February 21, 2012 (Pittsburgh, PA)
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.”
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 65 countries on all seven continents. NEP is headquartered in the United States and has offices in 20 countries.