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Satellite Uplink/Production Truck Specs

Kent State University's mobile HD production and Ku band uplink truck provides dual path digital (HD and SD) uplink capability. The on-board production capability is fully HD from end to end and is built around a Grass Valley production package that includes five HD cameras. The truck has on-board conversion and processing systems that allow it to accept both analog and digital external sources and simultaneously provide HD, SD and analog video outputs.  (PDF version)


- 32 foot Gerling Freightliner Production Truck
- GVW – 33,000 pounds
- Height – 13' 6"
- Width 10' mirror to mirror
- Two large capacity Marvair air conditioners distributed to equipment racks and production compartment


- Shore power – 100 amp single phase 208 volt with isolation transformer and tap switch for 190v – 270v
- Two on-board generators: Generator one – 20KW, Generator two -25KW


- Grass Valley two and a half ME Kayak HD switcher with 24 inputs, chroma key, 6 channel RAM recorder, 2 DPMs and Side Panel system

-Five Grass Valley DMC-1000 HD cameras with OCP400 controls

- Five  8" HD LCD viewfinders with sun shades
- Two  2" ENG style viewfinders
- Three 17X Fujinon HD lenses with extender, two 22X Fujinon HD Lenses with extender – all with lens control kits
- Five Vinten two stage tripods with Vision 100 fluid heads
- 3,600' of SMPTE fiber camera cable
- 500' of HD rated five conductor video mults
- 1000' of various length HD rated video cables
- Grass Valley K2 Summit 6 channel record/playback server with Dyno sports replay controller. Up to 30 hours of HD recording capacity.                                                                                                                           

- One AJA KiPro Hard Drive based HD/SD recorder/player
- One Sony BVW-75 Betacam SP deck
- One Panasonic AJ-D750 DVC Pro deck
- One Sony DVD recorder
- One Marantz DVD player
- Leitch Panacea 32X16 HD SDI audio/video router
- Leitch Integrator 32X32 analog audio video router
- Five Leitch router heads


- Chyron Hyper X2 dual channel HD/SD graphics System with clip players

Monitor Walls

- 32 16:9 HD LCD production monitors

Conversion and Processing

- Four Harris X50 up/down/cross converters with audio delay
- Three DPS 220 Frame sync


- Allan and Heath GL2400 24 channel console
- Ashly MX-406 six channel sub mixer
- Eight channels of DBX compressor/limiter
- Two channels of Rane audio delay
- Two Telos 100 telephone hybrids
- Two 2-channel Dorrough LED VU meters
- One Crown D-75A audio amplifier
- Two JBL control 1 monitor speakers
- Two AEQ powered stereo audio monitors
- One DigiCart/E Recorder/Player
- 1000' of 12 channel audio mults
- 1000' of various length XLR audio cables
- Four Audio Technica AT899 Lav mics
- Four Audio Technica AT 8004L hand held mics
- Three Audio Technica U851R Plate mics
- Three Sennheiser ME66 shotgun mics
- Two Panasonic AJ-MC700 ENG shotgun mics        

- Three Sennheiser HMD25 broadcast announcers headsets
- Three Daltech announcers IFB/Talkback boxes
- One Audio Technica wireless referee mic package                                                                                        

-One Audio Technica 2100 series hand held wireless mic system                                                                  

-One Audio Technica 3100 series belt pack wireless mic system with referee belt switch                         

- Four ART ProSplit microphone splitters


- RTS six-channel intercom system – with SAP-612 assignment panel MCE325 and MRT327 user stations
- RTS DSI 2008 4-wire/2-wire interface
- Ten RTS BP-325 belt packs
- RTS headsets - 20 total with a mixture of single and double sided
- RTS 4 channel IFB system
- Three RTS 4030 2 channel IFB belt packs
- One JK audio IFB belt pack
- One Lectrosonics wireless IFB system with three receivers                                                                            

-One Audio Technica M2 wireless IFB system


- 2.6 Miter Vetex dish with 50:1 gain
- Vertex 7031B controller
- One Teirnan HE-4000 HD/SD encoder
- One Tandberg E5784 HD/SD encoder
- Two LNR Communications up converters
- Two MCL MT-3200 TWTAs with MCL VPC
- Dual path digital Ku band capable
- Two Tiernan TDR-77 digital SD receivers
- One Tandberg RX8200 digital HD receiver
- One Tektonix 1750A spectrum monitor

- One tektonix 1740A Waveform/vectorscope


- One Lowel DP three light kit
- Three Motorola walkie talkies
- Telephone system with both land line and Telular connectivity                                                                       

-Three Viewsonic 16" 16:9 booth monitors

- Four AJA Hi5 SDI to HDMI converters

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