NEP's New BR1 HD Production Truck Named Best OB Truck in Brazil
Partnership With Casablanca Online Takes Premium-Level OB Services to Brazilian and International Broadcasters
September 09, 2013 --
NEP today announced that BR1, its new mobile production unit designed specifically for the Brazilian outside broadcast (OB) market, was named best OB truck at the SET 2013 Broadcast & Cable show in Sao Paulo. NEP won the award jointly with partner Casablanca Online (CBO), Brazil's leading provider of digital satellite newsgathering vehicles and services. Together, the two companies deliver a complete OB production and transmission solution in Brazil. NEP launched BR1 and its counterpart, BR2, in March.
"We designed our Brazilian trucks with features and capabilities that would set them apart as leaders in the Brazilian market," said Mike Fernander, president and general manager of NEP. "Receiving this award -- especially for a truck that we only recently launched -- goes to show just how valuable the solution has become in a very short time."
BR1 is a 12-meter-long, single-expansion trailer that was built from the ground up to meet the live production requirements of Brazilian broadcasters. It includes state-of-the-art production, recording and playback, audio, and routing equipment, and it supports up to 12 Grass Valley(R) HD cameras and includes a Grass Valley Karrera(R) production switcher. It houses three EVS HD video servers to enable tapeless digital recording workflows, and a 48-fader Calrec Artemis Beam 5.1 digital audio console anchors the vehicle's audio capabilities.
CBO operates BR1 as part of a complete OB production and transmission solution. NEP provides maintenance, engineering training, and account management support.
"Thanks to the BR1 truck and our partnership with NEP, we have been able to bring a new breed of production and uplink services to Brazilian and international broadcast clients covering major live sports and entertainment events in the country," said Alex Pimentel, CEO at Casablanca Online.
The "best OB truck" designation came from Panorama magazine, which seeks out the best solutions for production in distribution in Brazil.
Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/NEP/BR1Photos.zip
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About Casablanca Online
Casablanca is one of the most complete service providers of satellite live transmissions. Casablanca Online is a pioneer in high-definition and 3D with thousands of successful Brazilian, South American, and international events over the past 15 years. Casablanca Online has its own industrial division for truck's integration and satellite antenna manufacturing with the largest fleet of DSNG mobile units in Brazil. More information is available at www.casablancaonline.com.br.
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