Nashville, TN (June 17, 2016)—TNDV has launched its eighth and largest mobile production truck, Exclamation, which is outfitted with a Studer Vista X mixing console from Harman and a 4K video backbone.
Exclamation, which hit the road in late May, is TNDV’s first 53-foot double-expando Class A truck to offer native 1080p broadcast and production capability across its entire infrastructure and workflow. The truck includes a Pesa audio router that supports 128x128 analog I/O and 128x128 digital I/O, and up to four MADI streams. The separate audio router was integrated into the original design to specifically support the Studer Vista X, which can control 800 or more DSP channels and over 5,000 inputs and outputs.
For clients requiring 4K production for their events, Exclamation’s design also offers 4K quad-link capabilities, with a Grass Valley Kayenne 4K-ready switcher and Aja KiPro recorders. Exclamation accommodates 30 crewmembers throughout the truck, including 15 in production control alone.
The road to Exclamation’s launch reportedly began in mid-2015 when Nic Dugger, TNDV owner and president, identified a need for a new flagship video and audio truck that aligned with the needs of the largest broadcast networks and live events. “We have had 13 very powerful and successful years as the elite ‘small truck’ company,” said Dugger, whose team handled Exclamation’s entire systems design and integration process in the company’s Nashville warehouse. “But until now, we’ve had to turn away projects that exceeded the capacity offered by our existing fleet.”
Exclamation has already provided support for one of the largest annual corporate events held by a well-known Arkansas retailer. By the end of June, it will have serviced a Baptist convention in St. Louis, a two-week live music event at the Music City Center in Nashville and a special broadcast event at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.