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Gearhouse Broadcast completes new O21 truck

13 February 2008

Systems integrator Gearhouse Broadcast has announced the completion of a high definition production truck for Outside Broadcast client O21 Television. The production truck was built to offer two units in one truck and can be used either as a medium-sized production unit or one of the largest HD VT Units.

Eamonn Dowdall, managing director of Gearhouse Broadcast said: “We are delighted to have been selected by O21 to undertake the systems install on their latest fleet edition and have used our technology led ethos to create a multi-purpose unit which can be used as a production or tape truck.”

The ASGB custom-built single expanding trailer has capacity for 23 production crew. As a Tape Truck its sizeable VTR area houses up to 15 6-channel HD EVS units and 40 x 17″ Vutrix LCD HD quad split monitors providing 160 screens and seating 17 operators plus on VTR co-ordinator position. As a production truck 14 Vutrix quad split monitors provide 56 screens, while a Thomson Grass Valley Kayak 2.5 ME vision mixer offers 40 inputs & 24 outputs with seating for seven.

The unit has its own standalone edit area which seats three people and provides access to all EVS clips on hub when using Clean Edit with other edits available on request. The audio room comprises a Calrec Omega audio desk fully 5.1 capable with a Probel 128 x 128 AES audio router and a Reidel 64 x 64 talkback system.

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