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NEP equips Australia's first 4K OB trucks with advanced IHSE KVM system

In response to the forthcoming transition to 4K broadcasting, NEP is currently constructing four new 4K supertrucks. The vehicles include integrated IHSE KVM switching systems for highly flexible access to any connected broadcast equipment and are unmatched by any other broadcast facility in Australia.

From the Oscars to the Olympics, NEP provides the technology and know-how to produce the world’s biggest live and broadcast events. In Australia, NEP is the country’s largest and most experienced outside broadcast and studio facilities company, providing broadcast infrastructure for major sport and studio productions across the country and internationally.

NEP developed Australia’s first 4K-HD capable OB supertrucks. Two 28-camera, 34-seat vehicles are already in operation, with two further identical trucks nearing completion.

"A centralized KVM system is essential to this design," said Milan Milenkovic, Project Director for NEP Australia. IHSE’s Draco tera KVM switch is connected to a vast range of onboard equipment via control interfaces, allowing operators to connect all computers and devices throughout the truck to their individual workstation using simple keyboard commands. "The IHSE Draco switch is unsurpassed in quality and performance and makes this all possible," Milenkovic said.

"Our sophisticated Draco tera KVM system delivers a tremendous increase in efficiency, especially for such large OB vans," said Terence Teng, Managing Director at IHSE APAC. "Operators can instantly access any device they need from any workstation; a key advantage in live productions where every second counts."

IHSE’s KVM switching and extension products are available for demonstration at IBC in Amsterdam, 15 - 19 September 2017. Stand no. 7B.30.

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