IBC 2023: ARET and ROSS Video Unveil State-of-the-Art OB Trailer with Advanced Equipment

ARET video and audio engineering is excited to announce its participation at IBC 2023, held from 15th to 18th September 2023 at RAI Amsterdam. At the event, ARET will showcase a state-of-the-art, 24-camera UHD HDR OB production trailer for their client Alamiya Media, featuring an advanced 12G-SDI workflow based on Ross Video equipment.

A vital component of the Alamiya OB20 trailer is the Ultrix FR12 with Acuity Blades, an advanced solution that combines routing (216×216 UHD), video switchers (4ME UHD), audio mixing, MultiViewers, trays of frame syncs, and audio embedders/disembedders into a single 12RU chassis. This powerful platform consolidates multiple functions into a compact unit, optimizing efficiency, space, and resources.
The main production room within the truck is equipped with Acuity A3 Panel, a control surface with 32 crosspoint buttons designed to operate the Ultrix-Acuity switcher. This intuitive interface allows precise control of switching operations, ensuring efficient video resource management.

The system is completed with a powerful 12G-SDI Ross Video Opengear Gator, Carbonite Ultra engines as platform converters, and all the needed networking equipment. Onboard the trailer, it will be possible to explore a selection of Ross equipment, including the MIRA replay server and Xpression Graphics Platform, the most advanced real-time graphics and video enrichment technology stack on the market.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our valued partner, ARET, and client, Alamiya in Saudi Arabia, for entrusting us with deploying a cutting-edge OB Van based on Ross technology in UHD 12G. Our collaboration with ARET has resulted in a remarkable OB Van that sets new industry standards, showcasing our shared commitment to innovation. The deployment of this UHD 12G OB Van for Alamiya in Saudi Arabia signifies a significant milestone, and we are proud to present it to you at IBC 2023. Alamiya’s openness to innovation has enabled us to partner, together with ARET on something that will add value to audiences and the crew alike. ” said David Mosca, Regional Sales Manager, at Ross Video.

We are very proud of the trust given by Alamiya Media and of the final result of this OB Trailer, which uses Ross Video 12G-SDI technology, allowing a very powerful, easy, and flexible production workflow, which has a great price-performance ratio. Ross is a great partner to work with, with great people and cutting-edge technology,” states Alessandro Asti, Vice President Sales — ARET video and audio engineering.

Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to experience the devices’ capabilities firsthand by joining Ross at Booth (9.A05) in Hall 9, and the Alamiya OB trailer will be accessible for demonstrations at ARET Booth (0.A07). This unique collaboration between ARET and ROSS Video exemplifies the synergy of cutting-edge technology and creative expertise, raising the bar for media production solutions.

About ARET
ARET is a global broadcast turnkey video and audio systems integrator with 40 years of experience. Their expertise encompasses various areas of the broadcast industry, including TV/radio OB vans, DSNH vans, radio and TV production, post-production studios, news studios, production automation, master control rooms, IP infrastructures, storage, and robotics. ARET is the only broadcast systems integrator with an in-house coach-building company, ARET Coachworx. Every project comprises consultancy, structural design, electrical engineering, air-conditioning and system design, and proceeds throughout all the phases, from coachbuilding to systems integration, commissioning, training and after sales support. Find out more about ARET video and audio engineering at aret-engineering.com.

About ROSS Video
Ross Video powers high-impact video experiences around the world. The technology & services of our creative production universe are trusted by thousands of customers – from NBC to Sky, SoFi Stadium to Red Bull Media. Headquartered in Canada, with 20 global offices and 1,400 employees, we work in broadcast news, sports, stadiums, concerts, education, legislative, corporate, and more.