CHICAGO, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The sweat on their brows, the dimples on the ball, the detail of the grass -- this summer's hot Pro Golf Tour has never looked sharper in the homes, clubs and sports bars of fans around the world. Behind these popular, high visibility HDTV broadcasts is NEP Supershooters. As the creative possibilities and consumer appetite for exciting, engaging, stunningly produced sporting events like the PGA Tour and prime time football put the press on broadcasters, NEP SuperShooters has gained a reputation as the gold standard for state-of-the-art mobile broadcast of live sports entertainment. And enabling the vital fiberoptic connectivity needed for a flawless live production are miniature video media converters (M-VMC's) and video media converter racks (VMCR's) from Stratos Optical Technologies. Stratos Optical Technologies is a leading innovator of fiber connectivity solutions for broadcasters, offering a full line of products for fiber transport of HDTV signals from the source, between production trucks, and all point-to-point HD signal deployment. The VMC's employed by NEP Supershooters for the Pro Golf Tour are recognized as the best of breed among broadcasters. They provide the necessary media conversion between legacy BNC-equipped 75-ohm coax equipment to a fiber link that eliminates distance restrictions and re- clocking issues encountered with HDTV signal deployment. Also employed for the PGA Tour are Stratos VMCR kits. These provide rugged 1-RU high housing, power and diagnostics for up to 16 channels of BNC-to-fiber conversion. Inside, transmit and receive modules can be custom configured to accommodate various OB, ENG and studio assignments. The PGA tour is not the first high profile showing for the Stratos products -- they were performing behind the scenes for Hollywood's red carpet awards night, Super Bowl XXXVIII, and the Olympics to name a few. As fiber becomes the standard for live productions and more fiber networks are installed in new and existing stadiums, Stratos' expanding product line offers reliable solutions for bringing crystal clear images home to the viewer. For price and delivery quotations contact Broadcast Product Manager Bill Hollis at 708-457-2513 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Product information is available on the company website http://www.stratoslightwave.com . About Stratos Optical Technologies Stratos Optical Technologies is a leading innovator in the video transport market, leveraging the company's technical expertise in the design of optoelectronics and miniaturized packaging. The company offers a range of digital video aggregation and transport solutions that are compliant with DVB- ASI and SMPTE HD/SD/SDI protocol standards, from video-capable transmit/receive modules to customized subsystems. Stratos is expanding to address other related signals like audio, data and remote control. About NEP Supershooters, division of NEP Broadcasting Award-winning NEP Supershooters is known as the gold standard in TV production, providing state-of-the-art mobile broadcast facilities supported by the best technical expertise and production services. The company designs, builds and maintains its own facilities, creating customized mobile production units to match specific client needs and to provide complete customer satisfaction. The world's leading broadcasting organizations and networks depend on NEP for major sporting and entertainment events. NEP Broadcasting LLC is the leading international provider of outsourced teleproduction services critical to the delivery of live sports and entertainment events. The world's premiere broadcast networks and production companies look to NEP to provide state-of-the-art facilities, engineering expertise and the finest customer service, in support of telecasts of major events and programs around the globe. Corporate headquarters for NEP Broadcasting LLC is located in Pittsburgh, PA 15238. More information is available on the company website http://guardian.nepinc.com .
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