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SIS LIVE adds to OB fleet

18 September 2012
SIS LIVE adds to OB fleet

Outside broadcast, satellite uplink and systems integration specialist SIS LIVE has launched OB 14, the latest addition to its fleet of state-of-the-art outside broadcast vehicles. OB 14 has been designed primarily for use on the BBC’s Match of the Day contract but will deliver various ad hoc outside broadcasts throughout the year, particularly in the theatre, comedy and light entertainment genres. A key feature of the truck is that it can operate either fully expanded or completely closed up, making it perfectly suited to operate in restrictive city centre parking spaces. OB 14 is an HD and 3G capable, multi-purpose, medium-sized OB Unit comprising an expandable production area, adjacent to comprehensive vision, engineering, VTR and audio areas. It is capable of up to 12 x HD multi-format cameras plus radio cameras as required and has a recording capability, which uses 3 x EVS and 3 x HD CAM units. OB 14 offers an incredibly flexible production space that can be deployed in a quick and efficient manner and is based around a powerful matrix that routes sound and vision using the latest 3G technology, featuring a Sony MVS7000X and an Evertz EQX router and glue. Additional features include a 2ME video mixer and a Calrec Omega Bluefin digital audio mixer, which delivers 5.1 surround sound with Dolby E encoding. The truck is designed for future tapeless workflows, being wired for EVS XT3 Xfile and Xfly. This vehicle features an integrated iDirect satellite dish on the roof enabling it to provide internet connectivity throughout Europe. Using this technology, clients are offered ADSL access to upload and download file-based or streamed data, as well as access to e-mail and the internet through an ADSL service. This system is permanently installed on the vehicle so can be offered on location at short notice as a managed and scaleable service which can be modified to suit all

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