Urbana, IL (October 25, 2012)-Token Creek's latest truck, Chippewa, will roll out in early November furnished with an extensive complement of Cobalt Digital's signalprocessing gear.
"We're building this truck to accommodate the growing demand for more vehicles with HD infrastructures, especially within sporting applications," said John Salzwedel, Token Creek's president. Beck Associates, a television systems integrator, is building the mobile unit, Token Creek's fourth truck, in its Pflugerville, TX location.
Cobalt's new HPF-9000 High Power Frames will comprise the core of the truck's infrastructure and be populated with HD-SDI reclocking, MADI and audio DAs; frame syncs; and the company's 9901-UDX-HD 3G up/down/cross converters with 16 channels of AES embedding and color correction software.
"With Cobalt's large selection of terminal gear, paired with a variety of software, and input/output options, we were able to select the exact configurations we needed," Salzwedel continued. "The 3G video infrastructure and MADI distribution are both key pieces in this new mobile unit. This will be the first Token Creek unit to utilize a MADI audio system, which is the ultimate way to distribute audio throughout the truck. The signal flows flawlessly. It simplifies a lot."
Token Creek, headquartered in Waunakee, WI, travels the country covering college and professional sports for major networks. "The key word is reliability," explained Salzwedel. "We can be working in Green Bay, WI one day and be in Miami, FL within 48 hours. Our infrastructure must withstand the rigors of temperature extremes as well as highway systems in varying degrees of disrepair."