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Studer Vista console installed in Miko OB van

Austria-based OB broadcast specialist Miko Event & Rental has installed a Studer Vista 1 in a newly configured OB van.

Austria-based OB specialist Miko Event & Rental has installed a Studer Vista 1 in a newly configured OB van.

Miko runs a fleet of trucks that provide outside broadcast services, primarily for ORF, the Austrian public service broadcaster, and Red Bull Media House, the multi-platform media company with a focus on sports, culture, and lifestyle.

The new MF11D 15-ton Ü-Wagen (OB van) has been designed as a hybrid solution for video and Internet broadcasts or as high-quality radio.

The audio infrastructure is now also capable of supporting live recordings (up to 7.1). Originally built by Krämer in Germany it was rebuilt by Miko to handle video broadcasting.

Founder of Miko Event & Rental Michael Kogler, says: “Although the truck was built for a total weight of 15 tons, we reduced it to 12 tons to give us fewer limitations—leaving around 1.5 tons available for other equipment.”

Kogler continues: “Our previous console weighed 600kg and required 2,100W of power [as well as its own conditioning circuit]. The Vista 1, run in conjunction with our existing Studer MADI Compact Stagebox (CSB), is substantially more economical on weight and power draw-and it doesn’t need an air conditioning circuit. So we can drop the electric power consumption from 3-phase 400V-32A to 16A.”

“Having an all-in-one package such as Vista 1 means that this compact control platform can be used as a standalone system outside the truck-for example at classical and musical sound reinforcement events-and also places where the ÜW cannot go, such as high up in the mountains or on a ship.”

“We really like the Vista’s compact form factor, its ease of use and the excellent sound quality and we are now looking forward to adding the Vista FX option,” concludes Kogler.