platform with integrated TX/MAM server system provided Tallinna TV a fully controllable play-out workflow. Supplied system also offers many powerful features such as real-time database integration (RTic), channel design using Channel Composer, scheduled recording and many more.
 
Hannu Pro Tallinn supplies Actus monitoring systems to Elion and Levira
   
Actus monitoring and compliance recording solutions 
During the first half of 2013 Hannu Pro Tallinn was busy implementing a number of projects for broadcasters, television companies and educational institutions. At the beginning of the year Hannu Pro Tallinn supplied an advanced Actus compliance recording system to Elion - one of the largest telecommunications provider and the only IPTV operator in Estonia. Supplied system allows compliance recording of 3 TV channels directly via IP input option. In April Levira - Estonian State broadcasting company - opted for the expansion option for its Actus compliance recording system. Levira received another 10 HD licences for channel monitoring and compliance recording totalling the number of monitored channels to more than 20.
 
Hannu Pro succeeds in a number of LVRTC tenders
   
LVRTC 
During the first half of 2013 Hannu Pro successfully took part in several tenders called by Latvian State Radio and Television centre (LVRTC) and won rights to provide services and supply equipment. As agreed Hannu Pro will provide post warranty services and maintenance for Thomson's digital MPEG4 broadcast equipment, maintenance and repair services for microwave network equipment, supply new devices and equipment for microwave network, as well as provide patch panels, coaxial components, and test and measurement equipment for antenna and feeder systems. Recently Hannu Pro also took part in LVRTC's roadmap development for digital broadcasting transition for first Latvian public multiplex. According to legislative acts on January 1st, 2014 LVRTC will take over broadcasting of first public multiplex and will broadcast signals to whole territory of Latvia. In order to foster this transition cutting possible glitches to a minimum Hannu Pro engineers have engaged in consultancy partnership sharing their knowledge base to LVRTC employees.
 
Hannu Pro expands its activities to Caucasus
   
Hannu Pro Caucasus 
In July Hannu Pro established Hannu Pro Caucasus – a new branch to provide system integration services in Caucasus region. The central office of Hannu Pro Caucasus is located in Tbilisi. "Countries of Caucasus are interesting developing area, worth taking a closer look, and we are excited expanding our activities there", says Kalvis Baumanis - Hannu Pro Member of the Board. More than 15 million people live in the region with average GDP comparable to the several European countries. However market specifics of the region require a special approach and that is exactly what Hannu Pro can offer. Hannu Pro has gained great deal of experience in designing and deploying TV, Broadcasting, IPTV/OTT solutions and services. Now we are happy to share our knowledge to help clients in Caucasus region with consulting and system integration.
 
The second round of Hannu Pro manager training has concluded
   
LIAA, ESF, EU supported training 
The second round of Hannu Pro manager training session took place in early July. During training Hannu Pro managers and service engineers extended their knowledge in project management including project cycle structure, risk analysis, project execution and supervision. Training was organized as two-day session. On the first day project managers learned theory and during the second day they put their recently gained knowledge into effect implementing a small test project. At the end of this training session managers analysed the results of the test project implementation and internal collaboration. Training clearly reached the aim and helped project managers to broaden their knowledge in project management. Training was organized in cooperation with the association Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and with the support of European Social Fund (ESF) and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA).
 
Hannu Pro has launched Blackmagic Cinema camera sales
   
Blackmagic Cinema Camera 
To meet the market demand, Blackmagic Cinema cameras providing high quality full HD (1080p) and 2.5K RAW images and video recording in to a solid state disk drive (SSD) now are included in Hannu Pro's professional production tools offer. Blackmagic Cinema camera incorporates 2.5K capable matrix and provides ultra wide dynamic range cinematographic images. Depending on the camera model Blackmagic Cinema cameras can be equipped with professional lenses of EF and ZE or MTF type bayonets. For detailed information about Blackmagic Cinema cameras, please, visit our showroom or contact our product manager. During second quarter of 2013 other tools for professional production showed notable demand as well. Lately for customers in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania Hannu Pro supplied six JVC GY-HM600 camcorders, which are extremely popular among producers of TV programmes, several Sony HDR-AX2000 camcorders, and also a number of iMAC and Dell workstations for video editing and production applications. Other notable deliveries include Lawo audio equipment for Latvian State television, as well as pair of bulk sales of tripods and TV camera pedestals with total market value exceeding EUR 45 000, and a number of Canon EOS series cameras for video production, which were supplied to various other customers.
 
