Pace, Florida - Pace Assembly of God in Pace, Florida recently chose to work with COMMAND Corporation to help them migrate from SD to HD for their live production and streaming needs. Pace Assembly of God broadcasts their services on WHBR-TV in Pensacola and also online. You can catch their services here http://www.paceassembly.org/streaming.
COMMAND Corporation was chosen to help them select and purchase a variety of new production equipment including a host of products from Blackmagic Designs. Blackmagic Designs provides some of the most cost-effective products on the market today.
Salt Lake City, Utah - The “glass floor” of router pricing broke several years ago when blackmagic designs introduced the videohub. It didn’t take long for several other manufacturers to introduce equally low priced solutions, but with better customer support and enhanced feature sets. It just so happens that Utah Scientific leads the pack. They introduced the UDS line at NAB 2012 and the UDS 4k a year later. UDS stands for Universal Distribution System, and it’s called that because it is so inexpensive it could be used just like a programmable DA matrix.
While the system is designed for price, it has significant advantages over the competition. First off, it uses the latest Amphenol HD-BNC connector which is rated to 3 Gbps and is true 75ohm performance. Amphenol, the inventor of the BNC, designed this smaller format connector with improved performance and a reduced footprint of 51%. Secondly, the UDS can sit within an entry level control system or expand out into Utah’s 400 series control system, neither of which require a computer and therefore have a higher rate of reliability. This also means that customer’s can choose from a wide selection of panels or sit the UDS under automation control. Lastly, and perhaps the most important is that Utah Scientific is a U.S. company with some of the best customer service in the industry. Optionally, customer’s can opt to extend their warranty on the UDS beyond the included two years to the old Utah standard of ten years.
Largo, Florida - Christian Television Network (CTN) operates a local terrestrial broadcast station in the Tampa market along with a Network Operations Center for their 15 national affiliates, Dish Network, DirectTV, Sky-Angel, Glory Star, and CTNi. Founded in 1979 by Bob D’Andrea, CTN was the very first Christian television station on the air in Florida. Their air an interdenominational mix of preaching, teaching, family friendly, and nationally syndicated programming.
COMMAND Corporation recently completed the build-out of CTN's flagship station WCLF-TV. We overhauled their HD Master Control and Network Operations Center. This project transitioned CTN to a native tapeless, file-based workflow. Paul Garber, Assistant to the President, spearheaded the operation, and worked as project manager and lead engineer. COMMAND Corporation provided equipment, materials, integration, and coordinated the design. We picked Larry Nadler, Teklink Computer and Video Systems, for design and documentation because of his national reputation, his strict attention to detail, and the good chemistry with the client. Our integration team included the most dedicated engineers i have ever worked with. It is always "above and beyond with them", and they never finish until it is perfect.