Sony and Deltatre Partner to Deliver 16 New Sports Graphics Vehicles

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Sony and deltatre have announced an agreement to replace the digital media service company’s entire fleet of 16 digital sports vans. Sony will work alongside deltatre to create the specially designed vehicles that are essential to deltatre’s production of some of Europe’s most prominent sporting events.

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This latest agreement signals the next step in a long-lasting and valued relationship with Sony. Building on the success of past projects, deltatre will overhaul its entire fleet of digital sports graphics vehicles and replace them with tailor-made vans that are 3D-ready.

The first phase of this project, delivering eight vehicles, was completed in March 2012. The second phase of eight further vehicles will be delivered by July 2012 in time for the new sports season. To make the vans a reality, Sony will work with coachbuilder Tomassini and installation specialists CRV.

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The new graphics vans will include:   
•Innovative monitor stack to create a 6 x 40" monitor wall   

•Extensive ‘Patch Panel’ allowing flexible and easy connection between the vans and the main Outside Broadcast (OB) units   

•Audio circuits for talkback to the main OB unit   

•Three-phase system with main and backup circuits, with UPS and isolating transformer   

•Installation of deltatre computers

6 x 40" monitor wall

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deltatre is one of the global leading digital media service companies . Having established itself as a leading enabler in digital sport production, deltatre has worked with major broadcasters, including, BSkyB, BBC and Sky Italia using a range of data gathering tools and third party sources.

Carlo Lisa, Director of Sales & Business Development of deltatre, said, “This latest implementation will allow deltatre to future proof its position as one of the leading digital media services companies in sports production. Working with Sony gives us access to its heritage and skill-set, we can count on solid and innovative technologies that will power the greatest sporting events in the world. Knowing that we share the same values and attention to detail, reinforces our view of Sony as a partner rather than a supplier. It also reassures our customers that we will continue to meet the very strict service levels that we agree with them.”

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With phase one complete, Sony and deltatre will continue to work together at Sony's Italian production hub to ensure the smooth delivery of the second phase of the project.

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Scott Alford, Senior Manager, Professional Solutions, Sony said, “We are delighted to continue our long-term partnership with deltatre, following on from our first vans that we built together, we are now working on the second set of eight vehicles that will make up deltatre's entire fleet. By building the 16 vehicles in Italy, with a local team led by Daniele Cadelli and supported by Enrico Decapitani, we have been able to offer a close working partnership that allows us to respond quickly to deltatre's feedback. ”

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