Mediatec Broadcast taps Lynx, Grass Valley for newest OB unit
Mediatec Broadcast, a European provider that specializes in the management and delivery of technical solutions for broadcast and event productions, has chosen LYNX Technik modular interface solutions for the production and broadcast of sporting and other special events throughout Europe. The gear is in the company’s newest Mediatec OB Van that is based in Sweden and was used for the media and television production services of Sweden’s most popular and elite sports league, the Swedish Hockey League.
The HD12 OB Van includes a Director’s desk with five seats, four slow motion or multi-functional workstations, and an additional expansion module in the control room. The LYNX Technik modular equipment plays an integral role in the new Mediatec HD12 10-camera OB van and integrate seamlessly with10 Grass Valley LDK-800/8300 cameras, a Grass Valley Kayak 2.5 ME video switcher, a Miranda Kaleido-X multi-viewer, a LAWO mc 2 56 audio mixer, a Riedel Artist 64×64 KDO system, and a VSM Studio Control System.
The new Mediatec OB Van “HD12” is based on the standardized “Streamline Concept,” a production design that has been modeled around a user-friendly technology infrastructure, as well as reduced costs. Mediatec was offered the opportunity by Broadcast Solutions to select a mobile broadcast vehicle with a desired feature-set that was already in production, resulting in rapid turn-around and delivery.
Mediatec along with Broadcast Solutions selected LYNX Technik interface solutions to provide the “glue” that would handle signal processing requirements within the OB van and at outside broadcast events. Broadcast Solutions having previously worked with LYNX Technik on a number of projects, based their decision on the high quality, feature-rich, and attractive feature to price ratio that the LYNX solutions offered.
Mediatec currently employs over 40 LYNX Technik Series 5000 and yellobrik interfaces and modules in their HD12 OV Van, which include HD/SD monitoring down converters, dual CVBS-to-SDI decoders/converters and frame synchronisers, analog HD/SD distribution amplifiers, dual HD/SD distribution amplifiers, dual HD/SD frame synchronisers with second input and down conversion, AES embedders/de-embedders, and 3G fibre optic transceivers.
“LYNX Technik is a reliable partner of Mediatec Broadcast and their interface solutions have allowed us to streamline our broadcast event productions all while being one of the most highly efficient modular solutions on the market today,” comments Jens Envall, Chief Engineer at Mediatec Broadcast.