Digital magazine of the broadcast and audiovisual market
The OB Van knowledge of Broadcast Solutions
Broadcast Solutions GmbH is one of Europe’s biggest system integrators. For more than ten years the German based company stands for innovation and engineering “Made in Germany”
With subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East Broadcast Solutions plans, implements and realises projects in the areas of Outside Broadcast, Satellite Communication, Studio and MCR Broadcast Facilities, Sport Arena Multimedia Solutions as well as mobile Security and Surveillance Solutions. A further emphasis of the company is to consult our customers when it comes to workflow optimization, trainings and production consultancy. Acting as a distribution company Broadcast Solutions offers sale and rental of exclusive and innovative products in defined areas or as worldwide distributor. With more than 100 employees worldwide and working as a hardware independent system integrator Broadcast Solutions offers its customers tailor-made solutions – from idea to implementation and beyond.
The company organized recently the Broadcast Innovation Day 2017, that took place at June 1 at the Broadcast Solutions headquarter. With more than 300 visitors the event was the most successful in the series of Broadcast Innovation Days. During the event international customers and broadcast experts used the chance to inform themselves about the latest innovations in broadcasting. With a large number of OB Vans under construction, an exhibition area, panel discussions and networking areas the event proved to be a fixed date in the calendar of the broadcast industry.
And the event was packed with insights in many ways. In the Broadcast Solutions’ production halls visitors could see first-hand the largest number of OB Vans under construction in Europe. At the exhibition area 30 manufacturers and vendors showed their new products and solutions. Broadcast Products, a Broadcast Solutions division, showed its full portfolio of innovative products at one place. With panels and discussions industry experts shared their views on trending topics within the broadcasting business and elaborating on topics such as IP, 4K/UHD as well as HDR/HFR and how they will affect live TV productions in the future. In cooperation with SVG Europe the panel section added valuable benefit to the event and proves the Broadcast Innovation Day to be a landmark in the calendar of broadcast professionals around the globe.
Trond Hermansen, CTO at NEP Switzerland commences on the event: “The Broadcast Innovation Day in Bingen was a perfect fit. NEP Switzerland’s new UHD 42 OB Van, under construction at the event, was one of the attractions during the show. The event is the perfect place to meet all relevant broadcast vendors, the Broadcast Solutions’ team as well as to get to know new people. Together with the panel discussion this is a perfect mix.”
Stefan Breder, CEO at Broadcast Solutions, adds: “The Broadcast Innovation Day at our headquarters in Bingen was the highlight of our series of events so far. We are very happy to have welcomed such a large number of international visitors. With the overall design – comprising of many OB Vans under construction, exhibitions, panel discussions and networking possibilities – we think the event is a perfect mix of business topics and an informal get-together. The visitor’s responses are very positive and we will continue our course with upcoming events – both in Bingen and abroad.”
Thomas Riedel, CEO at Riedel Communications, on the event: “The branch meeting in Bingen is a must in my calendar and once again it was worthwhile attending. The quality of the contacts here is very high-class.”
And Laurent Schiltz, CTO at German Production Company TV Skyline, adds: “The Broadcast Innovation Day is always the perfect opportunity to gain information about the latest trends in OB Van development and to meet with colleagues in a nice atmosphere. The event is becoming better each time.”
Interview with Stefan Breder, CEO at Broadcast Solutions GmbH:
As an integrator, what are the challenges you are facing on the OB Van building and design?
We develop and build all different OB Van models for a variety of usages, from small ones to large UHD OB Vans. Some are tailor-made, some are based on our Streamline OB Van family – different models of pre-engineered and cost-effective OB Vans, which we are able to deliver in a very short time.
The live production market is very cost sensitive and we serve the market with cost efficient and reliable solutions that enables our customers to realise the full potential of their investments. With our Streamline OB Van family we directly address customers that are looking for reliable, cost effective “work-horses” for daily use. They make working with them easy and fast, since all streamline versions are based on the same overall design. This reduces trainings and setup times – a major benefit.