June 7, 2012 (Pittsburgh)
NEP announced today the release of ND6 and Entourage, two new high-definition television production trucks. Both facilities were designed and built from the ground up by NEP’s engineering team at its in-house integration facility. Designed for flexibility and to meet the latest demands of the industry, ND6 and Entourage combine NEP’s three decades of design and production experience with proven technology.
“We begin every new design by analyzing the needs of our clients. We leverage our extensive field experience to create a solution that will achieve our clients’ production goals while meeting their technology and budgetary needs. Anyone can buy the latest equipment, but at NEP, we believe true innovation is creating a total solution. ND6 and Entourage are exciting examples of this innovation - designed to address the total scope of our clients’ needs from start to finish,” says NEP’s CEO, Kevin Rabbitt.
ND6 was designed with a proven and widely preferred layout, already deployed across five additional trucks in the fleet. This consistent layout creates efficiency on site by allowing production teams to move more easily between trucks. With the addition of new technology, including support for multi-channel embedded audio, a Calrec Artemis Beam, and EVS XT3 servers ND6 continues NEP’s tradition of evolutionary innovation and development. A single-truck unit, ND6 features a large, three-tier control room, back-to-back layout in tape, a Grass Valley Kalypso switcher, Sony cameras, virtual monitor walls throughout, and can easily scale to meet a variety of production sizes and types. ND6 makes its debut supporting NBC’s coverage of The Belmont Stakes on Saturday June 9th.
Built for NEP Entertainment, Entourage will join NEP’s fleet of the finest facilities designed specifically for the Entertainment Industry. Combining an efficient solution in a spacious interior, Entourage offers a new approach to production, with enough room for a large production team even when a smaller technological footprint is required. Housed in a single, 53 foot-long trailer, Entourage comes equipped with a Studer Vista 5 audio console, Sony MVS8000 switcher, and a discrete monitor wall in production.
George Hoover, NEPs chief technology officer, says, “Our in-house integration expertise supports our unique ability to translate our extensive, real-world experience into every step of the design and integration process, and Entourage and ND6 are no exception. This experience touches everything, from layout, to technology selection, to wiring, to fit and finish. Our engineers are involved in the entire process and every detail, enhancing our ability to troubleshoot, problem solve and support our clients' needs on site.”
NEP provides the technology and know-how to enable clients to produce the world’s most prestigious live and broadcast events around the globe. The company is the leading worldwide provider of outsourced production solutions offering technical services for remote production, studio production, video display, host broadcasting, post production, premium playout, smart asset / media management, and multi-screen delivery. NEP’s more than 3,000 employees are driven by passion and a focus on technical innovation, and together they have supported productions in over 85 countries on all seven continents. NEP is headquartered in the United States and has offices in 21 countries.