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ASGB craftsmanship on display in China…

July 11th, 2013

Two ASGB outside broadcast trailers will be on display at the forthcoming prestigious BIRTV exhibition in Beijing.  In association with Sony (China) Ltd and clients TJTV (Tianjin Television) and XMTV (Xiamen Media Group) two examples of ASGB’s coachbuild skills will be on show.

The Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV) is the most influential exhibition in the broadcasting industry in Asia.  Running from 21st to 24th August at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing you are invited to visit us on the Sony outside stand between hall 8 and hall 1.

The TJTV OB build completed January 2013 and is designed for two roles.  It supports 6 x 3D channels, or alternatively up to 18 x 2D channels.  It is a single expanding trailer that can be easily deployed in less than 30 minutes.  Equipment cooling and operator comfort is achieved with a chilled water air conditioning system that will reliably operate in ambient conditions ranging from -20 deg C to +40 deg C ambient temperature range.

The XMTV OB is a double expanding trailer supporting 20 cameras, of which 18 are HD and 2 are wireless HD.  It offers up to 48 square metres of floor space for equipment , desks and operators.  Built earlier this year ready for systems integration by Sony this OB will soon be complete rendering the OB ready for service.

Both OB’s were supplied to Sony rack ready for systems integration inclusive of hydraulics, air conditioning, motorised cable reels, equipment racks, desks, electrical/power systems, controls and customised interior finishes, with the body painted in the client’s livery.

Service and support for these and our many other vehicles already operating successfully in China is provided from our headquarters in Colchester, England and by our local partners New Long March (China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation CASC) in Beijing. ip2adr .

HD Outside Broadcast unit completed for Studiovision in Lebanon

June 29th, 2013

We have recently completed the second trailer for Studiovision in Lebanon. The tri-axle 13.2 metre long trailer at 4 metres high with a 900mm and 1200 mm expansion creates space to allow 18 operators to be seated in comfort at desks finished with carbon fibre. The entire vehicle including the Volvo tractor unit was completed in the client’s corporate livery, painted in two tone metallic paintwork within our own paintshop and finished with the client’s logo.

The unit was supplied rack ready for broadcast equipment integration and features rear rack access doors and platforms, on board UPS’s, a walk on roof with handrails and motorised cable reels. These Audio, Production, Engineering and CAR room areas are all individually climate controlled with air conditioning using standard units supplying 45kW of cooling and operate between -5 °C to +40 °C.

This truck uses our ground breaking expanding side technology to operate both expansions through our robust hydraulic system but without the need for heavy mechanical rack and pinions and instead uses our state of the art control system (with manual back up) to ensure the absolute accuracy of each expansion.

Choucri Corban Technical Manager of Studiovision said “The minute I saw our trailer I was really amazed by the perfect finishing starting from the outside as well as the inside, walls, racks and desks. Even the electrical work and the hydraulics were perfect. Our experience with ASGB was not the first, we came back and ordered our second OB because of the premium work ASGB always provide.”

Our handmade coach body uses composite panels and a steel framework adhesively bonding insulation, plywood, steel sub structure and a GRP external layer. The lower part or skirt utilises an aluminium outer skin with locker doors seamlessly integrated into the skirt line with hidden hinges to provide excellent access and beautifully clean lines.

To complete delivery, ASGB will carry out an in country hand over and operator training with on going support and maintenance being supplied by our service team.

New Website launches

June 28th, 2013

ASGB has today launched a new website to showcase the company’s expertise and products.

The site includes product information to help our customers understand our capabilities and achievements. The website will continue to develop technical content, videos, visualisations, and case studies that will work together to provide a detailed overview of the companies capacity across a wide range of sectors, including Outside Broadcast, Hospitality Complexes, Power Generation units, Command and Control vehicles, Mobile Medical solutions and Complex Structures.

Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been designed using the latest technology so the site is compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices.

The new website means that customers can now benefit from richer online content that is easier to navigate and will assist end product specification and help the development of clients’ initial concepts.

Visitors can also stay informed with the latest news from the company including company developments, new products, new orders, latest deliveries and major milestones. Take a journey within our website and gain an insight into our products, history, ways of working, portfolio and growing list of customers.

Contact us today if you have a bespoke engineering vehicle or project you are considering and allow us to develop your ideas.

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