HIRU TV by HKTS
Creative Technology Concept for Today’s Global Broadcast Community
OB-BOX™ - a patented concept that is a compact, modular and expandable OB system solution and facility. OB-BOX™ is delivered to the customer on its own and then it can be mounted on any type of vehicle chassis with proprietary fixing kit. OB-BOX™ can be mounted on any suitable vehicle chassis or on a trailer so any kind of vehicle can be used for transportation. This concept provides flexible, cost effective, expandable vehicle advantages for customers. It significantly reduces the manufacture and delivery time in any market worldwide since it removes the need to source and ship an appropriate vehicle for each customer.
Hiru TV authorities were very impressed by the Hitachi demo vehicle at the Broadcast Asia 2015 exhibition and then started the discussion & negotiating process with Hitachi. Hiru TV comments; “Our engineering, production & programming and other relevant departments got together and made our requirement & design. Then brain storming with Hitachi, we finalized the design & technical specifications. Finally we fine tuned it and put in to the paper before finalizing the project. The project timeline was a tremendous experience. The technical expertise, support and coordination are up to the expectation.’’
Hitachi specially designed and equipped a 10 meter OB-BOX™ for Sri Lanka’s very humid and rainy weather conditions based on a Mercedes Antos chassis. The OB-BOX™ is capable of accommodating 13 operators in three independent operational areas (audio, production and engineering). It offers a comfortable and ergonomic working environment. Each room inside the OB-BOX™ has an individually controlled air conditioning system.
The brand new production box runs twelve (12) Hitachi 3G SK-HD1300 Fiber Cameras and wide choice of lenses. It is fitted with Ross 36 Inputs 22 Outputs 2ME’s Video Switcher, Imagine 48x48 video router and imagine communication’s glue that includes frame sync, audio de-embedding and embedding facilities. The box is equipped with the SLOMOTV 8 Ch. slow motion, BMD 3G/HD recorders, Dayang graphic system, Dayang HD 3 Ch. Video Server, Yamaha 64 analog, 32 digital audio mixer, Sennheiser 20 channel wireless mic. system, RTS 32 ports wireless intercom system, Imagine 10 Channels Up/Down/Cross Convertor frame synchroniser allowing up to 8 Externals and Glomax Off-Air System with 6 meters motorised mast. To support the OB-BOX™ facilities an on-board 25KVA silent generator has been fitted.
Featuring the latest technology from many leading industry vendors, the vehicle is well equipped to provide flexible facilities to local production teams or international crews shooting in the region. Its implemented workflow is suited to servicing a wide range of events including any kind of sport, entertainment programs, conferences, open-air events or reality shows.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey (HKTS) was formed in the Tuzla free trade zone near Istanbul to provide innovative approaches to broadcast and communication challenges. From its 8.000 square meter production facility, HKTS serves to international broadcast industry and government institutions with flexible, customized, cost effective and value added turnkey solutions. With based on the Kaizen Philosophy and a concentration to only high technology products, systems and solutions, HKTS make life easy for broadcasters.
Hitachi’s strategy has been to create a centre of excellence in OB facility creation and broadcast systems integration all under one roof within the Tuzla free trade zone. The company has brought together many of the broadcast industry’s most creative minds: their skills stretch from strategic conceptualization and systems integration, through to specialist coach building capabilities.HKTS utilize a blend of their own broadcast system components and also equipment from many of the world’s leading technology vendors. The objective is always to blend the perfect combination of production tools to meet the specific requirements of each customer.