New OB vans capture German hockey season

Broadcast Solutions NEP Germany hockey van
Neal Romanek
Acquisition
January 4th 2017 at 4:30PM : By Neal Romanek

The new vehicles, supplied to NEP Germany by Broadcast Solutions, are preconfigured Streamline OB vans

Coverage of the German ice hockey league by NEP Germany is being unpinned by four new Streamline S8 OB vans from German production vehicle company Broadcast Solutions.

The four vehicles comprise three identical HD OB Vans and one 4K OB Van, all based on the Streamline S8 model. All production vehicles feature a self-propelled truck and are suitable for up to eight-camera productions. 

The vans incorporate a storage compartment in the rear of the vehicles, which can accommodate the complete camera equipment as well as tripods and cables, eliminating the need for an additional support van.

With the technology in all four vehicles essentially identical, production workflows can be simplified and production setups can be stored and loaded across the vehicles. It's hoped that, with frequently changing locations but similar productions, this concept will be enticing to other suppliers on the market.

The Streamline OB Van family consists of modular, pre-configured OB vans, which can be delivered quickly and with significant cost advantages. By implementing the Streamline vehicles, Broadcast Solutions strives for an "off-the-shelf" product which is flexible and can be adapted to a customer’s individual requirements. Expansion capabilities with UHD technology have already been integrated into the basic design in several 4K versions delivered last year. 

Specifications NEP Germany S8 4K:

  • Dimensions (l/w/h): 7.9m / 2.5m / 2.3m (box body)
  • Weight: 12t
  • Cameras: 6x Grass Valley LDX86 Universe
  • Super slo-mo / mini-cameras – upon request
  • Lenses: Canon
  • Video switcher: Grass Valley Karrera K-Frame, 2 UHD ME/Es
  • Video router: Imagine Communications Platinum 128x128
  • Monitors: four 49” Sony, four 23” NEC (Production Area)?, four 21” BON (Camera Shading)?, three 24” NEOVO (Slomo Area)?, two 23” NEC (Audio Area)
  • Server: 2x EVS XT3, 12 channels each
  • Control system: VSM
  • Tally system: integrated in VSM
  • Modular: Lynx, Imagine
  • Measurement: Phabrix QX, Tektronix WFM 5200
  • Multiviewer: Imagine Communications Platinum SX Pro
  • Audio mixer: Lawo mc236 with 24 faders
  • Audio matrix: integrated in mc236 / Lawo DALLIS Audio Stagebox
  • Audio monitoring: Genelec 5.1
  • Audio multi-track: Ableton
  • Intercom matrix: Riedel, Artist 64 / Riedel MediorNet Stagebox System
  • Wireless talkback: Riedel Riface / Motorola
  • KVM: Guntermann & Drunck

 

Specifications NEP Germany S8 HD:

  • Dimensions (l/w/h): 7.9m / 2.5m / 2.3m (Box Body)
  • Weight: 12t
  • Cameras: 6x Grass Valley LDX86 Universe
  • Super slo-mo / mini-cameras – upon request
  • Lensis: Canon
  • Video switcher: Sony MVS 3000, 2 ME
  • Video router: Imagine Communications Platinum 72x64
  • Monitors: four 49in Sony, 4x23” NEC (production area)?, four 21in BON (camera shading) , two 24in NUEVO (slo-mo area)?, one 23in NEC (Audio Area)
  • Server: 2x EVS XT3, 12 channels each
  • Control system: VSM
  • Tally system: integrated in VSM
  • Modular: Lynx, Imagine
  • Measurement: Tektronix WFM 5000
  • Multiviewer: Imagine Communications Platinum
  • Audio mixer: Soundcraft Vi1 with 26 faders
  • Audio matrix: integrated in Vi1
  • Audio monitoring: Genelec
  • Audio multi-Track: Ableton
  • Intercom matrix: Riedel, Artist 32 / Riedel MediorNet Stagebox System
  • Wireless talkback: Riedel Riface / Motorola
  • KVM: Guntermann & Drunck