Russian City TV-Radio equips its UHD OB Van with Calrec
The Russian network City TV-Radio Agency has trusted in Calrec Summa console to equip its first UHD OB Van. The new external unit enable a 16-camera unit and can be used to produce content for both the linear TV channel and streamed on OTT channel. It is also production-ready for football, ice hockey, athletics and other sports.
The van uses Calrec’s Hydra2 network for connectivity, consisting of multiple I/O boxes, including a stage box, four MADI interfaces and one Dante connection. City TV-Radio, established in St Petersburg, covers cultural events taking place in the city like, Navy Day, concerts, and political events.
Wladislaw Grabowski, COO at Broadcast Solutions, the company that integrated the equipment in the van, commented, “From the outset the customer felt that its new OB truck would use UHD technology. They carried out tests with a variety of equipment, including cameras and vision mixers, and developed a clear vision of what they wanted. As for audio, they looked at many consoles and were open to suggestions, and we suggested the Calrec Summa as the best choice from a technological and economic point of view. The client is very happy with this choice.”
“It’s an honour to have Calrec technology included in the first UHD truck in the celebrated city of St. Petersburg, especially one that helps bring its cultural and political heartbeat to a wider audience,” said Mike Reddick, International Sales Manager at Calrec.