With this new OB Van development, named OB X, Chromaline makes a huge step putting the company on the map as one of the leading system integrators in Europe. For their largest OB Van development so far the company chooses hi – human interface by Broadcast Solutions as the core control system within OB X. Developing OB X Chromaline uses a completely new approach in terms of design, room concepts, integrated equipment, workflows and interior design.
Nicola Dall’Asta, CEO Chromaline, on the new OB Van: “Everything in the OB Van is tailor-made, and besides the production capabilities the main goal was to develop an OB comfortable to work in – the people was one focus. In developing OB X, we started from scratch, and our goal was to think OB Vans new. The new hi control system mirrors this approach perfectly; it puts the user first. Therefore, it was a natural decision to deploy it in OB X.”
Implemented in OB X, hi is to control audio/video signal routing, multiviewers and tally. Intuitive touch controls and newly developed hi hardware control panels simplify day-to-day production operations in the OB Vans. hi is a native IP-enabled control tool and in the OB X seamlessly integrates with the Imagine Communications router, embedders and multiviewers.
hi transforms the control and management of complex media infrastructures from nerve-racking tasks for specialists to a piece of cake. hi is made for the IP-world and works without abstractions or crutches, but by nature maps the topologies of the installations in control. Even the most complex facilities can be controlled and managed, and in hi unfold as neat structures. Using the latest auto-discovery and zero-config technologies, hi reduces the setup and configuration time of broadcast and A/V-media systems dramatically. Via a user interface that resembles those of common smart mobile devices, hi provides easy control and monitoring of complex infrastructures. It makes the configuration process smart and easy, detects new devices automatically and protects the user from false-configurations.
The hi system is built on decentralised software architecture and can run on almost any platform – a laptop, dedicated servers, server clusters, and also in data centres or on cloud services like AWS or Microsoft Azure. This architecture ensures uninterrupted availability, even if hardware, power or protocol failures occur. Self-healing algorithms ensure that all parts of the system are up and running properly – even if they are distributed over different hardware platforms, or working from separate locations.