Grass Valley LDX and Dyno S roadshow has concluded
   
Grass Valley LDX and Dyno S Baltic Roadshow 
With the introduction of new Grass Valley LDX series broadcast cameras and Dyno S replay system Hannu Pro and Grass Valley organized a special roadshow for Baltic broadcasters and content producers. Informative events were held in Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius from June 4 to 6. Rien van Trotsenburg - senior product specialist for cameras at Grass Valley, and Kalvis Baumanis - Hannu Pro board member showed off the latest Grass Valley developments and provided detailed information about LDX series cameras and Dyno S replay system features, as well as answered questions. Attendees were able to test supplied equipment and express their interest and opinions. Events were spent successfully and helped passing relevant information about the latest technologies to decision makers and engineers of leading broadcasters in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
 
»»» check also photo Grass Valley LDX and Dyno S roadshow report
 
TVBEurope interviews Hannu Pro
   
TVBEuropre interviews Hannu Pro 
In March prominent broadcast technology magazine TVBEurope interviewed leading European System Integrators. On recently introduced Forums section journalist Philip Stevens sought the views on System Integration business and new technologies. During this interview Hannu Pro board member Kalvis Baunanis kindly shared his view on following questions: These are tough times economically. How has the SI business been affected? Have there been is major changes in the way you have been asked carry your work in recent years? We tend to think of Systems Integration as 'techie'. But do you have contact with production personnel - producers, directors, PAs - concerning what they look for in the 'ideal' studio or outside broadcast truck? What impact OTT, IPTV and other 'non-traditional' broadcast technology had on your business? Are there any areas of equipment design that you feel need more development to meet current demands? What future developments/innovations will there be from Systems Integrators?
 
»»» read full interview on TVBEurope
 
Hannu Pro takes part in EU supported educational teambuilding project
   
LIAA, ESF, EU supported teambuilding  
This spring Hannu Pro took part in the educational project supported by EU and European Social Fund. This project was aimed to foster employees' knowledge and skills in communication and collaboration. Latvian Computer Technologies Association (Biedrība Latvijas Datortehnoloģiju asociācija) in cooperation with Investment and Development Agency of Latvia implemented this project and conducted three intensive training sessions, which took place in February and March. In first two sessions employees gained theoretical knowledge, whereas during the last session they learned how to use their new knowledge. Teambuilding training sessions gave employees new experience and helped advancing their skills, as well as increased competitiveness of whole Hannu Pro team.
 
Grass Valley announces new revolutionary developments
   
Grass Valley - GV Director 
NAB - the annual broadcasting technology forum is due in April in Las Vegas. Grass Valley has already announced some exciting products, which mark new horizons for further developments and take content production (image acquisition and mixing) to the next level.
 
Most notable of new Grass Valley developments are GV Director - an integrated non-linear production system, a reinvented video mixer and production switcher, offering new approach to content production and innovative user interface; LDX Flex - new affordable addition to LDX series broadcast cameras, providing basic image acuisition functionality (1080i or 720p support), with wide software licence upgrade options, allowing to upgrades to full LDX Premiere, LDX Elite or LDX WorldCam functionality; XCU - new exchangeable camera base station to remotely control LDX and LDK series broadcast cameras and support signal flow up to 3Gbps, which also, thanks to modular cradle design, allow flexible mobile re-connections to the racks according to the production needs; new version of the Stratus advanced production platform, as well as other storage and multi-viewer solutions. Stay tuned for more.
 
»»» check Grass Valley YouTube Cahnnel for GV Director and more NAB news
 
Hannu Pro takes part in Grass Valley image acquisition device training session
   
Training team 
In December Grass Valley organized a special indepth training session for it's image acquisition produt line - LDK and LDX series cameras. Training took place in Breda, Netherlands. A group of nine camera support engineers from several companies and different countries (Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Estonia, Ukraine and Croatia) spent four days at Grass Valley Engineering centre learning indepth features of both Grass Valley LDK and the new LDX broadcast cameras. Pent Annert - General Manager of Hannu Pro Tallinn also took part in this training session. Training was organized with te aim to strengthen the technical knowledge and foster skills of engineers providing local technical support for Grass Valley imaging product customers. Training was conducted by Jan Paul Campman - Grass Valley Technical Trainer.
 
