Mira Mobile TV Taps QuStream for New HD Truck
January 8, 2009
QuStream Corp. has received an order from Mira Mobile TV to equip its newest HD mobile production unit—M8HD.
The deal includes Cheetah video routing, DRS AES and analog audio routing and Integrity Series signal processing equipment. This is the second truck that Mira has equipped with QuStream technology.
The new truck, M8HD, is a 48-foot unit with a 35-foot expando side and will deliver in April for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. M8HD’s infrastructure will be 1080p-capable.
The new truck’s routing backbone is the Cheetah 288XE HD/MR 288x576 video router with 208 inputs and 320 outputs, and the Cheetah DRS distributed audio router with 128 AES inputs and outputs and 128 analog stereo inputs and outputs. Both routers are under the control of the PERC2K redundant control system.
“I was particularly impressed with the Cheetah DRS as it allows our audio routing to be distributed throughout the truck in multiple 1 RU modules,” said Bill Duncan, Mira’s director of engineering. “We no longer have to homerun hundreds of audio cables back and forth throughout the truck. Our sources and destinations are now connected via redundant Cat-5 cable which saves us a tremendous amount of space and weight.”
The Cheetah router will operate in side-by-side, dual-feed mode with Mira’S M7HD, another QuStream-equipped truck.