As revealed by Broadcast in February, the All3Media owned producer is updating its facilities in order to make programmes, including soap Hollyoaks, in HD.
The Cygnus is a 576 x 576 frame currently equipped 132 x 144. It is being used with an already-installed Aurora control system and associated panels from Pro-Bel.
Graham Deaves, a former technical director and now consultant to Lime Pictures who worked extensively on the project, said: "We have used Pro-Bel routers for our SD productions.
"A year ago we introduced a small Sirius router from the company for HD work but when we started to move the whole operation over to HD we built a brand new CAR and completely new infrastructure so that was the time to put in a new, large-scale HD router. We have always found Pro-Bel's technology to be very reliable."
Cygnus is 1080p 3Gbit/s native and offers up to 576 x 576 routing in a single 26U housing, including PSUs. There is also a 288 x 576 version in a 21U housing.
"We are also pleased that our reliability has been recognised,” said Adrian Scott, chief marketing officer for Pro-Bel. “That cannot be underestimated in the world of routing and control.”
Pro-Bel develops and manufactureres routing and switching, automation, control and Monitoring and modular signal processing tools for the broadcast market.