10-Camera Streamline Concept OB Truck for Mediatec Broadcast AB

There are five places available at the director's desk and four slow motion or multi-functional workspaces in the second row

Broadcast Solutions delivered a 10 camera OB van to Mediatec Broadcast AB in Sweden at the end of February 2012. The vehicle is based on the standardized Streamline Concept, but with an additional expansion module in the control room.

Now there are five places available at the director's desk and four slow motion or multi-functional workspaces in the second row. The new Mediatec “HD 12” OBVan is currently used to cover the playoff rounds of the Swedish Hockey League.

HD12 is equipped with Grass Valley LDK-800/8300 cameras, Grass Valley Kayak 2.5 ME video switcher, Miranda Kaleido-X multi-viewer, LAWO mc ² 56 audio mixer, Riedel Artist 64x64 KDO system, VSM Studio Control System and Modular Equipment from LYNX.


The Streamline Concept
Based on years of experience Broadcast Solutions is offering a new line of HD OBVans comprising of a user friendly design with cost effectiveness in mind. The templates are ranging from a small 5 camera compact van to a fully equipped 14 camera trailer. The concept combines latest cost effective technologies with a straight forward and convenient design resulting in reduced delivery time and reduced costs. All design-engineering is completed and the production of similar vehicles is constantly ongoing in the factory. Customers can “buy in” on vehicles which are already in production reducing the lead time even further.

Mediatec, one of Europe's largest OB companies and Broadcast Solutions have jointly developed this new type of medium size HD OBVan. Despite the cost effective design the OBVans are providing all the functionality required for today’s demanding high quality HD productions.

The basic idea was brought forward by Mediatec to Broadcast Solutions. Mediatec had recognized the need for a fleet of cost effective HD OBVans for the TV live production market and the cooperation between both companies has led to a solution combining the latest cost effective technology with a straight forward and robust chassis. The OBVans are designed for full HD with up to 14 Cameras for productions where HD is requested but where the larger and more sophisticated HD OBVans are not required.


The template is based around a relative simple coach building solution on a non-expandable standard chassis and a choice of audio and video components. However the customer can decide on the number of cameras (between 10 and 14), the manufacturer and the type of the cameras as well as the manufacturer and the type of the vision mixer. Another option is the pre-wiring for 3D productions.