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ARET wins the award for Outstanding Innovation in OB Engineering

ARET wins big at annual ASBU BroadcastPro Middle East 2018 Awards

ARET was awarded with the prize for Outstanding Innovation in OB Engineering

The eighth edition of the 2018 ASBU BroadcastPro Summit and Awards culminated with a gala dinner and awards ceremony on 13 November at Dubai’s Habtoor Grand Hotel where excellence in production, VFX, satellite and broadcast services, systems integration and OTT initiatives, among other categories, were recognised.

The ASBU BroadcastPro Summit & Awards has served the broadcast industry in multiple ways by bringing together industry experts to not just share their knowledge and experience but also connecting individuals and businesses together.

The MENA-wide panel of judges had more than 130 nominations to sift through to select the contenders that made the shortlist and then declared eventual winners.

For Outstanding Innovation in OB Engineering, ARET Video and Audio Engineering was recognized for creating a totally brand new concept of Radio OB Van, that makes it the first of its kind in this category of vehicles. In the photo on the right, VP of International Sales Umberto Asti, receives the award during the gala dinner.


About BroadcastPro Awards

The BroadcastPro Summit and Awards was organised by CPI Trade Media and endorsed by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU). The event was sponsored by gold sponsor Akamai; social media partner Twitter; associate sponsor Fox Networks Group; knowledge partner Irdeto; silver sponsors, Lawo, Eutelsat, 7 production, ZEE Entertainment Middle East and UTURN; and our networking sponsor Shock Middle East.

LAWO Press release: https://www.lawo.com/up-to-date/news/nbsp/arets_new_radio_ob_van_with_lawo_installation_wins_broadcastpro_middle_east_engineering_award.html

InBroadcast Press release: http://www.inbroadcast.com/ARETs_Radio_OB_Van_Wins_Award.asp


AFRICAST 2018

Join ARET in Abuja at AFRICAST 2018


ARET at AFRICAST 2018
Date:  October 23 – 25, 2018 | Thu – Tue
Venue: Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Towers

ARET is pleased to announce its participation in Africast 2018 which will be held at the Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Towers in Nigeria, Africa. ARET marks its second participation in Africast in this biennial exhibition. The event is organized by the National Broadcasting Commission in Nigeria and it serves as a platform for the presentation of the latest technologies and services for the media market in Africa and beyond. The exhibition, which was launched in 1996, is an established platform to bring together media professionals, academics and policy makers from all around the world.

Please sing up below to arrange a meeting with the sales team.

We look forward to seeing you at AFRICAST 2018!

The ARET Team

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IBC 2018

Join ARET in Amsterdam at IBC Show 2018


ARET at IBC Show 2018
Date:  September 14 – 18, 2018 | Thu – Tue
Venue: RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre

ARET has been exhibiting at IBC for almost two decades since the event was held on the shores of Lake Geneva. For this 2018 edition, the company is presenting two brand new OB Vans in the outside exhibit area.

IBC 2018 is just 2 weeks away! This is the time to schedule your meeting with the ARET team in Amsterdam. Join us for a personalized tour of some of the best OB Vans in the world, and don’t forget to find out more about all the latest projects.

Please sing up below to arrange a meeting with the sales team.

We look forward to seeing you at IBC 2018!

Waiting for the upcoming 2018 edition, see what happened last September at RAI.

The ARET Team

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Thank you for your visit at BCA 2018

Thank you for visiting our stand 4E2-05 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre


ARET at BROADCAST ASIA 2018
Booth: 4E2-05
Date:  June 26 – 28, 2018 | Tue – Thu
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

We would like to thank all our stand visitors for taking their time to visit our stand during Broadcast Asia 2018 in Singapore on 26-28 June 2018.

We enjoyed meeting you and we’re glad that you had the chance to see all our latest projects and the new products on the market. Also, we are pleased that you had the opportunity to discuss your current business and future perspectives.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aret-engineering.com for any questions or further information.


