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Ideal Systems Group today announced it has won a tender with Tencent one of the largest Internet companies in the world, to build a ten Camera, 4K, multi-purpose OB truck.

The OB truck which was designed and will be built by Ideal Systems uses the latest 4K Grass Valley LDX 86N cameras which were recently released at NAB Show in Las Vegas and are to be fitted with Cannon 4K Lenses. The LDX 86N cameras take the LDX86 Series to a new level with native 4K (3840×2160) and native 3G/HD (1920×1080) image capture, using three unique 3840x2160p 4K XensiumHAWK CMOS imagers with DPMUltra (dynamic pixel management) functionality.

The cameras will feed over IP back to redundant GV Nodes. GV Node is designed to handle deterministic vertically accurate switching within IP, supporting SMPTE ST2022-6 IP inputs and outputs, as well as TICO visually lossless compression for 4K applications. For full broadcast capabilities, GV Node also supports the extensive range of Densité signal processing modules along with a fully integrated and highly scalable Kaleido multiviewer to deliver the highest quality monitoring with the most flexible layout available. The GV nodes will in-turn feed the IP outputs to the GV IP Switcher.

The OB Truck which is based on a Mercedes chassis contains two production areas the first containing a 3ME GV IP video switcher panel and the 2nd containing a 1 ME GV IP video switcher panel these can be used together for the same production or for separate productions simultaneously. Inside the new 4K OB truck there will seating space for up to twenty-five people, equating to eight for production, four CG operators, two audio engineers and the rest for camera control and slow motion operations. Manufacture of the truck has already begun in Ideal Systems offices in China and delivery will take place later in the year.