BroaMan has announced the supply of a point-to-point fibre solution (MUX22) to Polish national broadcaster TVP as part of an OB van upgrade.
Stationed in Wroclaw, the DSNG satellite OB van was first modernised in 2015 and now functions as an eight-camera production truck and satellite uplink.
The upgrade aimed to increase the range of monitors, controllers, intercom and outdoor screens in order to better serve sporting events, concerts and conferences.
The first deployment involved sending intercom communications to the RTS desktop during the Four Hills ski jumping tournament, with the MUX devices creating two fully redundant point-to-point optical fibre tunnels and enabling switching between tunnels automatically without interruption to the signal.
TVP’s Andrzej Wiszniewski said: “From the moment we bought the device, we could send intercom signals to four external RTS desks located away from the vehicle — from over 100m to 10km; send eight HD video signals to and from the OB van to the transmission site (eg. stadium, Skybox, commentator positions over distances from 100m to 10km); send control signals, I/O synchronisation, and transmission of LAN network signals.
“The fact that this is also a device with automatic redundancy is another very important factor, because there is no room for error in the production of live programs. Thanks to this solution, I can lay two separate cable ways, or one multi-pair. This allows a very quick response in the event of a fault.”