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New Mexico PBS Selects Ikegami Cameras, Monitors for HD Upgrade

The equipment is earmarked for new HD-production facility

New Mexico Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has selected new high-definition (HD) cameras and liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors from Ikegami Electronics Inc., a supplier of professional broadcasting products, for use in the station’s new HD- production facility.

The PBS station purchased three Ikegami HDK-790EX III full digital cameras, a HDL-45E 3CCD multipurpose compact HDTV camera and three HLM-1750WR 17-inch HDTV Multi-Format LCD color monitors.

“Our philosophy in managing our upgrade to HD was very simple, first and foremost achieve the highest quality possible,” says Jim Gale, New Mexico PBS’ director of engineering and operations. “Whenever we choose a product, we specify performance, image quality and a company with proven longevity,” he adds.

In the control room are the trio of HLM-1750WR 17-inch HDTV Multi-Format LCD color monitors, which Gale describes as an “engineer’s reference monitor.”

The new additions represent the third generation of Ikegami cameras at New Mexico PBS, which operates four digital broadcast channels in central and northern New Mexico, has been in service for 50 years.