Front bench inside OB truck.
BeckTV, a premier systems integrator for the broadcast media industry, is working with Ross Production Services (RPS) on building a new flagship OB truck — the eighth and largest in the RPS fleet.
RPS is a full-service, turnkey production company delivering high-quality video and audio content of sports and other live events. Its unique partnership with Ross Video means all RPS trucks and flypacks feature the most current and innovative Ross Video products, and RPS can scale up or down for each individual production.
BeckTV, who is managing the project, is responsible for conceptual and final design and documentation of all major broadcast systems, including every individual wire to be installed in the truck. BeckTV will prewire and label an estimated 4,500 cables at the BeckTV facility for delivery to the project site. After receiving the empty truck from manufacturer Gerling and Associates, a BeckTV installation crew will completely integrate all the Ross equipment, running the wires, racking the gear, doing all the power and cabling, and performing comprehensive testing to ensure the final system operates as planned. Finally, a BeckTV project engineer and a technician will be on hand to provide event support during the launch of the truck’s first show.
The new OB truck is a 40-foot box truck with dual expanding sides. It will showcase all the newest and best Ross Video gear on the market. Making its debut within the truck is the Ultrix FR12, representing the core of Ross’ Hyperconverged solution and standing as the most powerful and flexible hybrid media platform. Within the Ultrix family, you’ll find Ultrix Acuity, a unified solution seamlessly integrating with Acuity, Ross’ flagship production switcher. Other major systems include XPression, a Mira+ replay system; the Piero sports graphics and analysis tool; and the Voyager Unreal Engine-based render platform for broadcast and live events. BeckTV and RPS are building the truck to be 4K-capable, with more camera control units than any other RPS truck — enough to cover the largest major sports, esports, and entertainment events.
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