NEP Germany launches four new Streamline S8 OB Vans
Broadcast Solutions GmbH has handed over four new Streamline S8 OB vehicles to NEP Germany. They comprise three identical HD OB Vans and one 4K OB Van, all based on the Streamline S8 model. All production vehicles are realised with a self-propelled truck and are suitable for up to eight camera productions. The main goal for NEP is the production of coverage of the German ice hockey league.
With the handover of the last OB Van, Broadcast Solutions GmbH has completed another major contract for the German division of TV service provider NEP. The innovative space concept incorporates a storage compartment in the rear of the car, which can accommodate the complete camera equipment as well as tripods and cables, thus eliminating the need for an additional support vans.
The identical type of the vans supplied to NEP Germany reduces costs on purchase as well as in daily operation. The technology in all four vehicles is identical, thereby making the workflows in productions simplified. Production setups can be stored and loaded across the vehicles, and the staff quickly feel at home in the OB vans. As a result NEP can minimise setup times and save training costs. For the teams, the various OB vehicles are always similar in their basic design. With frequently changing locations and similar productions, this concept offers decisive advantages towards other suppliers on the market.
Christer Pålsson, CEO at NEP Germany, comments on the decision made to purchase the four S8 OB Vans: “It was crucial for us to obtain identical production units when ordering the four S8 OB Vans that fit perfectly as workhorses in everyday use. They are easy to use, work absolutely reliably and – with the 4K model – we can handle high-class UHD productions quick and cost-effective. Due to the long-term collaboration with Broadcast Solutions, we can always be sure that price, performance and technology are absolutely right.”
The Streamline OB Van family consists of modular, pre-configured OB Vans, which can be delivered quickly and with significant cost advantages. By implementing the Streamline vehicles, Broadcast Solutions has lifted the construction of OB Vans to a new level – from intricate custom-made items, to an OB Van as an ‘off-the-shelf’ product. Nevertheless the concept is so flexible that it can be adapted to the customer’s individual requirements. Expansion capabilities with UHD technology have already been integrated into the basic design, so Broadcast Solutions has already delivered several 4K versions of their Streamline OB Vans in 2016. The possibility to build fully 4K-capable OB Vans with innovative concepts and short delivery times once again underpins the sophisticated concept of the Streamline OB vans.
Selected specifications for NEP Germany S8 4K:
Dimensions (l/w/h): 7,9m / 2,5m / 2,3m (box body)
Cameras: 6x Grass Valley LDX86 Universe
Video Switcher: Grass Valley Karrera K-Frame, 2 UHD ME/Es
Video Router: Imagine Communications Platinum 128×128
Monitors: 4x 49” Sony, 4×23” NEC (Production Area)
4×21” BON (Camera Shading)
3x 24” NEOVO (Slomo Area)
2x 23” NEC (Audio Area)
Server: 2 x EVS XT3, 12 channels each
Control System: VSM
Tally System: integrated in VSM
Modular: Lynx, Imagine
Measurement: Phabrix QX, Tektronix WFM 5200
Multiviewer: Imagine Communications Platinum SX Pro
Audio Mixer: Lawo mc236 with 24 Faders
Audio Matrix: integrated in mc236 / Lawo DALLIS Audio Stagebox
Audio Monitoring: Genelec 5.1
Audio Multi-Track: Ableton
Intercom Matrix: Riedel Artist 64 / Riedel MediorNet Stagebox System
Wireless Talkback: Riedel Riface / Motorola
KVM: Guntermann & Drunck