Rastatt, Germany (June 29, 2017)—Italian production company NVP has launched a new flagship 4K OB van that accommodates multiformat productions in SD, HD, UHD, SDR and HDR and is equipped with Lawo audio, video processing and automation products.
The heart of OB 4’s audio systems is a pair of Lawo mc256 production consoles, a Nova router and DALLIS interfaces. The complete OB van is controlled using Lawo’s VSM (Virtual Studio Manager) system, and Lawo’s V__pro8 8 channel video processing units are deployed, offering all glue features needed in the broadcast production workflow in a 1RU housing. Lawo worked with local Italian partner Aret on the project.
Spanning Italy’s Serie A football league matches (produced in 4K), concert and musical events, and high-profile conferences, the OB van covers a wide variety of production deployments. The most recent of these saw OB 4 in action during the G7 summit in Taormina in May 2017, when NVP acted as the host broadcasting company.
Ivan Pintabona, technical manager at NVP, on Lawo: “One reason I chose Lawo is its great reliability,” he says. “But above all, most decisive were Lawo’s functionality and ability to find concrete solutions to the operational issues that we have on a OB van every day.