Lyon Video Builds Three New HD Trucks Around Thomson Technology
Like the two other HD mobile trucks in its fleet, Lyon Video's new MU8 truck features a full complement of Thomson Grass Valley HD production equipment. This includes 15 LDK 8000 HD cameras capable of mixed transmission format operation on fiber and triax cable; 11 LDK Super Expander large lens adapters with 7-inch viewfinders; a Kalypso 4 M/E HD production switcher (with six video/key channels of internal DVE and eight internal still and clip sources); a Jupiter router control system; C2IP camera control system; and, an MCP 400 master control panel. Two HD triax camera repeaters are stocked in Lyon Video's inventory.
Lyon Video will also launch an additional two HD mobile units in late summer, MU5 and MU9. Both units will feature Thomson Grass Valley LDK 8000 cameras, Kalypso HD 4 M/E HD production switchers, Trinix HD video routers, and Concerto audio routers, all under a Thomson Grass Valley Jupiter control system.
Lyon Video is the first mobile unit provider in the United States with HD camera mixed-transmission format operation from Thomson. The LDK 8000 cameras in MU8 have the ability to operate on SMTPE fiber cable, single mode fiber cable, or triax cable. The camera transmission choice is made by simply plugging in a jumper cable to the optical system. In single mode fiber operation, the camera may be up to 25,000 feet from the base station. Lyon Video has added more than 47,000 feet of single mode fiber cable to the company's inventory.
Lyon Video provides services for a variety of HD telecasts, including ESPN NCAA football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, NBA basketball, Turner NBA Basketball, AMA Super Cross (airing on Speed and CBS), The American Lemans Racing Series, Grand Am, "Barrett Jackson Auto Auction" on Speed Channel, CBS NFL football events, as well as regular coverage of the NBA's Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, and NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. The company will also support HD broadcasts of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians baseball games throughout the upcoming season.
Lyon Video was founded in 1986. The company provides remote television facilities to many networks, corporate, and entertainment clients.