September 12, 2013

Harris Broadcast, a global supplier of content management and network infrastructure serving broadcasters, satellite, MSOs, IPTV, mobileTV and OTT providers, is working together with Gearhouse Broadcast to supply technology for a cost-effective and flexible HD outside broadcast (OB) concept.

The project centers around an eight camera channel HD OB trailer that can house an eight-person production crew. Targeting the small event OB market, the vehicle features Harris Broadcast’s router, multiviewers, modular interface platform, computer graphics and video signal test and measurement systems.

This new concept targets the small event OB market, an area Gearhouse Broadcast says has been deprived of development and support. The trailer contains a compact footprint offering lower power consumption and ergonomic design while providing a discrete production gallery, audio workstations and engineering control area. Gearhouse Broadcast says this fully HD-capable OB vehicle is suited to a broad range of applications including IPTV and live web streaming productions with up to seven-camera live sports broadcasts.

“Our challenge was to design maximum functionality in minimum space and with inherent flexibility in set up and output,” commented Eamonn Dowdall, business development director, Gearhouse Broadcast. “Harris Broadcast is the logical choice given its breadth of product portfolio and the integrated manner in which the company’s workflow components operate. Without this capability, it would be difficult to build so much power and performance into such a compact OB facility.”

“Gearhouse Broadcast leads the field in terms of its ability to develop mobile broadcast solutions that are suited to a broad diversity of production scenarios,” said Mathias Eckert, vice president, sales and services, Europe & Africa, Harris Broadcast. “With this new HD vehicle, they have created a solution that will have broad international appeal and will be a popular exhibit at IBC.”

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About Gearhouse Broadcast Limited
Gearhouse Broadcast is a market leader in the field of Broadcast Services specializing in broadcast equipment rental, equipment sales, project solutions and systems integration, operating globally with offices in the UK, US, Australia and Qatar. The company offers a vast degree of experience and a proven track record in its involvement in major world sports events.

Gearhouse Broadcast can meet the most complex, mission critical project requirements locally or on location anywhere in the world. The people are among the best in the industry, drawing on a broad spectrum of experience, offering the latest technology equipment for hire or as part of an overall project solution.

About Harris Broadcast
Harris Broadcast is a market leader in content management and network infrastructure serving more than 3,000 broadcasters, cable networks, MSOs and mobile and IPTV providers spanning 140 countries. Harris Broadcast has been awarded 240 patents and has received eight Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

For more information, please visit harrisbroadcast.com.

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