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Plura Brings Monitor Standardization to SNY


SportsNet New York, aka SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, Jets, and all things New York sports has recently relocated from midtown Manhattan to 4 World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, sky high to floor 50 and included in the fold were a total of 90 new and existing Plura  monitors ranging from 9” to 55”.  SNY’s selection of using Plura came close to 9 years ago. The experience since 2009 is nothing short of bright with years on end without an issue.  A range of display sizes from 46” and 55” multi viewers to 32” program and preview displays to 17” & 19” QC monitors that are generally used, must match exactly over time and the Plura displays have proven themselves project after project.

Plura monitors have easily reached their 5 plus year operational life span to a 365 day 24/7 operation that services New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable, and AT&T U-Verse. With a ”jaw-dropping” 30,0000hrs of use with calibration when needed, the usage of one calibration tool kit for the entire facility has made Plura the standard for SNY. Edit rooms, graphic rooms and control rooms are fully outfitted to meet the demanding broadcast needs with failure not being an option for this high powered operation.

“The Plura monitor product line has every type of monitor you need from an economy application to the highest end. The price points and feature sets runs the gamut from the top to bottom. You can always find a fit for Plura in your facility”, said Alex Blanding, Vice President of Engineering at SportsNet New York.

Plura Monitoring & Timing solutions are used extensively throughout the facility and control rooms to provide consistent SMPTE calibrated colorimetry and intelligent MTDoE technology (Multi-Time  Display  over  Ethernet).  MTDoE  is  an  exclusive studio-timer  solution  was developed and designed by PLURA to deliver reliable, accurate and feature rich system. Selection of the Plura displays and MTDoE over others in the market was not difficult as Plura products offered the performance we were looking for and the product support history confirmed by other installations in the market place. The Plura “SPT“ Studio Production timers are operator friendly, can be configured at any workspace, has swift implementation using Ethernet infrastructure, PoE capable and can sync to NTP as reference source.

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SNY is an Emmy Award winning, multi-platform regional sports network serving approximately 8 million homes in the New York Metropolitan area and 12 million homes across the country through unparalleled coverage of the New York Mets, Jets and all things New York sports. SNY is the official television home of the New York Mets, televising more than 125 live games each season with exclusive pre- and post-game programs, plus additional Mets entertainment programming airing throughout the calendar year. As the official television home of the New York Jets, SNY delivers more than 300 hours of exclusive year-round content devoted to Gang Green. SNY is also the official television home of the UConn Huskies Men’s and Women’s basketball programs, broadcasting approximately 350 hours of UConn programming annually, including more than 20 live games. As New York’s leader in local sports television coverage, SNY delivers the most comprehensive access to all of the Tri-State area’s professional and collegiate sports teams through five nightly sports and entertainment programs from SNY’s state-of-the-art studio located high above the city at 4 World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. SNY’s programming roster also includes classic sports programming, critically acclaimed original entertainment shows, and exclusive interview and magazine programs. Online, is the “go-to” digital communal home for New York sports fans to get succinct, easy-to-read updates, video highlights and features, recaps, news, opinion, rumors, insight and fan reaction on their favorite New York sports teams. Owned by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, Charter Communications and Comcast, SNY is available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable, and AT&T U-Verse.

 About Plura

Plura is a leading global manufacturer of a wide range of high-performance multi-function monitors (up to 84″) Plura is a leading global manufacturer of a wide range of high-performance multi-function monitors (up to 84″) including 4K and Timing/Synchronization solutions engineered for digital broadcast and professional video production. Plura products offer an incomparable feature set, superior picture quality and extraordinary value and reliability. Plura is known for truly affordable high-end features built upon core technology. The company’s solutions include studio and portable video monitors, studio production timer, Time-code displays & Time-code PCIe cards, test and measurement equipment and software, character/template-driven graphics generators, and digital signage systems.

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Matt Harchick

Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over twenty years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

Matt and his family currently reside in the Washington, D.C metro area.
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