Broadcast Solutions delivers NEP Switzerland’s first full 4K OB truck

The Streamline S 12 4K belonging to NEP Switzerland is named Ultra HD-41.

The Streamline S 12 4K belonging to NEP Switzerland is named Ultra HD-41.

The new production vehicle is a Streamline S 12 4K developed and delivered by Broadcast Solutions GmbH, and is the first 4K OB van in Switzerland. This new vehicle offers more space due to a new room concept for the production area, works with up to 12 cameras in UHD, and can be staffed with up to 20 operators.

The Streamline S 12 4K is named Ultra HD-41 and will cover the Swiss Football Raiffeisen Super League in 4K starting in July 2016. For the customer NEP Switzerland the short delivery time and the flexibility in terms of workplace, audio equipment and overall design were important factors that led to the selection of Broadcast Solutions.

Trond Hermansen, CTO NEP Switzerland, comments on the collaboration with Broadcast Solutions: “Time was an important factor, since from the assignment to produce the Swiss Football Super League to the first productions we only had less than a six-month time for developing and testing the OB van.”

Streamline OB trucks are a family of pre-engineered OB vans that come in five different versions, all available in 4K. Although the Streamline OBs are nearly “off-the-shelf” vehicles that offer significant price advantages and short delivery times they are equipped with the latest high-end technology and make use of sophisticated concepts with regards to workspace design and flexibility.

Hermansen continues: “I think the Streamline S12 4K is very flexible – in a lot of ways – [and that is] what I like very much. It is an open solution and we can easily adapt different setups and change positions within the OB. The sophisticated KVM system makes it easy to change the working positions.”

Rainer Kampe, CTO at Broadcast Solutions, reamrks: “The Streamline S12 4K is the next logical step for our Streamline OB van family. We can build and deliver the 4K versions within the same short time-frame and with the same cost-advantages. Moreover, using the new room layout there is more space in the production area, offering enough space for 20 people in total to work in the OB with ease. The focus on a sophisticated audio section, KVM and control solution makes the OB very flexible in terms of its use. The ingenious audio-video core processing system opens up possibilities to scale for future IP-workflows.”

Features of the new truckm include:

Dimensions (l/w/h): 14m (without tractor unit) / 2,55m (stowed) / 3,75m (expanded) / 3,9m

Weight: 18t

Cameras: 10x Panasonic AK-UC 3000, Super SloMo / Mini Cameras – on request

Video Switcher: Grass Valley Karrera 8 M/E with Standard K-Frame and 3 M/E panel 96HD, HD 3G, 24 UHD in x 48 HD 3 G out = 12 UHD out

Video Router: Imagine Communications Platinum 256×328

Monitors: 6x 64” NEC, 12x 23” NEC, UHD Monitor Sony (Production) / 3x 17” Sony, 1x 21” BON, 4x 23” NEC (Camera Shading)

Servers: 4x EVS XT4K, 2x EVS Epsio Paint, 1x EVS XFile3

Control System: VSM

Tally System: Included in VSM

Modular: Imagine Selenio, Axon

Audio-Video Core

Processing System: Riedel MicroN

Multiviewer: Imagine Communications Platinum SX Pro 144×21 Heads

Audio Mixer: Lawo mc256 with 48 faders

Audio Matrix: Lawo Nova 73 compact 5120×5120

Intercom Matrix: Riedel, Artist 128 / Riedel MediorNet Stagebox System

Wireless Talkback: Riedel Riface / Motorola

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