AES Milan 2018

Join ARET in Milan for the 144th International Pro Audio Convention (AES Milan 2018)


ARET at AES Milan 2018
Date:  May 24 – 26, 2018 | Thu – Sat
Venue: NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre

Exhibition in partnership with LAWO | ARET is the official distributor of the brand in Italy

ARET is exhibiting at the 144th International Pro Audio Convention in Milan from May 24-26 with its partner LAWO. Come and join us at stand 221 to know all about the latest LAWO products and outside broadcast solutions.  ARET and LAWO teams are available to meet with you and your colleagues for a hands-on experience on the following products:

  • Ruby Mixing Console
  • mc²96 Production Console
  • VSM

Also, ARET is presenting all its latest projects for OB Vans, TV / Radio Studios, MCRs and much more.

If you want to meet, please contact our team for arranging a meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at AES Milan 2018!

The ARET Team

About AES Milan

Themed “The Power of Sound,” the 144th International AES Convention will bring together audio professionals, students, enthusiasts and advanced audio technologies from around the world for four days of audio immersion, experiences and networking. Register now for AES Milan at aeseurope.com for Advance Registration rates through 14 May, including additional discount pricing for AES Members and students. Complimentary Exhibits-Plus badges are also available by using code AES144NOW at checkout.

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NAB Show 2018

Join ARET in Las Vegas for NAB Show 2018


ARET at NAB Show 2018
Date:  April 9 – 12, 2018 | Mon – Thu
Venue: Las Vegas Convention Centre

ARET is attending NAB Show 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Contre from April 9-12. Come and join us for a personalized tour of our partner stands. ARET’s team is available to meet with you and your colleagues to show you all the latest products and broadcast technology solutions that will be presented in the upcoming week. All of this new products and services will soon be available to the customers to empower their production. If you want to meet, please contact our team for arranging a meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at NAB Show!

Waiting for the upcoming 2018 edition, see what happened last April at NAB Show 2017.

The ARET Team

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Thank you for your visit at CABSAT 2018

Thank you for visiting our stand ZB5-B80 at the Dubai World Trade Centre


ARET at CABSAT 2018
Booth: ZB5-B80
Date:  January 14 – 16, 2018 | Sun – Tue
Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre

We would like to thank all our stand visitors for taking their time to visit our stand during CABSAT 2018 in Dubai on 14-16 January 2018.

We enjoyed meeting you and were glad that you had the chance to see all our latest projects and the new products on the market. Also, we are pleased that you had the opportunity to discuss your current business and future perspectives.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aret-engineering.com for any questions or further information. Scroll down the page for the new video of this 2018 edition at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


CABSAT 2018

Join ARET in Dubai for CABSAT 2018: stand ZB5-B80


ARET at CABSAT 2018
Booth: ZB5-B80
Date:  January 14 – 16, 2018 | Sun – Tue
Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre

ARET is exhibiting at CABSAT 2018 in Dubai at the Wolrd Trade Centre from January 14-16.  Come and join us at stand ZB5-B80 to know all about our latest projects and to learn about the new products and solutions available.

Recently, we brought to life our products in an effective way to engage the visitor’s attention. Our stand will feature large video monitors where we are presenting all the videos of our latest projects with stunning quality. Every project is illustrated from technical and design points of view: with 4K video quality and on-screen graphics, the video guides the viewer from the very beginning, providing essential information to appreciate even more the product.

This guided experience allows the viewer to perceive even the smallest details of the OB Vans and Studios that otherwise are only visible in person.  Also, it is possible to notice the different lighting setups and production configuration that can be created inside the various production areas of the OB Vans.

To find out more about the exhibition, visit the company’s official space on the exhibition website: https://www.cabsat.com/exhibitors/aret-video–audio-engineering
Waiting for the upcoming 2018 edition, see what happened at CABSAT 2017 in March this year.