Hannu Pro continues on production equipment deliveries
   
JVC GY-HM150 and Panasonic AG-HPX250 
Hannu Pro continues boosting sales of professional production and related computer equipment also providing technical support and consultations for customers to help them choosing most appropriate equipment and accessories. Production houses and regional TV companies with limited budgets can have specially elaborated offers and affordable solutions to address their production needs. Hannu Pro demonstration salon and online shop are operating for more than a year now and during this period numerous production projects were brought to life also in Semi-professional market segment. For example, in September and October Hannu Pro supplied affordable high quality production equipment for several customers in Latvia and Lithuania. Multi-functional youth initiative centre of Rujiena received a professional JVC camera kit including accessories - a Miller tripod, SWIT batteries, a Camrade bag and protective coat, dynamic and radio microphones, as well as an iMac computer for non-linear video editing. Also Lithuanian news channel Lietuvos Rytas and production company Tym Drym received several ENG/EFP camera sets based on Panasonic AG-HPX250EJ P2 system cameras equipped with P2 media and readers, as well as Cartoni, SWIT, Camrade and Beyerdynamic accessories.
 
»»» please, contact Hannu Pro to arrange consultation or ask for a personalized offer
»»» check Hannu Pro salon offline store for hot equipment offers

 
AVIWEST demos its latest developments across the Baltic States
   

AVIWEST demos DMNG PRO 

Last week AVIWEST teamed up with Hannu Pro to organize demonstration of latest DMNG PRO 3G/4G-LTE video up-link system in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. If you have further questions about AVIWEST video up-link solutions, please contact your local Hannu Pro representative.
 
Lattelecom adopts Thomson Video Networks' ViBE VS7000 for next-generation IPTV and multiplatform video services
   

Thomson Video Networks ViBE VS7000 

This summer, after an international tender for Lattelecom channel expansion project closed, the leading telecommunications company and internet service provider in Latvia opted for Thomson’s ViBE VS7000 multi screen video platform to support new services. The 10RU system provides encoding for Lattelecom’s new range of Web and mobile TV services as well as SD, HD and 3D IPTV offerings. Hannu Pro - Thomson Video Networks value added partner and leading broadcast systems integrator in the Baltic States - helped to bring this project to life, as well as provided installation and systems integration services.
 
"As we prepared to launch our new IPTV and multiplatform service offerings, we needed to upgrade our previous video encoding systems in order to provide our Web and mobile customers with the best-possible viewing experience. We also needed a cost-effective solution that could easily grow and expand with our business," said Maris Petrovskis, new technology head, Lattelecom. "With its superb image quality, simple operation, and maximum flexibility at a very reasonable price point, the ViBE VS7000 has easily exceeded all of our requirements. And, through Hannu Pro, we can count on local access to a high level of support and service."
 
Installed at Lattelecom’s data centre in Riga, Latvia, the Thomson Video Networks ViBE VS7000 supports up to 30 new multiplatform video services representing a range of encoding profiles including SD, HD and 3D IPTV, Web, and mobile TV. Based on the success of the initial services, Lattelecom will expand the offering to include up to 100 Web and mobile TV channels in the near future.
 
»»» complete press release is available at Thomson Video Networks' website
 
Hannu Pro receives Grass Valley acknowledgement again
   

Hannu Pro leads in Grass Valley MPS sales 

IBC 2012, the largest broadcasting technology forum in Europe, has closed and Grass Valley now summed up the annual sales figures. This year Hannu Pro made it again receiving Grass Valley acknowledgement for top sales results in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region in MPS (media play-out system) sales category. Grass Valley media play-out systems include such products as K2 Edge, TX MAM, Cobalt, Channel Composer and others.
 
Congratulations to Hannu Pro team for hard and yet productive work!
 
