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Ensemble Designs Introduces New Multiviewer at NAB
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013
Ensemble Designs Introduces New Multiviewer at NAB
April 4, 2013 Grass Valley California – Ensemble Designs is introducing the new Avenue Multiviewer at the National Association of Broadcasting Convention in Las Vegas, April 8-11, 2013 at booth N2524. The new multiviewer has exceptional image quality, virtually no latency and a unique, simple to use realtime user interface.
 
“You can even use your iPad to setup this new mulitviewer,” exclaimed David Wood, President and Chief Design Engineer at Ensemble Designs. “Configuration is very intuitive with the click-to-fill function and snap-to grids. Sources are always delivered at full-motion video frame rate, even when you have the maximum number of images on the screen. The video output looks amazing.”
 
Three Different Models
The company will be demonstrating two different stand-alone Avenue Multiviewer models and a multiviewer option to the Avenue Flexible Router. The Avenue MV82 has eight source inputs that can be configured to be displayed on one or two separate screens. The Avenue MV164 has sixteen sources that may be displayed on up to four separate screens. Either configuration is available as an option to the Avenue Flexible Router.
 
“I’m very excited to be bringing such high quality and ease of operation to the multiviewer market,” said Mondae Hott, Director of Sales for Ensemble Designs. “Sources are sized perfectly with Ensemble’s proprietary scaling algorithms, ensuring a beautiful picture no matter what size you choose. Couple that with labels, borders, audio meters, tally and layout all configured with a web browser on your computer or iPad, and you have one sweet multiviewer solution.”
 
The Avenue Multiviewers accept all standard SD, HD and 3 GB/s formats. 4:3 sources are displayed in pillarbox mode. The output can be either 1080i or 1080p at 59.94 or 50 Hz. Audio meters can be displayed for each source and set to show 4, 8 or 16 channels. The source video can fill each cell or held back at 85% with border on the sides and bottom allowing visual separation and space for audio meters and labeling information. When the border is on, the picture is scaled to accommodate the border while maintaining video quality. Dual configurable tallies allow on-air indications of separate feeds.
 
Long Line Of Signal Processing Modules
The Avenue Multiviewer is the latest addition to Ensembles’s Avenue Signal Integration System and has the highest density per frame available on the market, using just one module slot in an Avenue 3 RU or 1 RU frame.
 
“Adding a multiviewer to the extensive catalog of signal processing modules available to the Avenue Signal Integration System is a real advantage to our customers,” said Hott. “Now signals can be converted, cascaded, processed and displayed all in a single chassis, and accessed from anywhere via the internet. That’s the kind of functionality broadcasters and truck designers are looking for.”
 
Based in Grass Valley, California and formed in 1989, Ensemble Designs is a leading provider of signal processing and infrastructure products. Customers include Lockhead, NASA, Major League Baseball, Olympic Broadcast Organisation, General Atomics, and ESPN.
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