Gloway purchases Bel Monitors for OB trucks30 October 2013
Spanish satellite relay and outside broadcast truck operator Gloway has purchased multiple units of Bel Digital Audio’s latest 1U 3G audio and video confidence monitors, for use in its fleet of vehicles. Gloway are part of the Telefonica group.
Eleven of Bel’s BM-AV1-E16SHD 16-channel audio and video monitors are installed in the trucks, and the sales were conducted through Bel’s long-standing distributor AEQ.
Eduardo Guerrero, AEQ’s international sales manager commented, “We were delighted to work with a company as highly regarded as Gloway to help supply the equipment to outfit their trucks. When we showed them the versatility offered from a single 1U device they were immediately convinced. As trucks and DSNG units get smaller, compact units like these become ever more desirable.”
The BM-AV1-E16SHD provides 16 channel 3G HD audio and video monitoring and connectivity, including a pair of SDI inputs, eight AES-3id pairs and eight balanced analogue inputs. The SDI inputs auto-detect between 3G/HD/SD SDI signals and configure themselves accordingly.
The audio source to be monitored is selected by a rotary control and is displayed on high-resolution tri-coloured LED barographs. Selected audio channels are also provided as AES-3id and analogue outputs to the rear. An integral audio mix system enables any audio channel to be routed to either left speaker, right speaker, left and right or not at all. A Dolby decoder is included in the BM-AV1-E16SHD as standard.
All 11 vehicles with the Bel BM-AV1-E16SHD units are now in service. Gloway provides services to major Spanish broadcasters incuding TVE, Canal +, Mediaset España, Sogecable, Cuatro and Antena 3 TV.