IBC 2012 hot topics - integration and future-proof software updates
   

IBC 2012 

IBC 2012 - the largest in Europe broadcast technology forum has closed. With number of visitors exceeding 50.5 thousand it was the best-attended event in IBC history. After returning from Amsterdam, where Hannu Pro management and engineers spent seven days having direct communication with representatives of leading broadcast equipment manufacturers, we have summed-up most notable news form our partners Grass Valley, Thomson Video Networks, Panasonic, Orad, Fujinon, Riedel and Lawo.
 
Grass Valley took the bold step revealing a product roadmap for the next three years that includes refreshing its entire product portfolio with a common, software-centric architecture that allows customers to pick the exact features and functionality of the cameras, production switchers and servers. New products to be introduced before 2014 will be format agnostic, will provide complete integration and support for 1080p 50/60 workflow.
 
»»» for additional information about new dewelopments revealed at IBC check our IBC 2012 news page
 
Levira and ERR choose Riedel systems for intercom solution
   

Riedel Performer 

Riedel has quickly established as number one intercom solutions provider in Baltic broadcast market. During this summer Levira, the leading broadcast network operator and multimedia services provider in Estonia, complemented their digital HD satellite newsgathering facility (SNG) with Riedel Performer 32+16 modular intercom system. ERR, Estonian public broadcasting, also opted for Riedel intercom solution for their newly developed studio. ERR already has accumulated positive experience with Riedel systems installed on its IRIS OB VAN. "I believe it was easy decision for Levira to choose Riedel as intercom solution provider, but finding the right configuration was more sophisticated work for us" - says Pent Annert, the project manager at Hannu Pro in Tallinn working closely with Levira. Riedel intercom solutions meet the highest standards and have best user interface in their class. Broadcasters, which choose Riedel solutions benefit from great support and shorter introduction times. Since Riedel intercoms have became a standard, broadcasters can also cooperate and exchange knowledge, what helps them to save maintenance costs.
 
Starman expands their Bridge Technologies installations
   

Starman introduces Bridge Technologies monitoring solutions 

Starman - Estonian largest cable television operator - recently made significant signal monitoring system upgrade. Late December 2011 Hannu Pro supplied to Starman several modules of Bridge Technologies DVB-C modular units for system tests and evaluation. Company was entirely satisfied with the results of system tests and shortly after ordered complete monitoring system to monitor signals on its whole network. "We started out with a few Blades as a trial and we were truly impressed with overall system so we decided to expand it to full network" - said Kristjan Koiv - the network manager at Starman. This signal monitoring solution will help company to ensue that their broadcasted signals meet highest standards and are delivered to subscribers with no interruptions. Project market value exceeds EUR 100 000.
 
Hannu Pro supplies equipment for newly developer IKSA research centre
   

IKSA-CENTRS is developed with ERAF support 

Recently Riga Technical University called a tender to supply scientific equipment for newly developed cross-institutional Information, communication and signal processing technology research centre (IKSA-CENTRS) project, which is co-developed by Engineering Research Institute of Ventspils University - Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre, University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, Institute of Electronics and Computer Science and The Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Latvia with the aim to unite technology experts for various research tasks, such as mathematical modelling, quantum computing, development of artificial intellect, space research and others. At the end of July Hannu Pro was officially announced as the winner of this tender. According to specification, equipment delivery include: a solution based on Digital Rapids and Dell technologies to provide media management, storage, analysis, encoding and streaming in various formats for IP, DVB and mobile networks; silent (zero noise emitting) PCs for audio processing and analysis, professional mobile sound recording devices, as well as Grass Valley and Blackmagic Design SDI and HDMI signal converters. Market value of this European Regional Development Fund (ERAF) co-funded project reaches EUR 70 000.
 
Hannu Pro supplies production equipment for Latvian Academy of Arts
   

LMA - Latvijas Mākslas akadēmija 

In July, according to the results of recently called tender for studies quality improvement, Hannu Pro delivered production equipment to the Latvian Academy of Arts. This large procurement project is co-funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERAF), and is aimed to purchase equipment to streamline process of studies at the Latvian Academy of Arts. In compliance with the section Stationary Studio support and rail set Hannu Pro supplied a studio camera support and a mobile modular rail set with total length up to 15 meters, as well as appropriate flight cases allowing convenient transportation of the rail modules. Market value of supplied equipment reaches EUR 15 000.
 
