The BBC is using Cambridge technology to boost production capability at its two main UK facilities.The broadcaster is utilising Adder Technology’s AdderLink Infinity network extension solution to connect its production teams to multiple computers at its new base at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, as well as in a refurbishment of Broadcasting House in London.
AdderLink Infinity, from the Cambridge-based KVM connectivity specialist, can be used as a point to point extender, KVM switch or as a Matrix, depending on the configuration of the IP network.
It has the capability to run any size matrix with DVI, USB, RS232 and Audio on all ports, the only limitation is the user’s network and how the traffic architecture is configured. As an IP-based matrix switch, AdderLink Infinity provides almost unlimited extension possibilities.
IPE, a leading broadcast integration company, installed two AdderLink Infinity systems and several AdderLink X systems at MediaCityUK.
The BBC is using AdderLink solutions to create large IP matrices for computer connections between radio studios and control rooms back to the Apps rooms.
Between 20 and 30 units were installed in each of the larger studios, typically connecting 30 PCs to 15 screens.