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Screenworks-NEP Transmits High-Quality, High-Resolution Digital Video During Madonna Concerts With MultiDyne(R) DVI-6000

Solution Extends the Distance Between the Video Source and Onstage Video Walls to 40 km Using Just One Fiber (January 14, 2013)
DMN Newswire--2013-1-14--
MultiDyne(R), a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced that global video service and equipment supplier Screenworks-NEP selected MultiDyne's DVI-6000 for video transmission during the 2012 worldwide Madonna MDNA concert tour. MultiDyne's DVI-6000 fiber-optic transport solution dramatically extends transmission distances to up to 40 km -- over just a single fiber -- enabling equipment operators to deliver high-quality, high-resolution digital video from servers located throughout concert venues to video walls onstage.

Screenworks-NEP operated six DVI-6000 single-link transport platforms -- three main and three backup units -- for guaranteed redundancy of video transmission. After accepting DVI-D signals from media servers located up to 1000-feet away, the DVI-6000s fed video content to corresponding LED video walls -- one 1920 x 1080p60 screen center stage and two 1920 x 1200p60 screens that rise up from the floor. With an operating distance of 40 km, MultiDyne's DVI-6000 is capable of transferring high-resolution images, including DVI-I, RBG-HV, and DVI-D, using just one fiber, thereby maximizing operational efficiencies.

"As the video supplier for Madonna's global concert tour, we required a fiber-optic transport solution that could deliver video, pixel to pixel, over a long distance without compression or frame dropping," said Marty Kell, director of touring, Screenworks-NEP. "MultiDyne's DVI-6000 is extremely powerful, enabling us to support high-quality, high-resolution digital video at a greater distance from the video source." 

The DVI-6000 maximized visual quality during the Madonna concerts by ensuring a pixel-for-pixel image that is guaranteed to be transparent with no frame dropping up to WUXGA 1920 x 1200, facilitating all 24-bits for all scan rates, without contouring or bit reduction. For resolutions above 1920 x 1200, an adaptive bandwidth reduction is applied, with blend of color space compression and frame dropping. An intuitive and adaptive algorithm immediately detects high and low motion content and adapts accordingly, providing concertgoers with a state-of-the-art visual experience.

MultiDyne's DVI-6000 easily supports multiple monitor resolutions and connects to video walls while maintaining a superior video quality, making it the ideal solution for concert locations that require a greater distance between the video source and video walls onstage.

"We are thrilled to have worked with two huge names in the technology service and entertainment industries -- Screenworks-NEP and Madonna, respectively," said Frank Jachetta, president, MultiDyne. "The DVI-6000 eliminates jitter commonly associated with transporting high-resolution video content over long transmission distances through a robust pixel-for-pixel transmission technology that is unique to the MultiDyne brand. The end result is crystal-clear quality video that enhances the overall concert experience." 

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About NEP (
NEP is a leading provider of services and equipment for remote television production, studio production, video display and live-to-web event production. With more than 700 employees worldwide and three decades experience, NEP leads the industry in engineering expertise and technology innovation. The company is majority-owned by American Securities, a private equity firm headquartered in New York, and NEP management.

About MultiDyne (
For more than 30 years, MultiDyne has been a leading provider of innovative video and fiber-optic-based transport systems for the broadcast, cable, satellite, production, digital cinema, pro A/V, corporate, retail, surveillance, teleconferencing, judicial arraignment, transportation, government, military, and healthcare markets. MultiDyne's fiber-optic transport systems for video, SDI, 3G HD, DVB/ASI, VGA, DVI, HDMI, audio, AES, Ethernet, data, CATV, as well as the company's other broadcast accessories are used worldwide by such industry leaders as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, RAI, BBC, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. MultiDyne provides a seven-year warranty on its core product line. For more information, call MultiDyne at 1-877-MULTIDYNE or 1-516-671-7278, visit the company's website at, or send an email to


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