IBC 2019: Broadcast Solutions to present new 12G-SDI Ultra HD OB van
At IBC in Amsterdam next month, Broadcast Solutions will showcase a new model in its Streamline range of OB vans.
The new S12T model is based on a 26-ton self-driving truck with a single expansion box-body buildup. It works with up to 12 UHD cameras based on 12G-SDI UHD Single Link and offers sufficient 3G-SDI Quad Link gateways for monitoring purposes.
With this new model, the company says that it is “once again making use of innovative and future-driven technology combined with flexible workspace and room layouts.”
“All decisions of the Broadcast Solutions team aim at maximising the use of space and resources within the vehicle, thus offering sufficient space for teams of up to 14 people working conveniently,” it adds.
The van is said to offer the best of both worlds: “a highly advanced yet compact coach building with sophisticated production and room concepts that incorporate the latest broadcast technology for live TV production. The resulting OB Van offers maximum flexibility in a future-proof production tool.”
The van features a Ross Ultrix router for video/audio routing, multiviewers and embedding/de-embedding, a Grass Valley Kahuna 6400 (2ME) video switcher and a Lawo mc2 56 MKII console for audio mixing. A Riedel Artist system and Draco tera equipment are included for communication and connection.
As a first in the Streamline family of OB Vans, Broadcast Solutions’ self-developed control system ‘hi’ is used in the S12T.
Hi controls all production-relevant areas in the vehicle such as video/audio router, multiviewers and tally. Touch controls and newly developed hi hardware control panels are said to simplify day-to-day production operations in the OB Vans.