Services Global Viewpoint – October 2017

Studiotech Belgium Delivers OB Van and Staff For RTI’s Coverage Of The Francophone Games in Africa

Systems integrator Studiotech Belgium supplied African broadcaster RTI (Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne) with new technology and staff for the 8th Francophone Games, which were held recently in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa. Before shipping the equipment, it was completely installed, configured and tested at Studiotech’s Belgium headquarters.

To televise the events, RTI hired Studiotech Belgium to supply audiovisual equipment including a DSNG OB van for production and transmission.
The van included four Sony HD production cameras, a 240 cm band C satellite dish, video mixer, audio console, an Evertz matrix and Vislink encoders and decoders. Audio-visual production was based around a For-A switcher and Yamaha audio console with an Evertz Microsystemsmatrix and glue products to the requirements of the user.

A Dalet MAM system was also provided, featuring a Playout system with more than 15 HP computers, an Dell EMC 212 TB server and an LTO 7 tape library.
The OB Van was built on an Iveco chassis and included a dual 400W HPA, and a three-phase power generator/inverter system.

Studiotech also supplied six engineers on-site, responsible for installing, integrating, testing, training and offering on-site guidance for the RTI operators. 

This van, along with a similar sister van delivered earlier, were used for live transmission of the CNJF games all over the world.



The 8th Francophone Games (CNJF) were held in Abidjan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, from 21 to 30 July 2017, and were attended by 4,000 athletes and artists from 53 nations.
The Games are held every four years in the post-Olympic year and attracts some 500 million viewers worldwide.

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