Gearhouse Broadcast selects Simplylive’s revolutionary Vibox systems
Designed for a single operator, the innovative solution brings together a video switcher, audio mixer, graphics, slow motion and replay/highlights with an intuitive full touchscreen control interface. Vibox is designed for a six-camera production with clean and dirty video outputs, and ideal for jobs where a full OB set up may be impractical or cost prohibitive. All input sources and output programming are recorded on the system in broadcast grade codecs, and intuitive, user-defined automation is integrated into the software operation. This means common effects and transitions can be triggered by the operator through presets.
“We’ve known Luc and his team for a long time, and have been keeping a close eye on what they’ve been doing with Simplylive,” said Kevin Moorhouse, COO, Gearhouse Broadcast. “We have a strong tradition of investing in new technologies and Vibox is an exciting proposition, serving up an innovative and affordable one-box solution that can be operated by a single user. It has similar functionality to a full OB van, but with a much-reduced on-site equipment footprint, making it well suited for remote productions.”
Luc Doneux, Simplylive’s managing director, added: “Gearhouse Broadcast is a worldwide name in the industry and their investment in our technology is a testament to both companies drive towards innovation. We are excited to work together with Gearhouse to grow the recognition of our products and brand. They will be providing the first Vibox servers to the North American market, where we expect to see things accelerate quickly.”
About Gearhouse Broadcast
Gearhouse Broadcast is a market leader in the field of broadcast services and specialises in broadcast equipment rental, equipment sales, project solutions and systems integration. Operating globally from its offices in the UK, US, Australia, Qatar and France, the company offers huge experience and a proven track record in delivering major world sporting and entertainment events.
Simplylive is an innovative live production solutions manufacturer with headquarters in Hong Kong and offices in Belgium, US and China.