Hannu Pro supplies Bridge Technologies and Wohler signal control systems for NURTS SAT uplink station
   

NURTS SAT station
 

Earlier this year NURTS - Bulgarian National Unit Radio and TV Systems - called two tenders to supply various signal-monitoring systems. In both tenders NURTS opted for solutions proposed by Hannu Pro. During next month Hannu Pro delivered, installed and brought into operation a modular Bridge Technologies based monitoring system expansion solution for NURTS SAT head-end to continuously monitor satellite and IP signals. This included a number of VB Broadcast Probe units: three rack cases and several VB120, VB270, and VB280 modules, as well as appropriate upgrade for central system server: five licences for IP modules and reporting module for 20 units to support data storage, analysis, and alarm generation, when deviation exceeds given tolerance. Hannu Pro also supplied and installed on NURTS satellite up-link station several Wohler AMP1A-30 2-channel audio monitoring units and Wohler VAMP2-MDA multichannel/multiformat audio and video monitoring units for SDI, SD-SDI, and CVBS signal monitoring. Supplied equipment will ensure that NURTS will be able to deliver best quality monitoring for recently developed channels. Project market value approximates at EUR 70 000.
 
ERR unifies workflow with Grass Valley technology while launching new studio and gearing-up for London Olympic games
   

ERR opts for Grass Valley

Late spring ERR (Estonian public broadcasting) called a tender to equip newly developed production studio with HD compatible production systems. Taking into account ERR's deep and highly positive experience with Grass Valley LDK HD cameras and Kayak HD switchers installed in other ERR's studios and IRIS HD OB VAN - most advanced in Baltic States, ERR made a decision to expand their LDK camera line-up and opted for Grass Valley technology based production system solution proposed by Hannu Pro Tallinn.
 
With unified workflow, which relies on Grass Valley Kayak HD Vision mixers and Grass Valley LDK-8000 Elite broadcast cameras, ERR was able to ensure interoperability and compatibility between their other production studios and OB VAN thus reducing set-up and maintenance costs, at the same time delivering best possible HD pictures to their viewers. Supplied equipment and systems include 7 complete Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite series HD broadcast camera chains, Grass Valley Kayak HD200C production switcher's and a world's top class Grass Valley Dyno HD replay system based on K2 Summit 3G server technology to streamline live production workflow. ERR will use Dyno/K2 Summit 3G system also to record live feeds directly from Olympic games in London, prepare sports programs and stories, and play live streams on-air in Estonia. This workflow insures quickest possible program production turnaround and helps saving drastically on costs while delivering live content to Tallinn. In June Hannu Pro completed equipment delivery and studio was brought into operation, providing broadcaster to right tools to produce local content more effectively both in SD and HD formats. Market value this project approximates to EUR 1.6 million and this also includes service agreement to receive latest updates and service.
 
»»» read also official Grass Valley press release
 
KTS invests in another Grass Valley Dyno system for its OB VANs
   

KTS Dyno/K2 Summit training

In June KTS (Kaunas Television Services ) - leading Baltic OB VAN service provider - started new procurement to upgrade its OB VAN systems. Hannu Pro supplied to KTS complete multi-channel Grass Valley Dyno/K2 Summit play-out and replay server system, as well as an Apantac HD multiviewer system. Now KTS owns two Grass Valley Dyno multi-channel play-out and replay systems. This emphasises company's determined strategy opting for world's best solutions for live production. KTS already had in use one Grass Valley Dyno system teamed with a Grass Valley LDK-8300 Elite Super SloMo broadcast camera for more than a year. During this preriod they undoubtly rated it as very effective and stable production solution. Market value of KTS OB VAN upgrade project reaches EUR 100 000.
 
The Grass Valley K2 Dyno replay system is a powerful, cost-effective application addressing the need for replay control and highlight generation in file-based live productions. Ideal for events such as sports productions and OB vans, the system is an efficient solution for replay in many environments such as studios, including the replacement of legacy tape-based operations. By implementing Gigabit Ethernet networking, common file wrappers, continuous FTP bandwidth, and standard IT storage connectivity, the K2 Dyno replay system works without costly software and hardware add-ons to manage and move content throughout production environments.
 
