sono Studiotechnik equips Harris-based fly-away
Last month Munich-based broadcast systems integrator and international rental company sono Studiotechnik completed acceptance testing for new fly-away production facilities based on technology from Harris Broadcast. This technology will be used in Brazil to provide venue facilities at football stadia around the country.
Working with the project’s prime contractor, Sony Professional, sono Studiotechnik is preparing to provide a venue facility to the event’s curtain-raiser this summer, which will enable the host broadcaster to prepare for the main event next year. For this year’s soccer event, sono Studiotechnik and Sony Professional will provide one stadium with a container based fly-away production facility.
Each mobile production facility integrates numerous Harris Broadcast production components. For the 2014 event, the mobile production facilities will each be based on a Harris Broadcast Platinum IP3 router equipped with integrated HView SX Pro multiviewers. Harris Broadcast signal processing and interfacing equipment includes the Selenio media convergence platform and 6800+ modular core processing devices.
When sono Studiotechnik developed its fly-away production facility, three concepts that were central to its design were transport-ability combined with leading edge technical performance and robust reliability. Harris Broadcast technology fulfills all three of sono Studiotechnik’s requirements, providing key production elements such as routers with advanced multiviewers integrated in a single-frame solution – central to the design of these new mobile facilities – thereby eliminating the need for multple frames.
“With these fly-away production facilities we have proved that we can provide advanced production facilities anywhere in the world, and at any size of event,” comments Franz Olbert, chief finance officer at sono Studiotechnik. “The combination of compact lightweight design, high operational reliability and technical sophistication makes Harris Broadcast equipment ideal for this application. In addition, the support and assistance that their technical teams provide is valuable to us in our growing enterprise operations.”
“Following on from last summer’s games in London where we helped create a sophisticated temporary production facility for the host broadcaster, we are tremendously pleased to be involved in another global sporting event,” comments Harris Morris, CEO, Harris Broadcast. “Mobile production environments provide the ultimate test for any broadcast technology vendor. Our ability to create high-density, high-reliability infrastructure solutions marks us out as the preferred technology supplier for many of the world’s leading production companies. We look forward to working closely with sono Studiotechnik on the run-up to this prestigious event.”