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Broadcast Networks Completes 4x4 HD Vehicle

4-camera off-road DSNG delivered to state broadcaster in record time

Systems Integration specialist Broadcast Networks recently completed the design and build of a 4-camera High Definition Digital Satellite News Gathering vehicle for the National TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BTRC).

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Designed as a dual-path digital uplink system and mounted on a 4-wheel-drive chassis, this truck can go anywhere. Rugged and flexible, BTRC now deploys this new addition to its fleet at various sports and entertainment events.

The system offers full production and audio facilities, with Sony HDC-1550 HD cameras and a PDW-F800 XDCAM HD camcorder with Link Research wireless system; a Sony MFS-2000 Multi-format switcher, Evertz EQT 32x32 video router and a Yamaha DM1000 digital audio console. Uplink facilities include CPI Satcom amplifiiers, Tandberg encoders and Newtec up-converters. The vehicle is able to operate autonomously with an on-board 24KVA generator and crane.

Working in close partnership with Sony Professional Services, the project was completed in a challenging build-schedule of just 24 days.

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“The Broadcast Networks team has a proven track record of building high quality DSNG trucks,” says Dmitry Shilo, BTRC’s technical director. “They clearly understood our operational requirements and have delivered to us a vehicle which not only provides excellent production facilities and a comfortable workspace, but one that can also cope with the most harsh climates and terrains. Our schedule was intense. Broadcast Networks met this challenge and completed the project within the 24-day window, without compromising standards. This was a great achievement and we are delighted with the results.”

“BTRC brought some unique challenges to the table, both in terms of system design and project timings,” says Tom Haye, Managing Director of Broadcast Networks. “Our customers rely on our technical expertise and innovative design solutions to meet their needs, and our strong project-management to meet their deadlines. This project was one of just seventeen vehicles we have successfully completed and delivered in 2010.”

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About Broadcast Networks Ltd

Broadcast Networks is a UK-based Systems Integrator with clients the world over. From High Definition studio systems to Outside Broadcast vehicles, on location communications to satellite uplinks, Broadcast Networks offer a totally integrated and bespoke solution. The team’s technical and operational experience means it can meet the demands of both broadcast and IT-centric projects. The company’s very flexible approach and a high level of commitment and service ensure it meets all customers’ needs.

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