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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 11 | November 2017

InFocus

Flypacks & Live Events
Contributing Editor Jim Evans reports on recent developments in the ever-demanding
world of outside broadcasting and live events coverage...

T

he growth in the demand for
ever more complex live outside
broadcasts and streaming of news,
sporting events and the arts continues
apace, as does the rate at which rental
and production companies gear up
their offerings to accommodate the
rapidly changing technologies in this
field, particularly as the industry moves
towards 4K production.
Flypack pioneer TV Pro Gear
continues to offer rental packages
of all sizes. "Our packages are
complete systems so you won't end
up on location realising you forgot to
rent something you needed," says a
company spokesperson. "Most of our
equipment is less than one year old.
So you are assured of getting state-ofthe-art equipment in perfect working
condition."
"Since 2006 we've designed and
manufactured dozens of flypacks.
Every flypack we build is slightly
better than the last one," says Andrew
Maisner, President of TV Pro Gear.
"We are constantly finding things
to improve and ways to refine the
design. In a flypack, we are limited by
the amount of space for equipment.
As the components get smaller, the
space saved enables us to add new
equipment such as optical fibre
base stations, instant replay, bigger
switchers and more powerful graphics
generators."
Earlier this year, VER announced

their new Flex Solutions mobile
truck service. A new broadcast
service, Flex Solutions specialises
in HD multi-purpose support
units and equipment rental. The
support units are customisable
and can accommodate any type
of facility including remote
production, edit facilities, reality
show productions, and operations
trailers.
VER Flex Solutions has already
supported Desert Trip, The CMA
Awards, ABCs The View, American
Ninja Warrior and Monday Night
Football and Thursday Night
Football. All mobile units have
an HD infrastructure with multiviewing monitoring and routing
and can be modified to meet the needs
of specific productions.
"I'm excited to combine my years of
broadcast truck experience with VER's
incredible engineering and equipment
expertise. Flex Solutions gives us the
ability to offer just the right mobile
unit and complete it with the specified
rental gear. Our clients have been
pleased because this new model for
truck services gives them exactly what
they need and saves them time and
money," says Craig Farrell, VER's CoPresident of Flex Solutions.
VER offers a choice of eight Flex
Solutions models. The Flex 2 is a
53-foot expanding trailer with a
back-storage area and lift gate. This

Bexel has introduced the Sideline Audio/Video Cart, a plug-and-play
solution for use in all types of stadium sports productions

VER Flex Solutions
specialises in HD
multi-purpose
support units and
equipment rental

multi-purpose unit can serve as a
fully functional support space with HD
viewing and monitoring throughout.
Two flex rooms offer single front
benches with wall monitors.
The Flex 3 50-foot single expanding
unit delivers VER's VIP treatment.
The main viewing room provides
three 65-inch viewing monitors
and a Dolby 5.1 system. Finished
with custom cabinetry, it features a
built-in stainless steel refrigerator.
The two private executive offices
come equipped with coffee bars and
refrigerators. For a 53-foot single
expanding support unit there's the
spacious Flex 4, while the 48-foot
Flex 6 is a single expanding unit with
movable walls that make
it easy to customise for
specific production needs.
The Flex 7 50-foot stage
truck is a platform for
mixing broadcast with
sponsorship opportunities.
The Flex 8 53-foot double
expanding ops trailer is
built with 4K infrastructure
and features operating
stations
for
up
to
twenty-four.
Bexel has introduced
the Sideline Audio/Video
Cart,
a
plug-and-play
solution for streamlining
the acquisition of field
audio and video feeds in
all types of stadium sports

productions. With its pneumatic tyres
and lightweight aluminium shell, the
Sideline Audio/Video Cart can be
easily deployed around a sports field,
or anywhere requiring quick and easy
connections for video and audio feeds.
"At Bexel we're always looking
to
anticipate
our
customers'
requirements with creative and
innovative services, while at the same
time offering a systematic solution
to their real-world challenges," said
Lee Estroff, Vice President, Account
Development, Bexel. "That's exactly
the thinking that went into our new
Sideline cart. It's an efficient and selfcontained vehicle that not only offers
greater flexibility in acquiring audio
and video feeds, but also accelerates
setup and saves money. There is
nothing else like it in the industry."
The Sideline Audio/Video Cart is fully
customisable and can be equipped to
each customer's specifications. Since
equipment can be pre-assembled
in the cart, setup and strike times
are greatly reduced. Staff costs are
lowered because fewer technicians are
required on-site, and they can arrive
later to the venue. The cart provides
connections for single-mode fibre,
SMPTE hybrid and copper cables, and
hydra cable assemblies, and it enables
MADI audio as well as wireless audio
and video transmissions. A built-in
patch bay makes it easy to monitor,
troubleshoot, and manage signal
routing.


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