dB Broadcast has won its first order in China - a six-camera OB vehicle. According to dB the customer is equally pleased and went to the extent of covering the signing ceremony live on Chinese television.
Based on a Mercedes 814D KA Vario vehicle, the OB vehicle will be built and tested at dB's purpose-built premises in Cambridgeshire and commissioned in China. The contract calls for a dB engineer to go to China to provide overall system training for Chinese engineers.
Tom Swan, dB's director of sales and marketing, said: "This is an excellent project and enhances the company's reputation as an international system integrator. We have quoted for a number of vehicles in China and expect this to be the first of many over the next couple of years."
Equipment for the vehicle includes six Sony cameras and eight DVCAM camcorders, a Yamaha digital audio console, a Grass Valley hard-disk recorder, a Pixel Power character generator and a Harris router. Monitors are to be supplied by both Sony and JVC.