LynTec Delivers Improved Power Control to Alaskan News Source Studios

LynTec provides proper lighting and video wall power control for News Source broadcast studios in Alaska. Installed by Alaska Universal Productions (AUP), two LynTec RPCR automated relay panels provide 32 automated power control circuits, enabling fast and efficient lighting presets to support the broadcaster’s busy network schedule, reducing cables and ensuring that lighting and video walls operate as efficiently. as possible.

“Broadcasters like Alaska’s New Source are responsible for getting the news out and can’t afford to have their systems go down in the middle of a segment,” said Jonathan Huff, CEO and President of AUP. “I knew I needed a power control product that wouldn’t fail. LynTec is super simple and reliable.”

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Over the past decade, many news stations have switched to LED lighting technology because of the long-term benefits that make it worthwhile and the way it improves set design from segment to segment. the other. While the most notable features are their brightness, extended color capabilities and low maintenance, LEDs also consume less power and reduce thermal loads – a real win for broadcast organizations – but only when powered on. properly fed.

Creating an Intelligent Power Control Solution

The need for reliable, simple, and scalable power control is something Huff understood when tasked with upgrading studio lighting and video systems for the Alaskan news source. . AUP redid the entire lighting grid, incorporating existing and new lighting for a total of 150 fixtures which included a mix of ETC Source Four, Philips Selecon PLCyc and several Brightline fixtures. Additionally, he put nearly 1,000 feet of pixel tape. To provide engaging infographics and videos during the news segments, four video walls were installed around the facility.

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Working with manufacturer representative Matt Skjerven of Image Marketing West, Huff selected two LynTec RPCR-16 automated relay panels to manage power to the LED fixtures and grant individual control over each circuit, providing the flexibility that previously would have was provided by a gradation system. This way, the lighting control system can cycle power to individual circuits to give an occasional restart to LED fixtures or to allow service in one area while maintaining lighting in another.

Once the electrician had wired the panels, the panels only required a network cable connection. Using LynTec’s web GUI, the integrator was able to set the control options for each circuit. Programmed to integrate with the studio’s lighting console, broadcast operators can completely power off LED fixtures and sequence video walls, ensuring equipment doesn’t consume standby power when not in use. is not in use and is protected against damaging inrush currents when switched on.