New NEP trucks to cover major sports in Brazil

130326 - NEP - BR1 PhotoNEP has released details of two new mobile production units designed to serve the Brazilian OB market. BR1 is a 12-metre, single expansion trailer that was built from the ground up to meet the live production requirements of Brazilian broadcasters. BR2 is a 14-metre vehicle, originally from NEP’s UK fleet, which has been completely repurposed and refitted for HD production in Brazil.

Both trucks will be operated as part of a complete OB production and transmission solution by Casablanca Online (CBO), a leading provider of digital satellite newsgathering  vehicles and services.

Both BR1 and BR2 include state-of-the-art production, recording and playback, audio and routing equipment. BR1 supports up to 12 Grass Valley HD cameras and includes a Grass Valley Karrera production switcher and three EVS HD video servers to enable tapeless digital recording workflows. A 48-fader Calrec Artemis Beam 5.1 digital audio console is the core of the audio set-up.

In BR2, meanwhile, NEP has integrated a range of HD systems including a Sony MVS-8000A switcher, Calrec Sigma digital audio console, 12 Grass Valley HD cameras, four EVS HD video servers, and complete tape options for both SD and HD.

NEP is providing maintenance, engineering training and account management support for both trucks.

Mike Fernander, president and general manager of NEP, comments: “With these two trucks, NEP is now in the top tier of Brazilian mobile production providers. Through our partnership with CBO, we’re able to bring our world-renowned OB expertise, depth of resources and reliability to Brazilian broadcast customers. With so many high-profile international events on the horizon in Brazil — the World Cup and the 2016 Summer Games, just to name two — we now have powerful resources deployed there to meet the needs of all types of mobile productions.”

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