German company Media Mobil leverages Ross video for future-proof OB capability


Media Mobil (MMG) is a German provider of external broadcasting services to the MDR group of stations and other third-party broadcasters. Based in the picturesque city of Leipzig, the company recently decided to add another OB vehicle to its fleet and reached out to Ross Diamond Elite MCI partners in Hamburg for assistance in specifying the vehicle, ensuring it would meet their short and long term needs. .

“We were very comfortable with the idea of ​​investing in a new vehicle”, comments Robert Hänsel, Managing Director of MMG / MCS, “But of course we always have to be mindful of changes in technology and workflow. We wanted a compact vehicle that would be ideal for small sports and music productions as well as elections and other live events, but there often has to be a trade-off between vehicle size and production horsepower. Fortunately, MCI was able to offer one of Ross’s latest hyperconverged solutions to equip the OB van with production capacities that belied its modest size. With an emphasis on a 12G 4K UHD single link signal structure, MCI specified Ross’s latest Ultrix Acuity – a new platform that brings together the flagship Acuity production mixer and the Ultrix AV routing and processing solution. several times awarded.

“It is important to use space-saving and efficient equipment when working in production environments with limited space,” notes Nicolai Gajek, Sales Director at MCI. “With the Ultrix Acuity, we go even further. It has already been designed taking into account future production standards. All common signal standards can be processed in one device. This ensures interoperability in any production environment.

Ultrix Acuity hyperconverges the powerful features of two products to create a comprehensive, scalable platform that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Ultrix Acuity supports routing, audio mixing, MultiViewers, frame sync platters, and audio embedders / de-embeders – all solutions that traditionally fill multiple equipment racks – and compress them all into a single 5RU chassis .

“We were incredibly impressed with the specifications of the Ultrix Acuity,” says Robert Hänsel Managing Director of MMG / MCS. “It brings together many important features in one compact solution and represents excellent value for money. In addition, Ultrix Acuity is also a software-defined platform, which means that future features can be activated through a software license, without having to purchase additional hardware.

“We are delighted with our new vehicle”, summarizes Marcus Mathy, Deputy Technical Director at MMG. “Its performance really gives us a competitive advantage in the German market and will make a big difference to our business. Ultrix Acuity will be at the heart of our workflows and will help us work faster, more efficiently and more economically than ever before. Looking ahead, the Ultrix Acuity can already handle IP-based workflows so that we can easily switch to IP if we think it’s okay with us. While no one can predict the future, I am confident that we are now in great shape to meet the production needs of our customers, no matter what they throw at us.


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