HD Broadcast Present UHD 2 OB Van

German broadcast production company HD Broadcast is presenting its new UHD 2 OB van, which is now the new main production tool of the company.

HD Broadcast and Broadcast Solutions planned and built the 30-camera UHD / HDR OB truck. The vehicle construction, the technical planning, the workflow concept, the design and the overall interior layout are adapted to the customer’s wishes down to the smallest detail.

The new UHD 2 is one of the largest OBs available in Germany. The unit can work with a maximum of 30 cameras and with an interior space of around 60 m2, the OB van offers up to 28 staff members a spacious and relaxed working environment. The vehicle uses a multi-format production system based on 4K / 3G-SDI Quad Link / HD / HDR formats.

HD Broadcast’s new flagship is designed as a trailer with three extensions covering the complete trailer length, thus providing two full control rooms, many engineering and slomo workstations and VIP workplaces. A third control room is available with the support van.

The vehicle houses 10 EVS VIA servers, located under the desk of control room 1 – fully air-conditioned and soundproofed. The vast dimensions and large number of equipment are also reflected in the technical figures. Broadcast Solutions technicians installed around 70 km of cable, over 400 RU of rack space and 23 cable trays in the trailer. As a further speciality and to increase the customer’s production safety, UHD 2 is equipped with a UPS unit, which ensures 15 minutes of autonomous operation of the complete OB in case of a power failure.

Constantin Novotny, CTO and CEO of HD Broadcast comments on the new OB van and its evolution: “The initial planning provided for a rather tight schedule of 10 months for the construction of the UHD 2. We have a long-lasting business relationship with Broadcast Solutions, and I was sure that Broadcast Solutions would be able to deliver such an ambitious and unusual project to my satisfaction, even within the short time available. In close cooperation and coordination, we have completed a truly unique production vehicle that will attract a lot of attention in Europe.

The goal in the design and interior planning was to make working in the UHD 2 as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Meeting this requirement was the primary consideration when planning the interior concept, the workflows, the interior and exterior design, the materials used and the lighting concept.

Electrically moveable tables and slomo spots, electrical windows to the in- and outside to change brightness or electrically moveable doors provide additional comfort. The air condition settings, and lighting mood and type, can be adjusted in every room to meet the team member’s individual preferences. The ambience of the workplaces, the interior lighting, cut-outs for the air condition, the shape of the windows and desks or underfloor boxes play with the company’s new design elements.

The OB truck will debut for German Football Association cup matches, season 2020/2021.

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