Hitachi Showcases ‘All Under One Roof’ Broadcast Facility Support Capabilities at CABSAT2016

From cameras to OB trucks, SD to UHD, SDI to IP – Hitachi demonstrates leading broadcast production facility design & construction capabilities

At CABSAT, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey (Stand ZA1-30) will present a new and radically different broadcast systemisation capability. From the latest generation of 4K broadcast system cameras, to the latest developments in its OB-BOX concept and mobile transmission vehicles capable of supporting field-based satellite transmissions, the company offers advanced international broadcast system solution capabilities.

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With a bespoke design and manufacturing facility based in Istanbul’s free trade zone, Hitachi provides a combination of market-leading technical capabilities and cost efficiency, all under one roof.

On display at CABSAT will be the latest advances in Hitachi’s OB-BOX, a fully featured modular OB facility which is delivered to the customer and then mounted onto a vehicle’s chassis using a proprietary fixing kit.

This approach significantly reduces the manufacture and delivery time in any market worldwide since it removes the need to source and ship an appropriate vehicle for each customer.

The most important aspect of this revolutionary modular mountable system is its self operating 4-in-1 capabilities. Simultaneously replacing four different vehicles, the OB-BOX meets DSNG (Digital Satellite Newsgathering) applications needs through its on-board 1.5 metre PALS KU band antenna and 15 metre retractable mast fitted with Hitachi’s DK-H100 PTZ camera.

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Secondly, it provides sophisticated production resources for up to seven operators. Production equipment installed within OB-Box includes Hitachi’s SK-HD1300 MOS Series 3G Production Cameras, a 2ME vision switcher, a 48x48 router, a 6-in/2-out slow-motion server, sophisticated graphic manipulation capabilities and a digital audio switcher. The unit is fully air conditioned, ensuring reliable equipment operation and operator comfort in any environmental conditions.

Replacing a third vehicle, OB-BOX comes fitted with an 18.5 KVA generator, helping to ensure reliable and robust independent operation in even the harshest environments. Specifically designed for the ME regional climate, OB-BOX comes fitted with 54,000 BTU fully redundant air conditioning systems, ensuring fresh air circulation in the vehicle as well as efficient equipment cooling.

Also, the OB-BOX’s unique design enables on board storage of all cables and drums needed to stage an outside broadcast anywhere, anytime.

 “12 months after introducing OB-BOX, we return to CABSAT with a concept that provides everything that a broadcaster will need at significantly lower cost and shorter production cycles than traditional OB solutions,” commented Cemal Yilmaz, General Manager of Hitachi Kokusai Turkey.

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Mobile transmission vehicle
Another example of Hitachi’s ‘All Under One Roof’ conceptualization and development capabilities is the company’s Mobile Transmission Vehicle. Designed to enable a broadcaster to get to the news scene and quickly establish links back to the production centre, the off-road vehicle features an on-board 75Ka ‘On The Move’ antenna, which utilizes a combination of Yahsat and LiveU 3G communications to provide rugged and stable satellite communications direct from the field.

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Mobile transmission vehicle
Another example of Hitachi’s ‘All Under One Roof’ conceptualization and development capabilities is the company’s Mobile Transmission Vehicle. Designed to enable a broadcaster to get to the news scene and quickly establish links back to the production centre, the off-road vehicle features an on-board 75Ka ‘On The Move’ antenna, which utilizes a combination of Yahsat and LiveU 3G communications to provide rugged and stable satellite communications direct from the field.

Other Hitachi cameras on display at CABSAT include:
-    SK-HD1300 MOS Series 3G 1080p production camera.
-    The 1080i “Z-HD6000” portable, dockable HDTV studio and EFP camera with three 2/3-inch MOS 2.6 megapixel sensors providing 1100TV resolution.
-    DK-H200 3G 1080p Box Type POV camera.
-    16-bit SK-HD1500 high speed HD production camera. Developed for super slo-motion applications and capable of 3X speed 1080-line HD operation, with fully digital optical transmission system in an HDTV production camera. 

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All Hitachi cameras feature the company’s enhanced transmission technology, which significantly extends the maximum cable length possible between camera head and control unit by around 4000m.

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“This is our biggest and most comprehensive CABSAT exhibit and will showcase our market-leading capabilities in the broadcast facilities market,” commented Cemal Yilmaz, General Manager of Hitachi Kokusai Turkey. “From studio cameras, through versatile OB facilities to mobile transmission vehicles we will demonstrate a new and radically different approach to supporting our customers from a single highly specialized facility in Istanbul. Last year was tremendously successful for us and in 2016 we intend to build on that success”

About Hitachi Kokusai Electric
Hitachi Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31 2014) totalled $93.4 billion USD. Hitachi is focusing more than ever on Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, healthcare and other. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.
Hitachi Ltd is a major stakeholder of Hitachi Kokusai Electric which is a world renowned manufacturers of innovative, high-performance telecommunication products. Hitachi Kokusai Electric is one of the most significant Japanese companies developing advanced broadcast camera technology.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey is an independent subsidiary company aimed at supporting Hitachi’s business development activities in the Middle East, Africa, Russia and CIS region.  Hitachi Kokusai Turkey is headquartered in Istanbul in the Republic of Turkey and opened its offices on June 10, 2013. Hitachi Kokusai Turkey provides services such as sales and maintenance, and also develops its "local production for local consumption" business model focussed on locally developed, designed, and manufactured products in Turkey's free trade zones (specially developed areas that support companies that export products manufactured in free trade zones from Turkey).

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