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The Studio in a Box, an integrated flight case solution designed and manufactured by C2S Systems, is being used by TIMA for Olympics coverage. The fully integrated, multi-format production suite is designed to fold away into a flight-case for transportation and was devised by C2S Systems to fill the gap between an OB truck and a traditional flyaway for use in situations where gallery facilities aren’t available and a truck is impractical.
During the Games the Studio in a Box will be situated in a temporary working location on the rooftop of Westfield Stratford, overlooking the Olympic Park, where it will be used to provide a three-camera studio and a single camera presentation position with a view of the iconic stadium and buildings as a backdrop. TIMA will offer the facilities for both ad-hoc and regular use throughout the games.
“The Studio in a box is perfect for our purposes at TIMA in covering events such as the Olympic games. It means we have access to broadcast quality equipment in an easily portable and very compact desk. The ability of the desk to fold-away to a flight-case means we can use it on the Westfield roof-top with very little set-up time and it’s a cost-effective alternative to an OB truck. As the first major event for TIMA the Olympics represents everything we’ve been gearing towards since setting up our operation. This is our chance to prove ourselves in the marketplace so having access to the best broadcasting equipment available while on location is very important. This is what WTS’s Studio in a Box provides”, said Alla Salehian, Managing Director at TIMA.
“It’s the fold-away desk element of the Studio in a Box design that makes the product different. The convenience of having a ready-rigged desk by opening the box and plugging in the camera channels saves on staffing and set-up costs and creates a perfect work-station for two to three operators. It’s the accessibility and convenience that we aim to provide to broadcasters with the design - the time from arriving on site to going on air can be as little as half an hour. We’re very happy to see the Studio in a Box used for such high-profile event coverage,” commented Ofir Mor, Managing Director & CEO of WTS Group. www.tima.com