Rastatt, Germany (February 25, 2015)—Bavarian public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) is replacing two old OB trucks with new vehicles outfitted with Lawo production and on-air products.
BR updated the audio systems in its Ü2 and Ü3 radio OB trucks back in 2013. At its Nuremberg Regional Studio, the broadcaster is now replacing another two aged OB vans (Ü1 and Ü2) with new vehicles that have a largely identical configuration.
Mixes of all kinds are handled by Lawo mc266 consoles, providing the recording, sources and TB signals needed for large-scale live events using a sapphire mastercard-equipped DALLIS router frame. The different processes are visualized and operated by way of a multi-page graphical user interface with touchscreen operation.
The main contractor responsible for equipping both vehicles was sonoVTS. The contract was awarded in October, 2013 with the OB vans to be delivered during February and March, 2015. In spite of additional work facilities in video and online, it succeeded in keeping the overall length under 10 m. at a height of 3.5 m. and a weight of about 16 tons.