BROADCAST ROUTING, CONTROL AND SIGNAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND INNOVATIVE AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS Snell was formed in 2009 through the combination of Pro-Bel and Snell & Wilcox, two market-leading and innovative players in the global film & broadcast market. Both Pro-Bel and Snell & Wilcox have long track records of success in this market, and a number of industry ''firsts'' in both products and technologies.
The combination of Pro-Bel and Snell & Wilcox brings together a strong history of innovation and groundbreaking technical achievements, including a significant portfolio of intellectual property in image processing and content management. This includes routing, switching, conversion, media management, modular infrastructure, control & monitoring, automation and file-based workflows.
Snell's product range encompasses many of the core building blocks of the modern broadcast facility, and offers a seamless migration path to future technologies.
Routing Mission-critical components in television broadcast and professional video operations that provide the core connectivity for all the signals in a facility.
Modular Infrastructure The digital backbone of a TV facility, providing a wide variety of core video and audio processing operations that enable broadcasters to adapt seamlessly to changing requirements.
Video Format & Standards Conversion Frame rate standards converters enable the international distribution of TV content, while format converters (e.g. HD up/down/cross converters) enable broadcasters to adapt their operations to the latest service offerings.
Production Switchers Mission-critical elements of the live TV production environment, production switchers are used to cut and mix video sources in real-time. Primary applications include news, sports, current events, talk shows, etc.
Master Control Mission critical components of live television and playout facilities that manage feeds going in to and out of the plant. The master control switcher is ordinarily one of the last points in the broadcast plant before a signal goes out live to air, and therefore directly controls what viewers sees at home.
Automation Powerful software system that is used to control the entire television transmission environment. Automation controls all the equipment and systems involved in the playout of TV programming.
Media Management Comprehensive software suite for managing file-based workflows, supporting many business models including multi-site operations.
Control & Monitoring Intelligent control and monitoring systems, integrating both stream and file-based workflows, and providing self-healing capabilities.
At For-A we strive to introduce the world to a wide array of innovative professional video and audio products and to maintain the highest reputation possible in our chosen field. All of our products are designed using the latest in technology and design sense to ensure customer satisfaction.
Television Camera support. We offer a full range of Studio & OB pedestals as well as lightweight and heavyweight Tripods, Pan & Tilt Heads and Dolphin Arm Jibs. We also have a ‘Merlin Arm’ Crane in stock.
We are specialists in buying and selling all the major brands ofprofessional new or used video and broadcast equipment. We purchase your old equipment and pay cash for bundles of items or single items of audio-visual equipment.