Rec4Box and Grass Valley Collaborate on Mobile Production Vehicles

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Rec4Box OB Factory is pleased to announce a collaboration with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, which will define an exciting new range of production trailers for the U.S. market. The “Corsair,” Rec4Box’s updated 26’ vehicle, as well as the newly announced 37’ 5th-wheel trailer “Galleon” series, will both sport a Grass Valley Karrera K-Frame Video Production Center switcher.

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“We’ve had numerous requests from the U.S. market to provide Grass Valley switchers in our vehicles. Karrera provides outstanding value and excellent mid-range switcher performance while facilitating workflows that support very complex productions,” says Rob Poretti, vice president sales & marketing, Rec4Box OB Factory. Rec4Box CTO, Jonathan Fortin adds, “The engineering and integration support at Grass Valley has been second-to-none. They really understand both the technical and commercial support required in developing cost effective but high-end mobile technology solutions.”

Rec4Box has developed a modern outside mobile broadcasting unit that exceeds the highly creative demands of production teams while managing the realities of tighter budgets and production timelines. Rec4Box vehicles are designed in collaboration with directors, producers and technicians to offer a transformative working environment—with modular and adaptable configurations, workstation ergonomics that promote outstanding comfort, trendy interior design and quick transportability and setup.

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“The demands on a mobile broadcasting operation are intense, making reliability, simplicity, scalability and ease of integration all critical when selecting the various components that power the workflow,” notes Stephen Stubelt, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Grass Valley. “Rec4Box chose Karrera K-Frame switchers based on proven performance in OB van environments and will be better positioned to meet the needs of its customer base. Together, we’ve been able to ensure that the next generation of Rec4Box mobile units is ready for anything a broadcaster may require.”

Karrera K-Frame Video Production Center switcher

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“Rec4Box continues to focus on the four fundamental principles on which we built this company: innovative and powerful technology, versatility, low energy and fast deployment,” said Joel Fortin, vice president of operations at Rec4Box. “Providing cost-effective solutions while keeping an eye on our four pillars is why our vehicles are in high demand. Customers understand the value that we’re providing—and the serious power to handle any production requirement quickly. Grass Valley products are perfectly aligned with our company mandate and development rationale.”

About Grass Valley
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers Future-Ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows, combined with expert consultation and insight that lead to sustainable success. Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world.

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