Dutch broadcast facilities provider Viditech has recently expanded its outside broadcast fleet with the OBV5, equipping it with a range of products from RTS/Telex.
Designed to serve up to 12 cameras, the new truck will primarily be used for television productions, including sporting events, talk shows and general entertainment. "It‘s a fully-equipped, and yet extraordinarily compact truck," said Jan de Pijper, Viditech's managing director. “The truck is highly versatile but at the same time features powerful technology and delivers a high level of quality."
With the choice of equipment for the truck being of paramount importance, Viditech opted to rely on system from RTS/Telex. Aimed at providing optimum communication during productions, the truck is kitted out with an RTS Cronus digital matrix with 32 ports as well as numerous KP-12 series keypanels, while MCP-90-12 microphones and PH-88R5 headsets from Telex complete the set-up.
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 appear to have been successful, according to de Pijper. He stated: "The feedback has been outstanding. 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."