Broadcast Solutions delivers new HD OBVan to German public Broadcaster BR

BR FÜ2 - Broadcast Solutions delivers new HD OB van to German public Broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk

Starting in 2010, German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk has started the modernization of its infrastructure from SD to HD. As part of this conversion process, Broadcast Solutions GmbH has been commissioned to build the new BR FÜ2 OB Van. The OB truck specialist from Bingen delivered the 8-camera van to the customer at the end of 2014. The BR FÜ2 has since then been used in various productions, including the ski jumping World Cup in Lillehammer, the 4-Hills Tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the G7 Summit 2015 (at the press centre in Garmisch-Partenkirchen), the Queen's visit to Berlin, and productions for the famous Waldbühne in Berlin (in 5.1. Audio).

The BR FÜ2 with its five comfortably sized areas provides enough space, to even manage large productions in a relaxed way. The areas in detail: production, slow motion, VTR / slow motion, vision control, Sound / Intercom. All hardware to be controlled is located at the rear of the trailer in centralized equipment racks.


Built as a trailer-based OB Van, BR FÜ2 can be operated with up to 12 cameras. Ex-factory the vehicle is equipped with 8 Sony HDC-1400 cameras, including Fujinon lenses. In the Production Area, a Sony MVS-7000X is used. The monitor wall is equipped with Sony PVM and VTS TFTs. The monitor wall in turn is controlled by an Evertz multiviewer system VIPX-6867. As router an Evertz EQX 576x576 is used. For the areas slomo resp. VTR/slomo a range of 3 EVS XT3 systems are running.

Digital Glue Equipment consists of, among others, of Lynx 5000 and Lawo V__pro 8. In the Vision Control area Tektronix SPG-8000 and WFM-5250 devices are in use.

Vision Mixer


The spacious audio area in BR FÜ2 provides a Lawo mc266 mixing console including a Lawo core with Dalli frames that can handle up to 512 channels summarized. As Intercom Solution Broadcast Solutions and Bayerischer Rundfunk rely on a Riedel Artist system (128 x 128) with wireless talkback by Motorola.

The complete control within the OB Van is realized using the VSM system from L-S-B Broadcast Technologies.

Sound Area


"The BR FÜ 2 is one of the bigger OB vans Broadcast Solutions delivered. The customer Bayerischer Rundfunk put the highest requirements on the quality and flexibility of this production tool. We are very pleased that – in close connection with the customer – we were able to develop a highly flexible and innovative vehicle, additionally in the shortest time. It enables our customer to manage the most diverse productions easily," says Stefan Breder, Managing Director at Broadcast Solutions GmbH.

Vision Control


In addition to the tailor-made and specifically designed OB Vans that meet any of the customer’s wishes, Broadcast Solutions, with the Streamline OB Van family, offers OB Vans that are pre-engineered vehicles and are available in five different versions.

Visit Broadcast Solutions at IBC 2015 at the outside area, Stand O.B01, and learn more about the Streamline OB Van family, which are all available with full 4K functionality. At the stand the company presents a Streamline S8 4K OB van.

Broadcast Solutions is one of Europe’s biggest and fastest growing system integrators. For more than ten years the German based company stands for innovation and engineering „Made in Germany“ in the business fields of OB-Vans, SNGs and ENGs. With subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East Broadcast Solutions plans, implements and realises projects in the areas of Satcom, fixed Studio and MCR installations, sport arena multimedia solutions as well as mobile Surveillance units. A further emphasis of the company is to consult our customers when it comes to workflow optimization, trainings and production consultancy. With more than 100 employees worldwide and working as a hardware independent system integrator Broadcast Solutions offers its customers tailor-made solutions – from layout to implementation.