NEP Launches Two New HD Mobile Production Trucks
Adding to the world's largest, most advanced fleet
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NEP Broadcasting announced today the release of ND5 and Arizona, two new high-definition mobile production trucks. Designed and built at NEP's cutting-edge integration facility, ND5 and Arizona combine the finest broadcast technology with NEP's world-class mobile facilities design.
These two new additions bring NEP's HD fleet to 47 production trucks world-wide, the largest HD fleet in the industry. ND5 and Arizona are the first in a series of next generation HD trucks that will debut across NEP in 2012, including: ND6 in the Supershooters fleet; a new entertainment truck, Entourage, in the Sweetwater fleet; and an additional HD truck in NEP's UK fleet.
"NEP is committed to providing our clients with new and innovative solutions," said Debra Honkus, chairman of NEP's Board of Directors. "ND5 and Arizona are shining examples of NEPs renowned design and integration capabilities, creating two exceptional mobile production facilities."
ND5, a one-truck unit designed for NEP's Supershooters fleet, offers a quick, streamlined set-up with powerful production capabilities, perfect for covering sports and light entertainment. It features a large, three-tier control room and a back-to-back layout in tape, and is equipped with a Grass Valley Kalypso switcher, Sony cameras, an Calrec Artemis Beam audio console with MADI and Hydra, and virtual monitor walls throughout. ND5 debuted this past Sunday, February 19th, with NBC's Hockey Day in America.
Arizona is the latest truck in NEP's Denali fleet, designed specifically for the entertainment industry. With a wide two-tier control room and a large audio room with seating for three, this single-truck unit is perfect for multi-camera reality programs and light entertainment. Arizona comes fully-equipped with a Grass Valley Kalypso switcher, Sony cameras, a Calrec Alpha audio console with MADI and Hydra, wiring for 20 tape machines and two EVS servers, and virtual monitor walls throughout. Arizona's first assignment will be in support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscar telecast later this month.
"Both Arizona and ND5 build on our thirty years of experience designing mobile television production facilities. They each utilize innovative design features pioneered by NEP, including a new light-weight power system in ND5 and full 16 channel embedded audio support in Arizona," says NEP Chief Technology Officer, George Hoover. "With every new truck, we work towards pushing our design forward, improving workflows, and meeting new challenges in remote production."
About NEP: NEP enables clients to execute, deliver, and display exceptional productions on any platform around the world. With three decades experience, more than 700 employees worldwide, and an industry-leading depth of resources, NEP provides complete solutions for any broadcast or live event. Committed to innovation, they offer the latest technology and the best engineering expertise available. NEP is owned by American Securities, a private equity firm headquartered in New York, and management. For more information, please visit our website at www.nepinc.com.
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