NEP Belgium Embrace New Design and IP-Workflows with Unit 18

NEP Belgium Embrace New Design and IP-Workflows with Broadcast Solutions’ Streamline S8L UHD OB Van

NEP Belgim's Streamline S8L UHD OB Van by Broadcast Solutions

NEP Belgium run their first unit of the Broadcast Solutions developed Streamline OB Van family. Unit 18, the newly added production vehicle, is an S8L and represents a new variant, the German system integrator added to its Streamline Family of OB Vans. With new room concepts and additional interconnectivity technology, the S8L offers more flexibility during productions and adapts to future IP-based workflows.

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The OB Van is working in HD and UHD format alike and can handle productions with up to 12 (HD) or 4 (UHD) cameras. Due to a change in workplace design (the production bench is arranged alongside the driving motion), the S8L stands out with ten comfortable workplaces. Housed in a self-propelled box-body/truck combination, the OB Van offers three separate working areas: Production, Audio, Engineering. An additional novelty refers to more flexible interconnectivity capabilities, using IP-based audio and video bridging devices.

NEP Belgium Embrace New Design and IP-Workflows with Broadcast Solutions’ Streamline S8L UHD OB Van

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For basic production tools, the S8L sticks to the field-proven mix of reliable technology by major global brands, but with slight changes that extend the van’s capabilities massively. Broadcast Solutions equipped the S8L with a SONY XVS6000 vision mixer, Imagine SX Pro video matrix and multiviewer, IHSE KVM and Riedel Artist intercom – with an AES67-card to implement a Bolero Wireless Intercom in a second step. A Lawo mc²36 40-fader console with its compact size, its integrated router, in-built DSP and I/O meet all the requirements for 5.1 Surround productions and workflows. With a Genelec 5.1 Monitoring-System, all audio needs will be fully satisfied.

NEP Belgium Embrace New Design and IP-Workflows with Broadcast Solutions’ Streamline S8L UHD OB Van

Sound Area

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Technological Innovations

New to the S8 and the Streamline OB Vans in general, is the implementation of a Lawo V__matrix software-defined IP-routing and processing core which handles processing, De-/Embedding and RGB colour correction of the signals. The S8L comes with two video stageboxes, each equipped with a Lawo V__link4. This provides a one-box-solution for all the requirements of IP-based stageboxes including video and audio signal transport and processing. The video stageboxes provide 4x 3G/HD/SD SDI inputs and outputs. Each stagebox is connected via a 2x10GbEthernet fiber to the V__matrix IP-Core. The system supports 2022-6/7 video streams and Ravenna/AES67 audio streams.

For flexible audio connectivity one audio stagebox with Lawo’s mc² Compact I/O has been chosen to expand the mc²36’s connectivity. Connected via fiber, the ruggedized 5RU stagebox provides 32 Mic/Line inputs, 32 Line inputs, 8 AES I/Os and GPIOs in a Ravenna/AES67 transport mode. Further on a DirectOut Montone 42 MADI to audio-over-IP (Ravenna) bridge provides seamless integration of network audio with the existing infrastructure of, e.g. EVS servers. In charge of control in the S8L is a VSM-System, overlooking the video switcher, multiviewer as well as audio-routing plus handling the IP-streams.

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With the new S8L OB Van, Broadcast Solutions once again proves its Streamline OB Van Family concept to be future-proof and adaptable to future workflows and technologies in the IP-world. The S8L is also available with an included generator. The S8GL model is even more flexible in daily production use and independent of external power supply.

NEP Belgium Embrace New Design and IP-Workflows with Broadcast Solutions’ Streamline S8L UHD OB Van

Camera Shading

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Technological specifications UNIT 18 - S8L UHD OB Van

  • Length:                        8.1m (box body)
  • Width:                          2.55 m
  • Height:                         3.8 m (total height)
  • Weight                         17.5 t
  • Cameras:                    8x Sony HDC-4300 or Grass Valley LDX-86 Universe Cameras (4x UHD)
  • Connectors:                LEMO
  • Vision Switcher:          SONY XVS 6000
  • Monitoring:
  • Production Area          4x49” SONY
  • Slomo                          2x24” NEOVO
  • Engineering                 4x24” NEOVO / SONY 2x17”
  •                                     1x24” TV LOGIC
  • Audio                           2x24” NEOVO
  • Multiviewer/Splitter:    Imagine Communications Platinum SX Pro
  • Video Matrix:              Imagine Communications Platinum SX Pro 128x128
  •                                     Lawo V__matrix
  • Slomo Devices:           2x EVS XT3
  • Control:                       Lawo VSM
  • KVM:                           IHSE Draco tera
  • Time Generator:         Evertz
  • Video Measurement:  Leader LV 5333
  • Audio Mixer:               Lawo mc236 with 40 faders
  • Audio Matrix:              Lawo integrated
  • Audio Converter:         DirectOut Montone 42
  •                                     Andiamo 2XT
  • Audio Monitoring:        Genelec 5.1
  • Audio Effects: TC Electronic TC-M6000
  • Audio Measurement:  RTW-TM9
  • Intercom:                     Riedel Artist 64
  • Wireless Talk‐Back:   Riedel RiFace / Motorola
  • De-/Embedding /         Lawo V__matrix
  • Processing
  • Video Stageboxes:     2x Lawo V__link, A__mic, via 10GBit fibre
  • Audio Stageboxes:     1x Lawo Dallis Compact I/O
  • Networking:                 Arista Switch

Broadcast Solutions GmbH is one of Europe’s biggest system integrators. Started in Germany 15 years ago, the company stands for innovation and engineering „Made in Germany“. With subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East Broadcast Solutions plans, implements and realises projects in the areas of Outside Broadcast, Satellite Communication, Studio and MCR Broadcast Facilities, Sports Arena Multimedia Solutions as well as mobile Security and Surveillance Solutions. A further emphasis of the company is to consult our customers when it comes to workflow optimization, training and production consultancy. Acting as a distribution company Broadcast Solutions offers sale and rental of exclusive and innovative products in defined areas or as worldwide distributor. With more than 100 employees worldwide and working as a hardware independent system integrator Broadcast Solutions offers its customers tailor-made solutions – from idea to implementation and beyond.

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