NEP releases next-generation Supershooter 5 mobile unit
NEP Group’s US Broadcast Services team has released a new mobile unit, Supershooter 5. The 1080p-ready and 4K-capable truck is the first of the company’s fully IP mobile units to be powered by its new proprietary broadcast control and monitoring system to streamline the configuration and connection of on-site and remote facilities.
“Though the footprint and technology in this unit are nearly identical to others in our fleet, our new broadcast control system really makes Supershooter 5 a next-generation truck,” said Glen Levine, president of NEP’s US Broadcast Services group. “The adoption and explosion of IP technologies and the shift towards centralised production workflows has been revolutionary for the industry. With our broadcast control system, we can really harness the power of this technology while reducing complexity and speeding up the configuration process. It is really transformative and will help us bridge the gap between existing and future technologies.”
Andrew Jordan, NEP’s global CTO, said: “This broadcast control system also starts moving us to a place where our mobile units, flypacks, studios and centralised production facilities will all be on the same platform – making us much more flexible, adaptable and agile for our clients. It was developed entirely in-house by a fantastic team of software and broadcast engineers and is going to be a key component of our future technology development.”
Supershooter 5, which debuted at The Masters golf tournament in early April, is a single-truck unit that offers a flexible support truck, when needed, for additional production space. It features a Grass Vally Kayenne X-Frame switcher, a Calrec Apollo audio console, Sony HDC-3500 cameras and EVS XT VIA servers.