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Ensemble Designs broadcasts Olympics

Two employees from a Nevada City broadcasting company recently returned from Beijing after setting up broadcasting equipment for the 2008 Olympics.

The International Broadcast Center for the Olympics in Beijing is using several video and audio technology systems manufactured by Ensemble Designs. The IBC is a transmission and distribution center for a large amount of signals, according to a statement from Ensemble Designs.

Like other high tech companies in the region, Ensemble Designs exports millions of dollars worth of equipment each year. Started in 1989 by former television station engineer David Wood, the local company is one of several spin-offs from the Grass Valley Group.

Ensemble Designs equipment used to broadcast this summer’s Olympics includes an in-house TV distribution network with over 40 channels that provides information and images to correspondents and reporters. This system allows reporters to cover many events without having to physically be in several places at once.

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