Tallinna TV expands its technical ability with Hannu Pro
   

Tallinna TV

Earlier this year Hannu Pro Tallinn toghether with financing company Fusion IM won a tender for Tallinna TV’s major broadcast and production system expansion project, which offers significant improvement in programme production and playout by adding many new features to streamline production workflow. Hannu Pro delivered equipment for Tallinna TV playout and studio upgrade, as well as for mobile production facility. Project includes: a Grass Valley Kayak HD 100C production switcher; a Grass Valley K2 Summit server and Dyno replay system - world's top solution for live broadcasting; 1+1 redundant Grass Valley K2 Edge play-out server; a Grass Valley EDIUS Storm 3G Elite system for efficient high quality video editing; as well as a number of Apantac multiviewers; a complete Riedel intercom system; Panasonic AW-HE120 cameras for press-room equipped with AW-RP50 control system; and various accessories such as Cartoni fibre tripods and Ianiro light kits, batteries, signal converters for tally and intercom option and SWIT LCDs and other equipment for ENG cameras. Project market value exceeds EUR 400 000. Tallinna TV is still the only Baltic local channel makining regular broadcasts in HD format.
 
Lithuanian ISLB opts for Grass Valley EDIUS NLE
   

International School of Law and Business

Lithuanian International School of Law and Business (ISLB/TTVAM) opted for Grass Valley EDIUS nonlinear video editing solution for its newly developed laboratory of visual communication. Hannu Pro Vilnius supplied to ISLB 15 complete packages of EDIUS 6 nonlinear video editing software. Now students of International School of Law and Business will have hands-on experience with the same professional video editing tools, which have became a standard in TV programme and news production. ISLB visual communication laboratory development project, which was implemented in partnership with EIT Sprendimai, also includes a number of PC workstations and other software tools.
 
AVIWEST's wireless video transmission technology introduced also in Lithuania
   

AVIWEST wireless video transmission solution

Last year Hannu Pro organized extensive AVIWEST IBIS DMNG tests in Baltic States. Fully working system was demoed to Estonian, Lithuanian and Latvian TV companies. After analyzing IBIS DMNG system tests results and following two Estonian and one Finish broadcaster, Lietuvos Rytas - the leading news channel in Lithuania - also opted for AVIWEST's wireless video transmission solution. In April Hannu Pro Vilnius supplied to Lietuvos Rytas a complete IBIS DMNG system consisting of one IBIS DMNG transmitter and one receiving server. The system allows effective transmission of broadcast quality video over 3G/4G, WiMAX and traditional IP networks (wireless WiFi and wired Ethernet).
 
No doubt, broadcasters are showing massive appeal to AVIWEST wireless transmission technology, which was intensively used to cover French presidential elections. More than 40 units wirelessly generated several hundreds of live reports over the weekend. Most French TV Channels used AVIWEST's IBIS DMNG system to cover the 1st round of the elections: the 3 main news TV channels, i.e. TF1, i>Télé and BFM TV, as well as some others like La Chaîne Parlementaire or AFP (French news agency) - even the Socialist Party itself. International TV channels were also on-site using the DMNG: Al Jazzera English, TV2 Denmark and Nova TV (Bulgaria).
 
NAB 2012 - Grass Valley highlight technologies for today's competitive landscape
   

Grass Valley at NAB 2012

During NAB 2012 Grass Valley continued showing to broadcasters and video production professionals how to work smarter and be more productive in all aspects of their business: by using software-based tools and tightly integrated systems that foster collaboration and resource efficiency. The exhibit was consistently crowded for three days in a row, with visitors from all around the world stopping in to have a look at how the new and existing Grass Valley products, systems, and solutions could help them streamline their operations and generate new types of content
and revenue.
 
