O2 Czech Republic adds a Streamline S12T OB van from Broadcast Solutions to its fleet

Mobile network company O2 Czech Republic has added a new Broadcast Solutions Streamline OB van to its fleet, complementing an existing model systems integrator Broadcast Solutions delivered a couple of years ago. The move comes as O2, which has covered the country’s major football league for a couple of years now, looks to cope with additional games and projects that are in the pipeline.

As was the case with the first OB, Broadcast Solutions again co-operated with Slovak partners Elektronika and IVC to build and deliver the unit.

For this van, Broadcast Solutions combined its Streamline concept with customer specific needs. The S12T is designed as a truck/box body combination with one extension. It offers space for up to 14 workplaces and can be operated with up to 12 cameras; a unique combination for OB vans of this size.

O2’s truck was delivered with 10 Grass Valley cameras. In addition, a Grass Valley Kula 3 M/E vision mixer, EVS Slomo servers and a Lawo mc256 are in place. Considering flexibility and interconnectivity options Riedel’s MediorNet (with 15 MicroN units) acts as the routing platform. Combined with two video stageboxes, based on Riedel’s Compact Pro, and one audio stagebox, based on Lawo’s Compact I/O, the OB is equipped to be ready for all interconnectivity and upgrade possibilities. Talkback and intercom also depend on Riedel equipment. As the overall control layer, all parties opted for Lawo’s VSM-System.

Jan Chodora, CEO at IVC, commented: “We´ve been in close contact with Broadcast Solutions for many years. Our extraordinary mutual rapport is based not only upon their engineering skills and experiences but especially on friendly atmosphere and mutual trust. Based on that we successfully delivered several OB vans and therefore when new projects arise our decision to co-operate with Broadcast Solutions is natural.”

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