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Tilt upgrades OB unit with Rascular router control

RouteMaster tech has been installed in the OB provider's UM003 truck

Spain-based AV broadcast service provider Tilt has installed Rascular’s RouteMaster router control technology as part of an extensive upgrade to its UM003 OB truck.

Tilt recently decided to upgrade the audio technology in its biggest OB unit UM003, a 16-camera truck with an expandable side, four EVS systems, and GV mixer and router.

The upgrade included the installation of a Calrec Artemis desk along with its Hydra 2 audio networking technology, as well as a Riedel MediorNet system for signal transport.

Tilt needed an easy-to-use, flexible and cost-effective router control system to allow easy crosspoint switching on the Hydra 2 network to route the correct feeds to the EVS systems. Rascular’s RouteMaster technology offered an attractive solution.

Jaume Bordoy, owner of Tilt, said, “Our clients, particularly those in the sports sector, increasingly need to be able to access a wide variety of audio sources, for example to record additional ambience or switch quickly to and between interviews. In order to free up the audio operators, the operators who are controlling the EVS systems can simply use Blackmagic control panels to easily route sources because of the functionality provided by RouteMaster.

“Operators find it very easy to learn and use and it’s far more cost-effective and flexible than alternative router control technologies. We are very happy with it and are now looking to expand its use.”

Ephraim Barrett, sales director with Rascular, added: “RouteMaster is a very flexible product when it comes to accurate and easy router control, especially in fast-paced live environments. Because it works with so many protocols – including NewTek’s NDI with the latest version also capable of tie-line support – it allows routing systems to be easily mixed and matched. This means that upgrades, like the one Tilt has just carried out, become more possible with a more flexible approach allowed.”