The Switch Acquires PHABRIX QxL Rasterizers

NEWBURY, United Kingdom—PHABRIX has announced the sale of multiple units of its QxL rasterizer to The Switch, a provider of global live video production and broadcast services.

The Switch purchased eight units specifically for its Burbank, Calif.-based broadcast operation. The companies said the units have been deployed to support The Switch’s broadcast facility expansion to provide 4K channel creation for high profile live sporting events.

The new channels are based on ST 2110 and are primarily intended for the US domestic market.

Robert Szabo-Rowe, senior vice president, engineering and product management at The Switch, said the main considerations for the purchase were its capabilities, cost effectiveness, and PHABRIX’s ability to deliver units at very short notice despite the course supply chain issues affecting the industry.

“We were impressed with the QxL,” says Szabo-Rowe. “They do what they need to, they have the right logging capabilities, and they do a lot of the 2110 scans as well. They’re quality pieces of equipment.” We trust PHABRIX when it comes to test and measurement, so I’m sure they’ll do well here.

“The momentum towards 2110-based broadcast workflows continues to grow, and we’re thrilled to be able to help The Switch ensure its customers in the US and beyond receive consistently high-quality UHD video. “, added Phillip Adams, PHABRIX, CEO.

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