ARET is first Ross Video openTruck SI in EMEA region
ARET Audio & Video Engineering, based in Milan, Italy, has become the first Certified Systems Integrator for the openTruck standard in EMEA. Launched at NAB in 2014, openTruck is an open-access performance blueprint for mobile production that delivers a predictable production experience and the highest quality content. Whether customers require a network broadcast, Internet delivery, or OTT and VOD services, openTruck helps maintain high-quality production values and consistency of final product, ensuring a healthy return on investment.
The openTruck initiative involves partnerships with equipment manufacturers, system integrators, truck builders, mobile producers and freelance operators. openTruck designs support varying crew capacities, sometimes even supporting twice the number of positions normally found in a vehicle of a particular size. Smaller vehicles and enclosures provide better fuel efficiency, which leads to significantly lower costs to travel from event to event. openTruck is also vehicle agnostic and can be built in varying sizes depending on specific needs. Flight packs, Sprinter-type vans, trailers and forty foot boxes have all have been created around the many advantages of openTruck.
Commenting on the relationship with ARET, Steve Romain, Director of Special Projects at Ross Video, notes “ARET has been a Ross Video partner for a number of years now and is a very forward-thinking company. openTruck is an incredibly progressive standard which is open to all and totally focused on helping our customers. I’m therefore delighted that ARET has become our first Certified integration partner for openTruck and look forward seeing openTruck grow in EMEA as it has in North America”.
Alessandro Asti, Managing Partner of ARET, is similarly enthusiastic. “ARET has worked in OB van turnkey design and integration for 40 years and we’ve delivered over 450 vans worldwide in that time. We firmly believe that the openTruck initiative is badly needed; it offers an extremely high level of production consistency, and customers want the certainty and quality that it provides”.
ARET will be showcasing openTruck at IBC 2016 in the outdoor exhibition area – plot number 0.E01. Ross Video will be exhibiting our full range of Smart Production solutions on booth 11.C10.