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NEP Group Releases Supershooter 6, its latest IP-Powered, Next-Gen Mobile Unit

Wed 18, 05 2022

Equipped with NEP’s Platform Control software solution, Supershooter 6 is compatible with virtually any technology in the broadcast and live event environment.

PITTSBURGH (May 18, 2022)NEP Group, the leading media technology partner for content creators around the globe, announced today that its U.S. Broadcast Services team has released a new mobile unit, Supershooter 6, powered by NEP’s Broadcast Control (TFC). TFC is the proprietary software engine that powers NEP’s Global Production Ecosystem.

Designed to solve the industry’s issues related to IP control, TFC provides an easy-to-use broadcast control and monitoring system to streamline, simplify and speed up the configuration and connection of on-site and remote facilities. Developed internally by NEP software engineers, TFC is technology agnostic, making it compatible with virtually any technology in the broadcast and live event environment.

TFC’s ability to ease configuration reduces the amount of time needed on site to manage increasingly complex IP-based infrastructure and reduces the risk of human error. It also offers redundancy and built-in safeguarding for all networked flows, which means more secure, stable, and streamlined infrastructure for NEP’s clients.

The innovation of NEP Mobile Units like Supershooter 6 is born out of an intimate understanding of what today’s live sports and entertainment content creators need. By collaborating with clients around the world to gain valuable insights and feedback, NEP’s global engineering teams can turn their needs into reality, supporting clients as they bring their content to life.

“We are thrilled to continue the progression of our IP mobile unit designs in this new generation of trucks,” said Glen Levine, President, NEP U.S. Broadcast Services.

“Supershooter 6, a single unit with a support unit as needed, is like Supershooter 5, featuring NEP’s TFC Control System. Our team continues to do a fabulous job in design, construction, and innovation. Our new platforms are designed for ease of tying mobile units together in large compounds, as well as for tying into the NEP Global Production Ecosystem. As always, we are using new ideas and technology to create an amazing fleet.”

1080p-ready and 4K-capable, Supershooter 6 is a powerful single-truck unit featuring a Grass Valley Kayenne X-Frame switcher, a Calrec Apollo audio console, Sony HDC-3500 cameras, two 5500 cameras, a Lawo IP router, multi-viewer and EVS XT VIA servers.

Designed with a user-friendly UI and automated functionality, TFC allows for configuring, provisioning, orchestration, and granular monitoring of broadcast, IT, and network systems. Platform Control Services include IP routing​, systems and network monitoring, configuration​​, workflow automation​​, device control​​, tally and general-purpose input/output management​​, communications orchestration and control​​, resource scheduling and sharing​​, security​​, rights holder management​​ and user management​.

NEP is committed to equipping new mobile units with TFC, including SRT3, released earlier this year. Supershooter 5, released in May 2021, was the first fully IP mobile unit to be powered by TFC.

Supershooter 61, a new field acquisition unit, was released earlier this year. In addition, NEP mobile units Supershooter 1, TS2, Supershooter 29, EN1 and NCPXI are slated for upgrades.

Learn more about NEP’s full range of mobile unit design and integration and its vision for centralized production on NEPGroup.com.

About NEP

NEP Group is the leading media technology partner for content creators around the globe. For more than 35 years, we have been delivering innovative products and services that enable our clients to make, manage and show the world their content—anywhere, anytime, on any platform. As a trusted partner working on some of the largest productions in the world, NEP offers a complete set of end-to-end solutions, from content capture to distribution—including a growing portfolio of transformational cloud-based, software-based, and virtualized technologies. Our Live Production solutions range from AV services and live audience enhancements to traditional outside broadcast and cutting-edge centralized and cloud production. NEP’s Virtual Production solutions start at the creative stage and end with exceptional execution across ICVFX, augmented reality, LED stages and more. And, our Media Processing solutions provide the tools and products our clients need to ingest, edit, store, search, manage and distribute their digital assets to rights holders across multiple platforms.

Headquartered in the United States, NEP has operations in 25 countries with over 4,000+ employees. Together, we have supported productions in over 100 countries on all seven continents, and we’re still growing. Our clients range from the leaders in sport, music, film, and TV, to major corporate brands, agencies, to new content owners and creators all around the world. Learn how we are helping clients bring their creative visions, content, live sports and entertainment to life at nepgroup.com.

 

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