“We won’t invest in SDI anymore,” declared Eamonn Curtin, International Head of Sales, EMG. “Everything we build is IP with flexibility at the core.”
EMG has driven two of its latest trucks to IBC. Nova 107, built by Italian coachbuilder ARET for EMG, is fully equipped and available to look around at ARET’s outside exhibit.
Capable of housing 44 operator seats, Nova 105, is EMG’s largest ever mobile facility and this is being presented deliberately empty at EMG’s OB space.
Both vans are designed according to the modular diPloy concept. This combines panels for audio, video, intercom, monitoring and data by means of a single integrated IP network.
“In the past we were flexible with kit but we never took out the router and now we can,” explained Curtin – who has since left IBC to take charge of EMG broadcasts for upcoming Royal Ceremonies in the UK. “It is a decentralised switch as modular as every other component from vision mixer to multiviewer.”
The kit for Nova 105 is currently being prepped across four venues for the FIFA World Cup Qatar, after which it will be back on the road covering bread and butter football matches in Europe.
Paul van den Heuvel, CTO EMG NL, said: “There is no limit to what a production can handle. With diPLOY we can scale up to an Olympics and integrate with any of our remote production centres around Europe.”
This unified and connected ethos is translated across the group with all of its OB brands umbrellaed under one EMG.
Van den Heuvel added: “We’re at IBC showing the journey that EMG has taken over the past two years from separate entities across Europe to one joined up body. All of the CTOs [from OB divisions like CTV, Telegenic and Euromedia] have been meeting regularly to ensure our roadmap is uniform and addresses the IP evolution of the market.”
Stand Number: 0.A09