PITTSBURGH, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NEP announced today the release of ND6 and Entourage, two new high-definition television production trucks. Both facilities were designed and built from the ground up by NEP's engineering team at its in-house integration facility. Designed for flexibility and to meet the latest demands of the industry, ND6 and Entourage combine NEP's three decades of design and production experience with proven technology.
"We begin every new design by analyzing the needs of our clients. We leverage our extensive field experience to create a solution that will achieve our clients' production goals while meeting their technology and budgetary needs. Anyone can buy the latest equipment, but at NEP, we believe true innovation is creating a total solution. ND6 and Entourage are exciting examples of this innovation - designed to address the total scope of our clients' needs from start to finish," says NEP's CEO, Kevin Rabbitt.
ND6 was designed with a proven and widely preferred layout, already deployed across five additional trucks in the fleet. This consistent layout creates efficiency on site by allowing production teams to move more easily between trucks. With the addition of new technology, including support for multi-channel embedded audio, a Calrec Artemis Beam, and EVS XT3 servers ND6 continues NEP's tradition of evolutionary innovation and development. A single-truck unit, ND6 features a large, three-tier control room, back-to-back layout in tape, a Grass Valley Kalypso switcher, Sony cameras, virtual monitor walls throughout, and can easily scale to meet a variety of production sizes and types. ND6 makes its debut supporting NBC's coverage of The Belmont Stakes on Saturday June 9th.
Built for NEP Entertainment, Entourage will join NEP's fleet of the finest facilities designed specifically for the Entertainment Industry. Combining an efficient solution in a spacious interior, Entourage offers a new approach to production, with enough room for a large production team even when a smaller technological footprint is required. Housed in a single, 53 foot-long trailer, Entourage comes equipped with a Studer Vista 5 audio console, Sony MVS8000 switcher, and a discrete monitor wall in production.
George Hoover, NEPs chief technology officer, says, "Our in-house integration expertise supports our unique ability to translate our extensive, real-world experience into every step of the design and integration process, and Entourage and ND6 are no exception. This experience touches everything, from layout, to technology selection, to wiring, to fit and finish. Our engineers are involved in the entire process and every detail, enhancing our ability to troubleshoot, problem solve and support our clients' needs on site."
About NEP: NEP enables clients to execute, deliver, and display exceptional productions on any platform around the world. With three decades experience, more than 700 employees worldwide, and an industry-leading depth of resources, NEP provides complete solutions for any broadcast or live event. Committed to innovation, they offer the latest technology and the best engineering expertise available. NEP is owned by American Securities, a private equity firm headquartered in New York, and management. For more information, please visit our website at www.nepinc.com.