NEP Switzerland goes 4K with first full 4K OB Van
The Streamline S 12 4K is named Ultra HD-41 and will cover the Swiss Football Raiffeisen Super League in 4K starting in July 2016. For the customer NEP Switzerland the short delivery time and the flexibility in terms of workplaces, audio equipment and overall design were key to trust in Broadcast Solutions.
Trond Hermansen, CTO NEP Switzerland, on the collaboration with Broadcast Solutions: “Time was an important factor, since from the assignment to produce the Swiss Football Super League to the first productions we only had less than six month time for developing and testing the OB Van.”
Streamline OB Vans are a family of pre-engineered OB Vans that come in five different versions, all available in 4K. Although the Streamline OBs are nearly “off-the-shelf” vehicles that offer significant price advantages and short delivery times they are equipped with the latest high-end technology and make use of sophisticated concepts with regards to workspace design and flexibility.
Trond Hermansen on this topic: “I think the Streamline S12 4K is very flexible – in a lot of ways – what I like very much. It is an open solution and we can easily adapt different setups and change positions within the OB. The sophisticated KVM System makes it easy to change the working positions. This all leads to fast setup times, which is an important factor for the company.
A further area that pays off to the flexibility of the OB Van is the very powerful audio section, with the big Lawo mainframe and console, which puts us in the position to cover sports and entertainment events with the same high-professional outcome.”
To Broadcast Solutions building 4K OB Vans is normal but to offer full 4K versions of the Streamline OB Van family within such a short time and with refined concepts proves even more the sophisticated conception of this product line.
Rainer Kampe, CTO at Broadcast Solutions, on the development of the Streamline S12 4K: “The Streamline S12 4K is the next logical step for our Streamline OB Van family. We can build and deliver the 4K versions within the same short time frame and with the same cost-advantages. Moreover, using the new room layout there is more space in the Production Area, offering enough space for 20 people in total to work in the OB with ease. The focus on a sophisticated audio section, KVM and control solution makes the OB very flexible in terms of its use. The ingenious audio-video core processing system opens up possibilities to scale for future IP-workflows”.
Specifications NEP Switzerland Streamline S 12 4K:
Dimensions (l/w/h): 14m (without tractor unit) / 2,55m (stowed) / 3,75m (expanded) / 3,9m
Cameras: 10x Panasonic AK-UC 3000
Super SloMo / Mini Cameras – on request
Video Switcher: Grass Valley Karrera 8 M/E with Standard K-Frame and 3 M/E panel 96HD, HD 3G, 24 UHD in x 48 HD 3 G out = 12 UHD out
Video Router: Imagine Communications Platinum 256x328
Monitors: 6x 64” NEC, 12x 23” NEC, UHD Monitor Sony (Production) / 3x 17” Sony, 1x 21” BON, 4x 23” NEC (Camera Shading)
Servers: 4x EVS XT4K, 2x EVS Epsio Paint, 1x EVS XFile3
Control Systems: VSM
Tally System: included in VSM
Modular: Imagine Selenio, Axon
Audio- Video Core
Processing System: Riedel MicroN
Multiviewer: Imagine Communications Platinum SX Pro 144x21 Heads
Audio Mixer: Lawo mc256 with 48 faders
Audio Matrix: Lawo Nova 73 compact 5120x5120
Intercom Matrix: Riedel, Artist 128 / Riedel MediorNet Stagebox System
Wireless Talkback: Riedel Riface / Motorola
The Ultra HD-41 OB Van will be producing football matches in 4K for the Swiss Raiffeisen Super League, Switzerland’s Premier football league.