SingEx, the company that operates Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria, selected Ideal Systems to provide a NewTek NDI® solution for its first hybrid event since the outbreak of Covid-19.
The third edition of Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC – A HANNOVER MESSE event (ITAP 2020) took place in Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria with full Covid-19 precautions, safe distancing, safe entry and Singapore’s TraceTogether mobile app.
Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and health concerns, the event was changed to a hybrid physical and online event with local and virtual attendees and panelists.
There were over 5,000 registered attendees, while 100 invited guests were physically present for the opening ceremony.
For greater interactivity and audience engagement, Ideal Systems was selected to provide critical NDI® and AV infrastructure for the event.
The solution Ideal Systems provided was based on NewTek™ NDI® at the heart of the event control and command center. The system used the advanced functionality of the new NewTek™ TriCaster 2 Elite which provided a key feature called “Live Call Connect”.
This allowed for the seamless integration of multiple remote panelists who joined by video-call using Zoom, Skype TX and Microsoft Teams.
This was done by converting their video calls into unique NDI® IP inputs which could be switched, mixed and controlled independently by the TriCaster 2 Elite.
This enabled the virtual panelists to be presented together in their sessions with the local moderator and local panelists on the stage screen in the main event theatre.
Fintan Mc Kiernan, CEO if Ideal Systems Singapore, said: “This was a great experience for us to use the latest NewTek NDI® IP video technologies to drive a live international event of this scale and we are honoured to work with companies like SingEx who have great technical foresight to leverage these new IP video technologies to overcome the challenges presented by Covid-19.”