La Chane Parlementaire-Assemble nationale (LCP), the television channel of the French National Assembly, has installed Axon's Cerebrum control and monitoring system as part of a major upgrade of its news production facilities.
The channel, which broadcasts 24×7 over satellite, cable, OTT, IPTV, and DTTV (digital terrestrial television) has switched its entire infrastructure to high definition. As part of this upgrade, technical equipment was also renewed to streamline the workflow and improve control and monitoring.
The team worked closely with Axon to ensure that Cerebrum was correctly deployed and to provide training to LCP operators – all delivered within a challenging timeframe imposed by the parliamentary calendar.
The nerve center of broadcast facilities across the world from the Dutch Parliament, France 24, Sky, BBC to SABC in South Africa, Cerebrum's advanced functionality and broad range of features makes it ideal for news and studio live production as well as master control, mobile, and remote production. With an easy-to-use fully customizable interface, it significantly reduces workloads by enabling complex tasks to be completed within minutes. The combination of the software's own SNMP (simple network management protocol) and third-party protocols ensure that Cerebrum can support virtually every piece of equipment in a broadcaster's workflow.
LCP operates two studios and two control rooms located on different sites. These are linked by fiber optic cables with control and monitoring provided by a single Cerebrum system. This is integrated with a Riedel decentralized MediorNet/MicroN IP router that offers advanced processing and routing capabilities via modular I/O video blocks. Using fully customizable remote panels, Cerebrum manages all of the equipment connected to the router, including a video mixer, an audio console, multi-images, intercom, tally, and UDM.