The client runs a TV channel selling precious gemstones and needed a new studio.
After competitive tender, dB Broadcast won the project and completed the design, build and test of the new studio in Jaipur, India. The channel is live at www.gemporia.in.
By implementing a prefabrication stage at its headquarters near Cambridge prior to dismantling and shipping the hardware to its final overseas destination, dB was able to install, test and commission the studio, gallery and associated technical area in only two weeks.
The approach also ensured a high degree of reliability in the finished design, as well as allowing for system configuration and production of the ‘as- built’ documentation that was used in training prior to shipping.
The HD studio is based on Sony HXC-D70 cameras, Vitec pedestals, a Snell Kahuna vision mixer and Pyxis router, Pixel Power graphics and Grass Valley servers. Constructed as a 4-camera studio, the control room has been designed for operation by 3-5 people.
A key part of the project was use of a similar design to other studios in use at the client, and the potential for ease of training and maintenance.
dB is experienced in completing projects in India. In this project, dB was responsible for the shipping of the goods from its factory to the customer site in Jaipur, including all paperwork – a process that went very smoothly, with goods taking less than 10 days door to door.