IBC 2019: hi-human interface takes control in new Chromaline OB van

Italian SI company Chromaline has built a large UHD OB van, working with up to 30 cameras, for Italian broadcast and event company Videe. The vehicle will be at IBC next week at Stand O.C02.

For its largest OB Van development to date Chromaline has chosen hi-human interface by Broadcast Solutions as the core control system within OB X. Developing OB X Chromaline, has used a new approach in terms of design, room concepts, integrated equipment, workflows and interior design.

Nicola Dall’Asta, CEO Chromaline, said, “everything in the OB van is tailor-made, and besides the production capabilities the main goal was to develop an OB comfortable to work in – the people was one focus. In developing OB X, we started from scratch, and our goal was to think a new about OB vans. The new hi control system mirrors this approach perfectly; it puts the user first. Therefore, it was a natural decision to deploy it in OB X.”

Implemented in OB X, hi is designed to control audio/video signal routing, multiviewers and tally. Intuitive touch controls and newly developed hi hardware control panels simplify day-to-day production operations. hi is a native IP-enabled control tool and in the OB X integrates with Imagine Communications router, embedders and multiviewers.

Using the latest auto-discovery and zero-config technologies, hi reduces the setup and configuration time of broadcast and A/V-media systems dramatically. Via a user interface that resembles those of common smart mobile devices, hi provides easy control and monitoring of complex infrastructures. It makes the configuration process smart and easy, detects new devices automatically and protects the user from false-configurations.

The hi system is built on a decentralised software architecture and can run on almost any platform – a laptop, dedicated servers, server clusters, and also in data centres or on cloud services like AWS or Microsoft Azure.

This architecture ensures uninterrupted availability, even if hardware, power or protocol failures occur. Self-healing algorithms ensure that all parts of the system are up and running properly – even if they are distributed over different hardware platforms, or working from separate locations.

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