Among the devices featured are a Cronus 32 matrix, KP-12 keypanels, MCP-90-12 microphones and PH-88R5 headsets. The new OB van will be used for the coverage of sporting events, general entertainment productions and talk shows
Since 1990, Viditech Broadcast Facilities are one of the busiest broadcast service providers in the Netherlands. To ensure they continue to meet, and even surpass, their customers’ expectations, the company, a member of the Facility House group, recently invested in a new outside broadcast vehicle: OBV5. The new truck, which is designed to serve up to twelve cameras, will be used primarily for television productions, including sporting events, talk shows and general entertainment.
"It‘s a fully-equipped, and yet extraordinarily compact truck," says Jan de Pijper, Viditech's MD. Moreover, the TV control room on wheels offers the best of both worlds, as he explains: "The truck is highly versatile but at the same time features powerful technology and delivers a high level of quality. The choice of equipment always plays a crucial role in delivering to your customers and once again, one of the Netherlands' largest broadcast facilities providers is relying on systems from RTS/TELEX. To ensure flawless communication during productions, the truck is equipped with an RTS Cronus digital matrix with 32 ports as well as numerous KP-12 series keypanels. MCP-90-12 microphones and PH-88R5 headsets from TELEX complete the set-up.
Inside the new truck
Jan de Pijper explained the reasons for his choice of RTS/TELEX systems: "We have been working a lot with products from RTS/TELEX. Furthermore, we've had uniformly positive experiences with them. They offer flawless performance and are extremely reliable, which is particularly important. You can hardly change your intercom system in the middle of a live broadcast, so you have to have 100% confidence in the system you choose." Since the installation had to be completed to a tight schedule, the ability to work closely with Axon Digital Design in general, and Area Sales Manager Leo Smeding in particular, also proved crucial to the success of the undertaking. “
The first outings of the new OB truck have proved hugely successful. "The feedback has been outstanding," reports Pijper. "Our customers know the hallmarks of a state-of-the-art outside broadcast van when they see them: the finest equipment at the fingertips of the finest technicians! It's an investment for which we and our customers, I'm certain, will long have cause to rejoice."