New 37-foot “5th-Wheel” Production Trailer Hits the Road From Rec4Box

Montréal, Québec-based production rig outfitter Rec4Box OB Factory has unveiled its latest production trailer for the U.S. market, the 37-foot vehicle named “Galleon.”

It features a Grass Valley Karrera K-Frame Video Production Center switcher and an expanded workspace to comfortably handle a minimum of 12 staff members.

The new Galleon trailer features increased storage space in the “5th-wheel” nose, as well as more rack space for CCU’s, playback servers, and an expanded router to handle the additional signals for routing. Equipment and trailer configuration is completely customizable.

Optimized to handle 12-camera/CCU productions (plus auxiliary cameras like GoPro), the ultra-light 15,000 lb. trailer can be pulled by a heavy-duty pick-up truck.

Jonathan Fortin, Rec4Box CTO, said building the new “compact” truck was a matter of “accommodating the larger event profile and providing additional workspace for graphics, stats and replay staff, typically found in larger sporting events.” 

The Grass Valley Karrera switcher is used across many of Rec4Box’s fleet.

The Grass Valley Karrera switcher is used across many of Rec4Box’s fleet.

He said the Galleon provides the equivalent operational workspace of a 50-foot non-expando trailer, “and if you need more space, you can link multiple trailers together.”

Rec4Box has developed a new trailer linking technology in conjunction with Riedel MediorNet called oB-LINK. This allows all trailer signals to be linked via a single cable system, creating a much larger “virtual production space.” oB-LINK can also be used to connect the new 37-foot trailer with the smaller 26-foot trailer also manufactured by Rec4Box.

Rec4Box OB Factory is also working on an updated range of production trailers for the U.S. market, the 26-foot “Corsair,” It too will include a Grass Valley Karrera K-Frame Video Production Center switcher.

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