Turkmenistan rolls out Broadcast Solutions OBs ahead of 2017 Asian Games
Broadcast Solutions has delivered two sets of live production units to Turkmenistan. Ordered by Turkish company Polimeks, which is responsible for the construction and delivery of all infrastructure for Turkmenistan Ashgabat Olympic Complex, the sets were shipped beginning of 2016. The two sets consist of four vehicles each: OB Van with 15 /11 cameras, support truck, generator truck and a SNG. The first international event the units will be used for are the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat.
All vehicles were tailor-built to the customer’s wishes and allow for the specific needs of the country and purpose. All vehicles are built to withstand the extreme climatic conditions in Turkmenistan, ranging from -20°C in winter to +50°C in summer. This is realised by highly efficient insulation plus the use of powerful air condition systems.
The OB Vans offer 15/11 Sony cameras, including SuperMotion and UltraMotion cameras and sufficient space for up to 25 operators. Due to their design with redundant power supply and efficient UPS units, both OB Vans can be switched to generator mode interruption-free, in case of an electricity failure.
The support trucks offer a technical room for 3rd PGM. The two SNG units (Volkswagen T5) transmit over dual band (extended-Ku / Ku) and thus can utilise conventional satellites as well as Turkmenistan’s own satellites.
As a special feature the sets include three stage boxes including Mediornet Compact with remote supply via SMPTE 311 cable and two stage boxes for wireless cameras with remote supply via SMPTE 311 cable. Furthermore all workplaces of the slow motion-, GFX-operators, producer and assistant are flexible and can be configured for any occasion.
For both OB Vans the internal video format is 1080p/50 (3G-SDI) or any other common HD or SD format. The complete audio and video system is designed to be flexible and can be easily used and integrated in any kind of TV production situation scenario. Both setups offer up to four individual PGMs maximum.