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WTS OB Truck Hits The Road At Chelsea's Player Of The Year

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Video Europe’s newest OB truck, a 16-camera, double expanding vehicle built by C2S Systems, the broadcast integration arm of WTS Group, has carried out its first production at Chelsea FC’s Player of the Year awards in London.

The two companies have now agreed a £1.35m project for C2S to build a further eight-camera OB truck and a flypack as part of the film and broadcast equipment rental company’s ongoing expansion.
Having covered Chelsea’s end-of-season awards ceremony at their Stamford Bridge ground on Monday 12 May, the new 16-camera truck next heads to Monaco for Marcor International’s production of the World Music Awards on 27 May.
C2S engineers worked with Video Europe on both productions to offer support during the handover period, with six Sony HDC-2500 channels and one EVS XT3 being rigged for Chelsea and 12 channels and two EVS for Monaco.
The Mercedes Benz Axor truck also boasts a Sony MVS-7000X vision mixer and OLED monitors, a 3G Miranda NVISION 8500 Series hybrid router, Miranda 3G digital glue, a Calrec Omega digital audio console, a Kaleido modular multi-viewer and Tektronix waveform vector-scopes. C2S delivered an 18-tonne support vehicle at the same time.
Steve Green, Managing Director of Video Europe, said: "The new truck has enabled us to meet our clients’ needs and to win the jobs – before we didn’t have a big enough vehicle for these kinds of production."
Speaking about the projects, Ben Murphy, Sales Director for WTS Group, said: "In building the 16-camera unit, we have delivered a market-leading, high-spec vehicle that we feel sure will meet the needs of the OB market. And we are delighted that Video Europe have chosen to commission these further projects, reflecting their confidence in our build quality and integration expertise."
The new OB unit is due to be on the road in late 2014 and will be an HD truck capable of offering up to 10 camera channels, two EVS and six VTs. C2S will fit the vehicle with Sony production monitoring, a Sony MVS-3000 vision mixer, Evertz timing equipment and Miranda multi-viewer and distribution equipment. It will also have Snell video routing, Telex communications and Tektronix measurement equipment.
The multi-viewer and distribution will also be provided by Miranda, with timing equipment by Trilogy and measurement from Harris. Audio and communications kit will include Sennheiser radio microphones and in-ear monitoring, a Yamaha M7CL audio mixer and Telex’s Adam M communications system with Omneo IP. All equipment will be supplied by C2S Systems.

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