Increasing OB Vans Flexibility while saving costs2019-01-03T14:54:12+00:00

Project Description

Increasing OB Vans flexibility while saving costs.

ZDF | Skyline | HR Fernsehen | SWR | malsehn! | TVTriofilm | NDR | MPP | MEdiatec Broadcast 

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Project Details


The Customer

Outside Broadcast Vans play a major influence in the coverage of live and outdoor events. They represent a valuable tool for either small or larger broadcasters that need to ensure the coverage of local and onset productions. When well-equipped, they can bring a lot of versatility.

The demand for smaller and inexpensive solutions is increasing, so does the need for the broadcast industry to do “more with less” without compromising the final quality of contents. With the importance of sports and other large events driving demand, OB Vans play a major importance in the coverage of live events in remote places, where it’s difficult to have fixed installations.

Broadcasters main question is, how to equip an OB van with future-proof equipment able to adapt to the workflow changes?

mxfSPEEDRAIL has been playing an important role when it comes to equipping OB Vans with the most profit, powerful and cost-effective solutions.

The German market is a successful case that shows how MOG is delivering profitable solutions that are always tailored to meet the specific needs of different workflow environments.

For MOG, the main factor of success is to understand the potential uses of the OB Vans and provide solutions able to suit customer’s requirements while ensuring the ability to adapt the modular equipment to future changes.

Bringing all the broadcaster needs into a central and intuitive interface gets the cost of the equipment down, helps to shrink the unit size and reduces operating costs.

Seamless connectivity, collaborative edition and access to real-time content are the key elements that turn mxfSPEEDRAIL in the essential technology to implement in an Outside Broadcast facility. It is the ability to suit different formats and resolutions and to capture multiple feeds from the same event that explains why the German OB Vans are significantly increasing their efficiency and decreasing production costs.

The Partner

Media Online

As a valuable corporate partner, Media Online played an important role while ensuring that MOG correctly understood the customers’ production needs.

Media Online is based in Frankfurt and distributes, installs, manages, trains and supports the integration of systems from the major manufacturers in the market. Media Online can easily adapt to the customer perspective and provide consulting services about the best technologies to implement into its facilities while guaranteeing the best performance and cost-effective solutions.

Available Solutions

Increasing OB Vans flexibility while saving costs.


mxfSPEEDRAIL delivers a full range of automated solutions for File-Based Ingest, SD-HD/SDI Capture, Digital Delivery and Real Time Playback. It can be seamlessly integrated with the most popular broadcast technology and formats, offering high performance, great interoperability between platforms and efficient metadata sharing.

The ultimate level of flexibility is provided with a powerful yet compact solution that adds the capability to build your system according to your needs.

With mxfSPEEDRAIL Xpress users are able to include ingest, capture, playback, file conversion, transcoding, and storage capabilities featured on a single and easily configurable platform, with support for all the major broadcast formats.

Since space is a must-have in an OB van environment, mxfSPEEDRAIL Xpress is wrapped in a compact rack unit with only 24 cm depth, working as an ideal solution for small sized facilities that need all the performance and flexibility with a much smaller size than the normal broadcast equipment.

Available Solutions

Modular Mobile Studio – Compact and Powerful Solution

Based on mxfSPEEDRAIL Xpress, the modular nature of the mobile studio solution allows customers to choose between capture, playback, file conversion, transcoding, and storage services, all within the same compact rack system. As all these services are provided in one solution that just requires power it is an ideal product for Outside Broadcast, live events, reality shows and rental houses.

The unit also fits the editing suites (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer), the support for user’s file-based devices and a compact, high bandwidth performance online storage that allows real-time storage, such as edit-in-place, transcoding, and on-the-fly transmission.

The compact Modular Mobile Studio is a high-performance solution that sets a new benchmark for compactness and ease of use. It is ideal for small and medium-sized production facilities and mobile studios that need to follow a multi-location shooting schedule, saving on shipping costs and ensuring productions have the capabilities they want on-set where they need them.

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Workflow Scheme

OBVans workflow scheme

Scenario of an OB Van with mxfSPEEDRAIL Xpress Technology

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