New Harris-featuring Gearhouse HD OB vehicle to be deployed for sports and more

Harris Broadcast is working together with Gearhouse Broadcast to supply technology for a cost-effective and flexible HD outside broadcast (OB) concept.

The project centres around an eight-camera channel HD OB trailer that can house an eight-person production crew. Targeting the small event OB market, the vehicle features Harris Broadcast’s router, multiviewers, modular interface platform, computer graphics, and video signal test and measurement systems.

Gearhouse Broadcast says this fully HD-capable OB vehicle is suited to a broad range of applications including IPTV and live web streaming productions with up to seven-camera live sports broadcasts.

Eamonn Dowdall, business development director at Gearhouse Broadcast, comments: “Our challenge was to design maximum functionality in minimum space and with inherent flexibility in set-up and output. Harris Broadcast is the logical choice given its breadth of product portfolio and the integrated manner in which the company’s workflow components operate. Without this capability, it would be difficult to build so much power and performance into such a compact OB facility.”

Mathias Eckert, vice-president, sales and services, Europe & Africa at Harris Broadcast, says: “Gearhouse Broadcast leads the field in terms of its ability to develop mobile broadcast solutions that are suited to a broad diversity of production scenarios. With this new HD vehicle, they have created a solution that will have broad international appeal and will be a popular exhibit at IBC.”

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