Ultrix caught Paul’s attention as an early adopter, proving to be a game-changer in offering a Swiss army knife-like flexibility that was previously unavailable.
Paul chose the Ultrix platform as the core element in Eyestrain’s broadcast systems, from mobile production units to video flypacks. Its design opened new avenues for his company and several benefits, including:
- Seamless Transition Across Resolutions
One of the standout benefits of Ultrix is its seamless transition across varying resolutions and the ability to handle 4K, SD, and HD with all the same features. Ultrix ensures that Eyestrain can effortlessly switch between different production types, a significant advantage in an industry where adaptability is paramount.
- Integrated Embedding for Efficiency
Ultrix’s integrated embedding capability has been a game-changer, particularly in the context of flypacks and smaller trucks. The convenience of software-defined functionality allows Eyestrain to remain agile and nimble in its operations, significantly reducing the time required for reconfiguration between shows.
- Reduction in Cabling Complexity
Every cable, connection, and inch of rack space matters. Ultrix has alleviated the cabling complexity that often plagues mobile and outside broadcasters. Paul estimates a 40% reduction in wiring, which dramatically impacts mobility, weight, and overall cost-efficiency of his operations, particularly the mobile production units.
- Enhanced Operational Flexibility
Operational flexibility is a cornerstone of Eyestrain’s success. The platform’s ability to handle diverse productions, from virtual sets to multi-camera shows against LED walls, allows Paul to take on any project without worrying about having the equipment to handle its complexity or size.
- Future-Ready Scalability
Ultrix’s scalability has been critical in helping Eyestrain take on its competitors and the ever-increasing demands of outside broadcasting.