NEP UK PRESENTS FOUR NEW UHD OUTSIDE BROADCAST TRUCKS
BRACKNELL, UK – 1 July 2016 – NEP UK announces today that it is strengthening itsoutside broadcast fleet with the addition of four brand new UHD trucks,equipped with the latest production equipment from Imagine, SAM, Telex, Calrec and other leading manufacturers.The trucks have been designed and built from scratch, less than a year sincethe devastating fire that destroyed five of NEP’s OB units.
Allfour trucks have the ability to work standalone or together in any combination.They are able to interconnect with each other via a CWDM fibre system, and the configuration allows for 200 shared 3GB signalsto be sent between the trucks. Equippedwith UHD and HDR capabilities, the trucks are built around Imagine IP3 routerswith hybrid IP / Base band routerinfrastructure and design. Therouting infrastructure is the largest in NEP’s worldwide fleet.
NEPUK recently purchased 66 Sony HDC-4300 4K system cameras, 52 Canon UHD lenses and20 EVS units, and each truck is able to accommodate up to 30 cameras and 12 EVSunits. The trucks are also equipped with a Calrec Apollosound desk and a SAM Kahuna 9600 6ME 1080P/4K switcher.
Thefirst of the fleet to be put into action is Pacific, which has already seensuccess at a number of events and is currently stationed at Wimbledon. Thenewest truck to the fleet is a full double expander unit, doubling in size whenopened, creating 1000 square feet of floor space.
SteveJenkins, President, NEP UK and Ireland, comments, “The creation of four newstate-of-the-art UHD trucks equipped with the latest technologies in under ayear is a real testament to the NEP team’s hard work, dedication and skills. The launch of Pacific marks a new chapter for NEPUK, and we look forward to gettingthe other trucks on the road before the end of the year.”
Aurorais expected to be complete by the end of July with Caspian and Sargasso makingtheir debuts by the end of October.