NEP Supershooter 6 Hits the Road in Support of NHL Playoffs
Powered by NEP’s TFC software engine, the single-unit IP truck is 1080p-ready and 4K-capable
NEP Group’s Supershooter 6, powered by NEP’s Broadcast Control (TFC), the proprietary software engine that powers the company’s Global Production Ecosystem, is officially on the road in support of NHL playoff coverage and, soon, the men’s and women’s College World Series.
“We are thrilled to continue the progression of our IP mobile-unit designs in this new generation of trucks,” says Glen Levine, president, U.S. Broadcast Services, NEP. “Supershooter 6 is a single unit with a support unit as needed and is similar to Supershooter 5, featuring NEP’s TFC Control System.”
The 1080p-ready and 4K-capable truck features a Grass Valley Kayenne X-Frame switcher, Calrec Apollo audio console, 10 Sony HDC-3500 cameras, two Sony HDC-5500 cameras, a Lawo IP router, multiviewer, and EVS XT VIA server.
NEP’s TFC control is designed to solve the industry’s issues related to IP control by providing an easy-to-use broadcast-control and -monitoring system to streamline, simplify, and speed up configuration and connection of onsite and remote facilities. Developed internally by NEP software engineers, TFC is technology-agnostic, making it compatible with virtually any technology in the broadcast and live-event environment.
TFC’s ability to ease configuration reduces the amount of time needed onsite to manage increasingly complex IP-based infrastructure and reduces the risk of human error. It also offers redundancy and built-in safeguarding for all networked flows, which means more secure, stable, and streamlined infrastructure for NEP’s clients. Designed with user-friendly UI and automated functionality, TFC allows configuring, provisioning, orchestration, and granular monitoring of broadcast, IT, and network systems. Platform Control Services include IP routing, systems and network monitoring, configuration, workflow automation, device control, tally and general-purpose input/output management, communications orchestration and control, resource scheduling and sharing, security, rightsholder management, and user management.
“Our team continues to do a fabulous job in design, construction, and innovation,” says Levine. “Our new platforms are designed for ease of tying mobile units together in large compounds, as well as for tying into the NEP Global Production Ecosystem. As always, we are using new ideas and technology to create an amazing fleet.”
The innovation of NEP mobile units like Supershooter 6 is born out of an intimate understanding of what today’s live-sports and entertainment content creators need. By collaborating with clients around the world to gain valuable insights and feedback, NEP’s global engineering teams are able to turn their needs into reality, supporting clients as they bring their content to life.
NEP is committed to equipping new mobile units with TFC, including SRT3, released earlier this year. Supershooter 5, released in May 2021, was the first fully IP mobile unit to be powered by TFC. And Supershooter 61, a new field acquisition unit, was released earlier this year. In addition, NEP Supershooter 1, TS2, Supershooter 29, EN1, and NCPXI are slated for upgrades.
Learn more about NEP’s full range of mobile-unit design and integration and its vision for centralized production on NEPGroup.com.