The hit of the show:
 ·  STRATUS - service oriented architecture platform and media application framework to quickly and easily create programs and stories in studio and newsroom facilities - this will change the way how the content was produced and workload got shared across a number of different departments that used to work independently rarely collaborating on projects. It used to be that the tools defined the task. With STRATUS, the task defines the tools.
»»» for additional information about Stratus, please watch official Stratus video on Youtube!
Other Grass Valley product highlights at NAB:
 ·  K2 Edge - integrated play-out system to bring together asset management, play-out management and advanced graphics all into one premium performance package
 ·  3G Fiber-To-Triax Converter - key component for innovative 3G transmission system that lets LDK camera users work with either Triax OR fiber
 ·  LDK Connect Gateway - solution/bridge to provide remote control for LDK series cameras
 ·  K2 Dyno - replay system to bring sophisticated instant replay, slow-motion, and highlight creation to any production with control of up to eight SD or HD channels in various combinations of recording or playback
 ·  Karrera and Kayenne switchers - the centre of video production and most powerful switchers available for live studio and mobile productions
 ·  K2 Summit 3G server family for live events and production applications now incorporates proxy generation, new codecs and other features
 ·  LDK family of system cameras - providing picture quality that is unmatched by any other camera, multi-format or single-format, single speed or super slo-mo (or both), high-end or economical
 ·  EDIUS 6.5 - edit anything - non-linear editing software, which incorporates native RED support and an extensive new 3D workflow and much more
 ·  Trinix NXT - multiviewer system to optimize space by eliminating secondary, external components and connections, and is incredibly efficient, using less than 75 watts of power for 8 multiviewer outputs

 
Broadcasters in Baltics and Finland are opting for AVIWEST’s wireless video transmission solution
   

ERR live broadcast of Finlands presidential elections
Screenshot from ERR's live coverage of presidential Elections in Finland using AVIWEST's IBIS system

After successful tests in Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki at end of 2011, Hannu Pro has already delivered several AVIWEST IBIS video transmission systems to its customers in Baltics and Finland, including Estonian Public Broadcasting and Tallinna TV in Estonia and Nelonen Media, the second largest private broadcaster in Finland. All of them evaluated alternatives before choosing AVIWEST as the most complete and efficient solution. The total market value of these recent deals exceeds EUR 75 000.
 
An AVIWEST IBIS video transmission system consists of a transmitter: DMNG (Digital Mobile News Gathering), and a receiving server – IBIS Studio. The system is capable of bonding any type of mobile Internet carrier networks to form stable signal providing sufficient bandwidth for broadcast quality video transmission (up to HD). Carriers can be literally any type of long-distance mobile data communication networks including 3G, 4G, CDMA, and Wimax, as well as broadband (wireless or Ethernet). Video is compressed using proprietary video compression technology, which was developed based on the H.264 standard. It allows adaptive bit-rate and copes well with changing bandwidths of mobile networks. In areas with limited or no coverage the Store-and-forward feature can be used. The DMNG is lightweight and compact and can be mounted directly on the camera. It accepts (HD) SDI with embedded audio or composite video with analogue stereo pair. Servers are available in several configurations. All of them are capable of recording the transmission, while outputting (HD) SDI for play-out. IBIS also features an intercom for direct talkback. For further details and tests please contact your local Hannu Pro specialist.
 
LNK steps into HD broadcasting
 
 
LNK TV dance show Kvieciu Sokti 
LNK, the largest independent Lithuanian TV company, is pioneering again. The final of the dance show series Kvieciu Sokti, transmitted on December 31, 2011, was the first nationwide HD broadcast of a home-grown Lithuanian show. This broadcast was partly possible thanks to a determined LNK investment strategy of developing their business with transition to HD broadcasting in mind. Last year LNK opted for a number of fully equipped Grass Valley LDK 3000 HD TV broadcast cameras. Earlier Hannu Pro also supplied a complete HD ready turnkey solution for content production and play-out. Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre (LRTC) transmitted the show in HD over the local DVB-T network. The programme was not scrambled and was accessible to viewers across the country, free of charge. Ricardas Kazlauskas, technical director of LNK, explained: "It was a New Year’s gift to our loyal television audience. While enjoying the broadcast view, which was superior to the old one, they had a chance to assess future digital terrestrial television. And we tested and assessed our possibilities. This experience is important because we are considering when we will be able to broadcast the entire content of LNK in HD".
 
»»» read also complete TVB Europe news story
 
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