SBS to enlist world’s first 12G-SDI UHD OB Van by Broadcast Solutions

South Korean Broadcaster SBS to enlist world’s first 12G-SDI UHD OB Van by Broadcast Solutions

The end of 2016 saw a spectacular new OB Van hitting the roads of South Korea. Broadcaster SBS brought into service its UHD 1 OB Van. Conceived and built by German System Integrator Broadcast Solutions GmbH, the OB Van is the first ever 12G-SDI UHD single link production vehicle to date. UHD 1 is based on a new Streamline variant, called Alphaline, which comes with special workplace design, room concept and with reduced length in order to cope with the special conditions of South Korean roads.

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The OB works with up to 12 4K/UHD cameras on the basis of 12G-SDI UHD Single Link and offers sufficient 3G-SDI Quad Link gateways for monitoring purposes. The OB offers sufficient space for teams of up to 18 people working smoothly. Shortly after commissioning, the OB Van successfully passed its first test when producing the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating competition at Gangneung, South Korea. During development and manufacturing of the OB as well as for support during its first production Broadcast Solutions again teamed up with South Korean partner company DongYang Digital (DYD).

South Korean Broadcaster SBS to enlist world’s first 12G-SDI UHD OB Van by Broadcast Solutions

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Being the first OB Van worldwide, the SBS OB Van works with 12G-SDI UHD Single Link format, using Ikegami cameras and vision mixers. For video-routing and multiviewers SBS relies on Evertz equipment. The customer’s requirements for a compact yet high-powerful vehicle were realized by Broadcast Solutions’ vast experience in building OB Vans. Because of the OB’s compact dimensions the German System Integrator even more pushes the boundaries in developing up-to-date OB Van designs and solutions. In close cooperation with various manufacturers Broadcast Solutions conceived an OB Van that offers the best of both worlds: a highly advanced yet compact coach building with sophisticated production and room concepts that incorporates the latest broadcast technology for live TV production. The resulting OB Van offers the customer SBS maximum flexibility and is a future-proof production tool.

South Korean Broadcaster SBS to enlist world’s first 12G-SDI UHD OB Van by Broadcast Solutions

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Adding a new member to the Streamline Family of OB Vans the Alphaline OB comes with an exceptional coach building, compact overall measurements and sophisticated room concepts, thus offering a refined global workspace design. Although a more specialized and individualized OB Van, the Alphaline, like the other Streamline OBs, can be delivered in a very short time but without any compromises on technology or durability.

For years South Korea is on the forefront of adopting UHD TV. The countrywide establishment of UHD, being the overall standard, was decided by government and regular TV programme is already available. Over the years South Korean broadcaster SBS and Broadcast Solutions strengthen their long lasting relationship and the OB Van delivered is the second Broadcast Solutions OB unit built for the South Korean broadcaster. Previous SBS-Broadcast Solutions projects include the installation of a Satellite HUB Station and delivery two DSNGs with three cameras each.

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Broadcast Solutions GmbH is one of Europe’s biggest system integrators. For more than ten years the German based 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, Sport 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, trainings 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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