IBC 2017: Broadcast RF showcases Truck in a Box
Earlier this year Broadcast RF launched its brand new initiative, Truck in a Box, an extension of a truck or flypack, which is Broadcast RF’s version of remote production, and at IBC, the company is talking about this technology. Through the use of a point to point link system, various cameras can be seamlessly linked from a remote site to the main OB to appear as an extension of a truck or flypack using Truck in a Box, which will be showcased on stand 11.D12.
Subject to the scale of the project there are various ways in which multiple cameras or even a submix can be sent back to the OB without the need for an additional production crew or an additional facilities at the remote location. This not only makes the operation much simpler, according to Broadcast RF, but also reduces the cost and removes the necessity to use a satellite or dark fibre, which results in even further cost savings.
The point to point link is capable of carrying over 200Mbps bi-directionally as all video signals will be compressed, can have up to 16 ASI in either direction alongside IP traffic, are bandwidth controlled so cannot affect one and other, and can be combined to provide redundancy if required.