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C2S Systems Announces 16-Camera
Double Expander OB Truck Build
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2S Systems, the broadcast
integration arm of W TS
Group, has begun work to build
a 16-camera double expander
outside broadcast vehicle and
support tender for leading film
and broadcast equipment rental
company Video Europe.
Video Europe has undertaken
the £1.25m project as part of an
on-going expansion of the services
they provide to existing OB and
production clients, enabling them to
offer top-class facilities for scalable
events coverage. With delivery
scheduled for May 2014, the truck
will be available for dry-hire for all
types of live events.
Steve Green, Video Europe's
Managing Director, said: "We
wanted a support vehicle that
offers the next step up in facilities
and which OB companies can trust.
It adds to our busy fleet and will
help our existing clients go after
bigger jobs."
The truck's high-spec interior and
flexible, open-plan layout will provide
a unique work environment with
optimal functionality and usability for
both small and large live production
teams. And the design also means
it can accommodate a wide range
of equipment from Video Europe's
hire catalogue - which includes 40

brand new camera channels and
EVS machines.
Outlining some of the challenges of
the project, Jonathan Lyth, Systems
Manager for C2S, said: "The main
challenge is to accommodate the
high level of equipment in a small
double-expanding OB footprint
whilst providing operational comfort.
Because this unit will need to work
around London, it can operate with
only one of its sides expanded if
ground space is restricted.
"Access to equipment is critical,
because key items such as EVS
and cameras will be rigged per job,
rather than permanently installed -
so the layout incorporates safe, easy
access to the three main racks from
a hydraulic sliding platform.
"This is a complete 'chassis-up'
build from C2S, with coachwork,
furniture, interiors, system design,
equipment supply and installation all
carried out in our Leeds facility. This
in-house approach means C2S are
well-equipped to consult and deliver
on design, finish and functionality
of the highest quality, which are
of paramount importance in Video
Europe's project."
The project will see C2S equip
the truck with Sony HDC-2500
camera channels, an MVS-7000X
vision mixer and OLED monitors.

The sub-frame and expanding mechanism for the Video Europe OB truck, built
by C2S Systems, takes shape.

The truck will also have a 3G
Miranda NVISION 8500 Series
Hybrid Router populated to 171x216
HD-SDI and 5x3 TDM interfaces
for connecting external MADI, AES
and analogue capabilities to support
both direct connections to a Calrec
Omega digital audio console and
peripheral equipment.
As well as traditional routing
capabilities, the NVISION
provides 24 paths of onboard deembedding, along with eight paths

of de-embedding synchronisers
on the input stage and 48 paths of
embedding to the output stages - all
alongside external audio interfaces
within a large TDM cross point
infrastructure.
Once built, the 26-tonne Mercedes
Benz Axor truck and 18-tonne
support vehicle will augment Video
Europe's existing fleet of two eightto-ten-camera OB units, which they
hire out for events, OB productions
and as auxiliary OB units.

Vislink - Catering For The New Broadcast Landscape
T

oday's broadcasters are facing
stiffer competition than ever
before. Popular content delivery
services like Netflix and YouTube
are nipping at their heels, just
waiting to deliver the knockout punch.
One area these online players
can't touch, however, is high-end
live broadcast. Live sport and
large scale event broadcasting
are two such environments where
traditional broadcasters still have
the upper hand, and this year
they will have the opportunity to
confirm their position at the top of
the broadcast food chain.
With two upcoming major sporting
events - the Winter Olympics in
Sochi and the FIFA world cup in
Brazil - the game is on to deliver
high quality pictures for viewers
across the globe.
Playing host to the future of live
broadcast technologies, CABSAT
2014 will feature Vislink's new
range of professional broadcast
equipment. From the latest wireless
camera systems to satcom data

terminals, CABSAT will also
showcase a new flagship product
for Vislink's Link range, the L1700.
The L1700 is Vislink's latest
COFDM wireless camera transmitter
and represents the future of live
broadcasting.
Smaller and lighter than previous
models, the L1700 has been
designed specifically for use at
high-end sports and entertainment
events and is packed full of
upgradeable features.
Keeping a firm grasp on
the importance of long-term
sustainability and ownership, Vislink
has designed the L1700 with future
proofing in mind.
Thanks to a modular design, the
ability to support both H.264 SD
and HD video, and with the camera
control unit embedded within the
body, the L1700 can be upgraded
on the fly to support new software
and features.
It's a highly versatile unit that
can even be modified to meet
individual broadcast needs. The
L1700 also provides the multiple

inputs and mounting options
to be used with any camera,
spanning prosumer to full
broadcast-spec equipment,
which is particularly useful
for capturing live sports in
high quality.
Committed to providing the
full spectrum of cutting-edge
broadcast equipment, Vislink
will also be showcasing its
range of portable video
transmitters at this year's show,
as well as a motorised version
of the Mantis MSAT.
A highly portable satellite
data terminal with full support
for two-way video, voice and
data communications, the
MSAT is the perfect companion
to Vislink's wireless camera
equipment for first-on-scene
broadcasting.
Vislink
will
be
exhibiting at CABSAT.

The Link L1700 is Vislink's latest
COFDM wireless camera transmitter


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InNews: Russia's Channel One Looks to Elemental
InNews: Eurosport Teams With SNTV for News Content
InStudio: Integration Is the Aim, but Is Our Aim True?
InGear: Chopperguy Relies on Aja Ki Pro Mini
InGear: NBC Olympics to Utilise Five Artemis Consoles
InGear: Sony Reduces 4K Camcorder Size
InMedia: The Connected Room 1990 – 2020 & Beyond
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