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Thomson Technology Serves HD Wimbledon Views

For those who have enjoyed enhanced Wimbledon coverage during this past fortnight, it’s hats off, in part, to Thomson Grass Valley’s high-definition production equipment.

U.K.-based NEP Visions, which is helping produce the grand slam event and sending live HD feeds back to the States for ESPN2, NBC and Tennis Channel, is using three of its state-of-the-art HD trucks at the famed London subrub, with each housing a Thomson Grass Valley Kalypso HD Video production center switcher, Trinix HD digital video router under Jupiter control, and a combined total of more than 40 LDK 6000 mk II HD cameras.

Other broadcasters, including Japan’s NHK and many in Europe, are also tapping into feeds and deploying such Thomson Grass Valley equipment as LDK 8000 HD cameras, multiple LDK 6200 2X Super SloMo HD cameras and Trinix routers, according to the company.

Thomson Grass Valley officials said its devices have also been employed by telecasters of the World Cup and the Olympics.