The first Ultra High Definition OB van to hit the streets of St Petersburg in Russia has been equipped with Calrec’s Summa console.
The van, named Neva, has been designed and built by Broadcast Solutions for City TV-Radio Agency, based in the Russian city.
“From the outset the customer felt that its new OB truck would use UHD technology,” said Wladislaw Grabowski, COO at Broadcast Solutions. “They carried out tests with a variety of equipment, including cameras and vision mixers, and developed a clear vision of what they wanted. As for audio, they looked at many consoles and were open to suggestions, and we suggested the Calrec Summa as the best choice from a technological and economic point of view. The client is very happy with this choice.”
Neva uses Calrec’s Hydra2 network for connectivity, consisting of multiple I/O boxes, including a stage box, four MADI interfaces and one Dante connection. Additionally, the Summa is used with Broadcast Solutions’ hi human interface universal control system that controls audio cross-points and manages audio signal switching.