Broadcast Rental launches scalable and lightweight UHD fly-pack

Broadcast Rental has launched a scalable and lightweight UHD fly-pack. Broadcast Rental’s new modular and UHD-capable fly-pack system is an ultra-compact portable solution that delivers a workflow designed to simplify and support complex live productions anywhere in the world.

The set up is prepared for up to 16 camera channels, but is easy to expand to up to 24 camera channels by adding another CCU module, the company stated.

The customer can decide on the brand and type of camera to be used. The fly-pack can not only accommodate common B4 mount cameras like Grass Valley and Sony, and can also accommodate large sensor cinema cameras – in combination with Ereca Camracers – such as the Sony Venice, F55 or Arri Alexa.

In addition, the brand of the intercom system, audiodesk, and videoswitch are flexible if required.

The system is designed for large UHD productions. At its heart is the Ross Ultrix router together with Axon Cerebrum control platform. In the key aspects of the set up Broadcast Rental has chosen to use IP, such as the RTS Odin Intercom, Tallysystem, KVM extension and Dante audio distribution systems. Based on this proven IP infrastructure, the fly-pack is ready to deliver any future needs of clients.

With Axon’s Cerebrum control and monitoring platform, the guarantee engineer can control multiple systems at the same time. Also, the core of the pack is the Ross Ultrix 144 x 144 router. This router is equipped with all available licenses, such as twelve multiviewer outputs and embedding and de-embedding madistreams. In the standard set-up, the fly-pack is equipped with Ross XPression graphics and a Ross Carbonite Black production switcher.

The fly-pack is one of a kind because of its diminutive size, stated Broadcast Rental. The company has made every effort to design a lightweight system with a small footprint that could be easily transported on a commercial flight, ensuring mobility and speed of deployment. During its design, the system had to be of a modular and scalable so that more cameras, recording, playout, RF-transmissions and audio features could be added if required to provide a streamlined workflow.

The production desks are designed by Broadcast Rental’s inhouse R&D department. They can easily be stacked on a Euro-pallet for transportation.

The fly-pack has been successfully used by clients at live events across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Due to the modular set up of the system, the Broadcast Rental fly-pack is ideal for any type of production worldwide, claimed the company.

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