CP Consolidates In Florida With Big New Facility


A company known for its products and services for broadcast and live event productions has just consolidated its operations by closing its Elmsford, N.Y., and Orlando offices and opening a new 31,000-square foot facility in St. Petersburg, Fla.

This will serve as the new headquarters for the business and technical operations of CP Communications, housing four 53-foot production trucks, a NOC, and a 5,000-square-foot production studio.

Local leaders in Dutchess County, N.Y., need not worry about job losses in a fragile region of the Mid-Hudson Valley.

CP will retain its Fishkill operation, which will continue to house staff, field shops, engineering and local production facilities.

The St. Petersburg facility, CP says, “reflects the broadcast industry’s transition from traditional RF signal transport technologies to IP, cloud and bonded cellular techniques.”

This includes further development of its new Red House Streaming solutions line, a family of production systems tailored for live-streamed events.

CEO Kurt Heitmann calls the 24/7 production studio the crown jewel of the new facility.

CP Communications will equip the studio with its new Red House Streaming STREAM product line of IP Acquisition tools.

“The Tampa area is among the fastest-growing technology and business hubs in the country, and we discovered that St. Petersburg had plenty of flexible industrial space to fit our needs,” Heitmann said. “We simply outgrew our Elmsford facility, and we now have the engineering and production space needed to grow our business. In addition to housing our mobile units, we can bring remote sources from live events into our facility, and cut live to on-air content. We will also accommodate global monitoring capabilities of remote productions from our NOC, as well as live voiceovers, editing and many other production tasks.”

Heitmann adds that the St. Petersburg facility will serve as a developmental base for future Red House Streaming solutions, which the company will officially unveil at the 2019 NAB Show. CP Communications will co-exhibit with partner Mobile Viewpoint at Booth C3307, with product launch details to come.