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WTS Broadcast Systems: Video Europe expands with OBs

12 September 2014

Video Europe’s newest OB vehicle, a 16-camera, double expander was built by WTS Broadcast Systems, which is showing a similar truck, just completed for Supersport, Nigeria, in the Outside Exhibit area.

The Mercedes Benz Axor truck for Video Europe has Sony HDC-2500 cameras, EVS XT3 slow-motion systems, Sony MVS-7000X vision mixer and OLED monitors, a 3G Miranda NVISION 8500 Series hybrid router, Miranda 3G digital glue, Calrec Omega digital audio console, Kaleido modular multiviewer, and Tektronix waveform vectorscopes. WTS delivered an 18-tonne support vehicle at the same time.

“The new truck has enabled us to meet our clients’ needs and to win the jobs – before we didn’t have a big enough vehicle for these kinds of production,” said Steve Green, managing director, Video Europe.
WTS is also building it a mid-size OB truck and recently completed a flypack, Video Europe’s second.

The 11-rack flypack supports 24 camera channels, two EVS, Grass Valley Karrera vision mixer, monitors by JVC, Marshall and NEC, Miranda multiviewer, distribution and NV-8000 series router, Trilogy timing, Harris measurement, Yamaha M7CL audio mixer, Sennheiser radio microphones and in-ear monitoring, and Telex’s Adam M communications with Omneo IP.

The other new HD OB unit will have 10 system cameras and four robotic/wireless cameras, two EVS and six VTs, Sony monitoring, Sony MVS-3000 vision mixer, Evertz timing, Miranda multiviewer and distribution, Snell video routing, Telex communications, and Tektronix measurement equipment. It is due for delivery in December.

The Supersport truck is a little less complicated than the big Video Europe OB. It doesn’t have the hybrid router, but has a similar capability and is rigged for 14 system cameras and four robotic cameras.
WTS has now built more than 50 outside broadcast vehicles, as well as 50 post production suites, 33 studios and 11 MCR/TX facilities delivered over the last five years.

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