Danish broadcaster dblux has launched its OB4 HD, an outside broadcast vehicle, used primarily for major events such as sports broadcasts and concerts. The planning and fitting of the truck was implemented by AVIT, with onboard communications equipment supplied by RTS.
dblux commissioned Copenhagen-based AVIT Systems for the planning and installation of the communication systems. Central to the installation is an ADAM-M modular matrix intercom from RTS. “In terms of reliability and performance, the ADAM-M is simply unbeatable,” explained AVIT Systems’ technical product manager Jan Ostergaard, adding that redundant power supplies, a large range of interface cards and trunking possibilities constituted further advantages of the RTS solution.
The ADAM-M matrix installed in OB4 HD is equipped with RJ-45 network cards: “It is possible to install up to six RJ-45 network cards in a single frame,” said Nico Lewis, RTS senior sales manager. “Each of these offers the user access to 96 ports.” Either the RTS or the Ethernet standard can be used to implement the cabling, increasing networking possibilities and reducing the number of peripherals required. Besides the ADAM-M matrix itself, the intercom solution on board the new vehicle includes 13 KP-12 CLD, two KP-32 CLD, and 15 MCP-90-12 keypanels as well as 12 PH-88R headsets, all from RTS.
The new vehicle has been used to provide coverage of Champions League matches, and “not only our clients but also OB4 HD’s crew are delighted by the possibilities and production quality it affords,” said Ostergaard. “In fact, OB4 HD has become a potent symbol of the company.”