Berlin, Germany (December 12, 2011)—Germany's TopVision recently modernized its Ü2 OB truck, revamping the control room and adding a large 40-fader Aurus digital mixing console.
TopVision renovated the truck, which operates mainly in sports, in two weeks. Since then, the vehicle has been used to produce the top match of the German Bundesliga in 3-D for Sky satellite TV and the IPTV platform LIGA Total. To make the truck 3-D capable, TopVision installed extensive new camera and video systems.
Before the renovation, the vehicle was already home to a Nexus audio network, which has now been expanded to a total of 10 Base Devices including remote stage boxes for the sports commentators. The Aurus system, based on the latest Stagetec technology, had to be delivered within three weeks of the order. Features include EBU-R128-compliant loudness metering, a spectrum analyzer and true-peak metering.
TopVision is also the first Stagetec client to use the embedded version of RTW's TM9 audio monitor integrated in an Aurus. At the touch of a button one of the Aurus' TFT screens can be switched between displaying the RTW meter and the Aurus display. Another Aurus TFT monitor is used as a switchable HD screen.
Achim Jendges, founder and CEO of TopVision GmbH, says, "The long-standing, successful, close cooperation between TopVision and STAGETEC has paid off once again in this project. The Stagetec team knew exactly what we wanted and was able to provide all the customizations we required immediately."
TopVision is a long-term user of Stagetec technology. Since 2000, its Ü4 truck has run with a Cantus console; in 2006, an Aurus was installed in the Ü5; and a year later, the Ü2 was modernized with a Nexus system used as an audio router and network. Now, with the renovation of the Ü2 completed in October 2011, TopVision has its first 3-D-enabled OB truck.