Broadcast Solutions-built 12G-SDI UHD OB van hits the road for SBS

SBS South KoreaThe end of 2016 saw a spectacular new OB van hitting the roads of South Korea, with broadcaster SBS bringing its UHD 1 OB vehicle into service. Conceived and built by German systems integrator Broadcast Solutions GmbH, the OB Van is the first ever 12G-SDI UHD single link production vehicle to date.

UHD 1 is based on a new Streamline variant, called Alphaline, which comes with special workplace design, room concept and with reduced length in order to cope with the special conditions of South Korean roads. The OB works with up to 12 4K/UHD cameras on the basis of 12G-SDI UHD Single Link and offers sufficient 3G-SDI Quad Link gateways for monitoring purposes. The OB offers sufficient space for teams of up to 18 people working smoothly. Shortly after commissioning, the OB Van successfully passed its first test when producing the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating competition at Gangneung, South Korea. During development and manufacturing of the OB as well as for support during its first production Broadcast Solutions again teamed up with South Korean partner company DongYang Digital (DYD).

Being the first OB Van worldwide, the SBS OB Van works with 12G-SDI UHD Single Link format, using Ikegami cameras and vision mixers. For video-routing and multiviewers SBS relies on Evertz equipment. The customer’s requirements for a compact yet high-powerful vehicle were realized by Broadcast Solutions’ vast experience in building OB Vans. Because of the OB’s compact dimensions the German systems integrator pushes the boundaries in developing up-to-date OB Van designs and solutions. In close cooperation with various manufacturers Broadcast Solutions has conceived an OB Van that offers the best of both worlds: a highly advanced yet compact coach building with sophisticated production and room concepts that incorporates the latest broadcast technology for live TV production. The resulting OB Van offers the customer SBS maximum flexibility and is a future-proof production tool.

Adding a new member to the Streamline Family of OB Vans the Alphaline OB comes with an exceptional coach building, compact overall measurements and sophisticated room concepts, thus offering a refined global workspace design. Although a more specialized and individualized OB Van, the Alphaline, like the other Streamline OBs, can be delivered in a very short time but without any compromises on technology or durability.


Specifications SBS UHD 1 OB Van:

Dimensions (l/w/h):            11,35m (without tractor unit) / 2,55m (stowed) / 3,75m (expanded) / 4m

Weight:    27t

Cameras:   Up to 12x Ikegami UHK-430

Super SloMo / Mini Cameras – on request

Lenses:    Canon

Video Switcher:         Ikegami 3 M/E panel 4DSK/DVE
144 In/48 Out

Video Router: Evertz EMX 12G /3G /HD 128×128

Evertz EQX16 3G / HD 288×288

Monitors:        Production: 3×24” TV-Logic / 4×42” TV-Logic
Slomo: 4×21” TV-Logic
Audio: 3×24” TV-Logic / 2×17” TV-Logic
Engineering: 8×24” TV-Logic / 1×30” Sony

Servers:          2 EVS (12 channels each)

Control Systems:       VSM

Tally System: included in VSM

Modular:        Evertz Modular

Multiviewer:  Evertz VIP-X / VIP-A

Audio Mixer:  Studer Vista X

Audio Matrix: 2x Studer Infinity Core 400 / 768×768

Type of Audio 5.1:     Genelec / Focal

Microphones: Shure / Sennheiser

Multitrack Audio

Recorders:      ProTools / Tascam

Audio Measurement:            Leader LV5490, RTW TM 7

Intercom Matrix:       Riedel, Artist 64

Stagebox System:      Riedel MediorNet

Wireless Talkback:    Riedel RiFace, Motorola, Laon

Subscribe and Get SVG Europe Newsletters