European OB vehicles snap up Zandar multiviewers
Zandar continues to drive HD monitoring in OB vehicles forward with many successful outside broadcast (OB) installations that are used daily throughout Europe.
“Designed to cope with large event production and programming schedules,
Zandar offer a wide range of solutions including the all-new Predator HD and
FusionPro+ MultiViewers that are fast becoming the preferred choice for OB
vehicles” explains Deirdre Smith, CEO at Zandar Technologies.
The Predator HD and FusionPro+ MultiViewers are particularly suitable for
mobile or outside broadcast installations due to their flexibility to
combine multiple formats including analogue video, SDI, HD-SDI, DVI sources, and audio. Their compact design (1RU to 3RU) is also a benefit especially when used with space saving LCD, plasma and projection systems. They have the added flexibility of being able to seamlessly change the display options using the Z-Configurator software. The ZdH dual-display facility enables the display across more than one screen and the all-new Z-Controller software provides for easy-to-use source manipulation, alarm reporting and control. The dual redundant power supply is also a benefit in OB installations.
Recent successes include tpc, Switzerland’s largest TV production company who, since 2005, have successfully utilised Predator HD MultiViewers in a fully HDTV and SD capable OB truck. SBP, a large OB production and post production company in Italy, is using a mix of FusionPro+ and Predator HD MultiViewers combined with LCD displays in their HDTV OB vehicle for the production of large events and sports coverage. Zandar are involved in further OB projects in the UK, Austria and France.