Germany’s TV Skyline is the first media company to buy into Snell’s new Maverik control panel for a new OB truck that will be used for live sports coverage.
The sports channel will use Snell’s Kahuna 360 multiformat production switcher, equipped with Maverik, in addition to Snell’s Sirius 840 routing switcher and IQ Modular infrastructure inside the new truck.
Snell unveiled Maverik last month, marketing it as a piece of equipment that gives news operators and producers quick and flexible access via a control interface for television programming in an effort to save space, reduce setup time and mirror a studio’s operation.
“Maverik throws away the rule book for how a switcher control panel should be configured by splitting the key elements into smaller modules,” John Carter, Snell senior product manager, said in a statement.
The Maverik panel will give TV Skyline staff that flexible control interface for all features with the Kahuna 360 mainframe.
“Maverik modules can be assembled in a huge variety of configurations, assuring that the limited space in the mobile unit isn’t wasted on buttons, M/Es, and panels that aren’t needed,” Carter said.