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The first OB van in the world featuring the new 8331

Genelec’s The Ones are “the perfect choice” for ground-breaking ARET OB trailer

Italy’s ARET has created the first OB van in the world to feature the new 8331 point source monitors from ‘The Ones’ series by Genelec, the world leader in professional audio monitoring. Recently previewed at the IBC 2017 exhibition in Amsterdam, the trailer is a showcase of high-end outside broadcast technologies and integration. At the heart of its audio mixing area is a 5.1 surround sound system including the 8331s – described by ARET’s Vice President of Sales, Alessandro Asti, as “the perfect choice” for the vehicle.

A leading systems integrator and world-renowned provider of OB vehicles for more than 40 years, ARET has built the trailer as a template for future vehicles serving top-tier broadcast requirements, from sport to classical music. Featuring double expanding wings for a spacious working environment and innovative design features such as a partial glass interior to promote cross-truck collaboration, the vehicle is based upon a no-compromise specification.

“The idea behind the trailer is to demonstrate what is possible when we focus only on the highest-level technology and design, working in UHD with incredible sound to match,” explains Asti. “This OB van reflects the ARET philosophy of combining the best equipment with expert, turnkey integration. It offers a comfortable working environment for video and audio professionals, and it will deliver the best possible performance regardless of the climate, from the harshest cold weather to the most humid location. Everything inside the van is the result of ARET’s long experience, our engineering philosophy and our determination to choose the best.”

Two audio mix areas are located inside the trailer, the larger of which boasts a SAM 5.1 surround sound system comprising the three 8331A three-way coaxial monitors, plus two 8330A rears and a single 7360A subwoofer. The most compact of The Ones family, the 8331A offers the same precise imaging and wide sweet spot as its larger siblings, as well as allowing engineers to monitor at very close range and to work for longer without suffering listening fatigue. The smaller of the two mix areas offers a stereo set-up comprising two 8320A SAM two-way nearfield monitors.

Unlike many OB vans, the ARET trailer uses glass throughout much of its interior, improving collaboration between operators, but also creating a challenging acoustic environment. “The use of glass inside the van adds a lot of benefits, including insulating each compartment and allowing operators to communicate with one another visually,” reflects ARET Sales Engineer Alessandro Bechstein, “but of course it also creates acoustic challenges.”

“It is very difficult to create the perfect acoustic environment inside an OB van. Special acoustic treatment techniques, with particular attention to detail, have been used to insulate the audio room,” adds Asti. “Mixing has to take place in a space that’s very often affected by coachwork, by space being required for other equipment, and a whole range of external factors that do not allow you to create a space as you would in a fixed studio environment. As a result, Genelec’s GLM calibration software was very important.”

The use of GLM, and particularly AutoCal, has been crucial in ensuring that both mix areas are optimised to represent the best possible listening conditions. “The GLM software and AutoCal are very simple to use,” says Bechstein. “It’s a straightforward and quick solution with amazing results. In a relatively short amount of time you can calibrate the whole system and fully optimise it for your listening environment. Our knowledge of GLM and SAM, and our confidence in AutoCal made us comfortable with the use of glass and other design choices.”

He concludes, “The sound of The Ones is remarkable and even the appearance of the speakers is captivating, matching the high-class design of the trailer’s interior; everyone who has toured our OB van has been immediately struck by the outstanding quality of the sound system and the remarkable acoustics of the audio room. In the end, the real measure of a product is the final result of the project, and the final result is amazing.”


LAWO Broadcast 3.0

Smart production facilities

Join VP of Sales Alessandro Asti with Lawo and several industry experts discussing the broadcast industry’s current transition to Broadcast 3.0.

Broadcast 3.0 creates what can be called a “smart production facility”, be it a studio, a truck or a hybrid installation with distributed resources. The approach is based on the following prerequisites:

a. the deployment of IP networking technology for transport of video, audio, control and auxiliary data

b. function- and format-agnostic, software-defined processing hardware allowing to transfer data-center and cloud computing principles to broadcast core infrastructure

c. network- and resource-aware orchestration and control systems that can flexibly map available (hardware and virtual) infrastructure resources to production workflows

d. intelligent production technology that allows for automated workflows and technology-assisted productions.