Video Equipment Rentals (VER) created a large-scale flypack to support broadcasters during the 2014 French Open tennis tournament, with the help of US systems integrator BeckTV. Providing a four control room system with a centralised master control, the VER flypack supported simultaneous broadcast coverage by four different networks.
In the future, the modular design of the flypack will enable VER to meet the demands of the largest productions, or to split the system in half to support two different productions.
"The knowledge and experience that BeckTV brought to the table were invaluable in assuring smooth integration of equipment within this flypack, identifying all of the required elements, and packaging them in a way that minimises the time and hassle of packing, shipping, and on-site setup," said Howard Rosenthal, director of broadcast at Video Equipment Rentals. "With this massive yet agile flypack in our rental inventory, there isn't a show in the world that we can't do."
BeckTV integrated and tested the system at its Austin, Texas, facility and then shipped it to VER's Glendale, California, facility. VER staff then completed the test and build, incorporating custom-built furniture and consoles designed to adapt to the way specific production teams prefer to work.