Broadcast Innovation Day Bingen

9th of December 2015, Bingen am Rhein

At December 9th 2015 Broadcast Solutions will host a special one-day event at our headquarters in Bingen/Germany. As part of the Broadcast Innovation Days series, this special Broadcast Innovation Day in Bingen will be a fantastic occasion to see the largest fleet of OB Vans in production in Europe today. The event will be accompanied by an exhibition area with all major brands from the broadcast industry, showing their products and solutions. As a novelty, the day will see a Broadcast Innovation Day panel discussion, where top-speakers will discuss the latest trends and will look into the future of broadcasting. Under the title “4K and IP demystified” and moderated by SVG Europe, visitors will have the chance to grab the latest thoughts on emerging technologies from high-professionals of the broadcast industry.


Event Schedule

Exhibition opening time: 10:00 – 18:00

10:00     Start Event and Exhibition


11:00     Lecture - Studio Projects Broadcast Solutions
12:00     Lecture – Sport Facilities Projects Broadcast Solutions

Panel Discussions: 4K and IP demystified

14:00 Session 1: The radical change – all roads lead to IP!?
16:00 Session 2: Cameras for 4K Live Production

18:00     End of Exhibition



Exhibition Area    

What to see

     Panel discussion    





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Exhibition Area

Exhibition Area


What to see

What to see


Panel discussion - 4K and IP demystified


1. The radical change - all roads lead to IP!?

14:00 Panel Discussion
14:45 Questions


2. Cameras for 4K Live Production

16:00 Panel Discussion
16:30 Questions

David Davies

moderated by David Davies

Managing editor
SVG Europe

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David Davies is managing editor of SVG Europe. He has been writing about professional AV and broadcasting technology and music industry issues since 1999. A long-term contributor to PSNEurope and Installation magazines, he has also written for TVBEurope, Q, Music Week, Resolution, Record Collector, Making Music, Residential Systems Europe, iQ (the Journal of the International Live Music Conference) and many other titles. He is also active as a proofreader, copywriter and sub-editor.

Rainer Kampe

moderated by Rainer Kampe

Broadcast Solutions


Rainer Kampe has more than 20 years’ experience as technical project manager, production engineer, video engineer and 3D stereo consultant. As CTO with Broadcast Solutions he led the planning for more than 30 OB Vans, as well as studio and playout facilities. Furthermore he was technical project manager for a number of large live HD TV broadcast in the sports and entertainment area, including for instance “The Ramallah Concert –West-Eastern Divan Orchestra” or “The New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea”. A special focus is his approach to incorporate the latest technologies in 4K/UHD or HDR in OBs as well as studios and broadcast facilities in general.

The radical change - all roads lead to IP!?


Claus Pfeiffer

Claus Pfeiffer

Strategic Marketing Manager - Broadcast & Cinematography
Sony Professional Solutions Europe

Claus Pfeiffer is responsible for the European Marketing of all Sony Professional Content Creation products, which includes Camcorders, Decks and Audio as well as new Wireless/IP-based solutions. He manages a team of 14 specialists across Europe and has held the position since 2011.
Prior to this pan-European role, Claus was Marketing Manager for Sony Professional Product and Solution in the DACH Region for four years. He joined Sony from Toshiba in 2001.

Chuck Meyer

Chuck Meyer

CTO, Production
Grass Valley USA, LLC

Chuck Meyer is the Chief Technology Officer - Production with Grass Valley where he is actively involved with IP technology for live production applications. He is involved in developing future IP based standards for the industry as part of the Video Services Forum. He holds 28 patents in the areas of IC design, opto-electronics, consumer products and packaging with an emphasis on baseband data transport, signal conditioning, timing, routing and switching. He holds BSCS and MSCS degrees from the University of California at Berkeley where he was a graduate fellow.

Philipp Lawo

Philipp Lawo


Philipp Lawo is CEO of Lawo. After various positions within the company (Head of R&D, MD), he took over the position of CEO from his father and founder of the company in 1999. Under his conduct, the company internationalized and since then has developed into a worldwide renowned brand for pioneering audio and video technology for TV and radio broadcast production, post-production, as well as live performance and theatrical applications. Products include digital audio mixing consoles, routers, video processing tools as well as IP-based video and audio transport solutions.
All products are developed and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany. Lawo has supplied equipment for many major international sports events with its portfolio, e. g. for the Olympic Summer and Winter Games (Turin, Beijing, Vancouver, London, and Sochi), FIFA World Cup (Germany, South Africa, Rio de Janeiro) and for other events e. g. Tour de France and Formula 1. Lawo systems were also used in national and international cultural events (e. g. Classical Concert at French National Holiday/14th July, Eurovision Song Contest). One of Philipp Lawo’s major concerns is the interoperability of products and technologies of manufacturers supplying the TV and radio broadcast industry and thus has been one of the drivers behind the establishing of the AES67 standard. All Lawo devices are based on open RAVENNA IP technology which is fully compliant with the AES67standard.

Thomas Riedel

Thomas Riedel

RIEDEL Communications GmbH & Co. KG

Thomas Riedel has been an entrepreneur since 1987 and is the founder and managing director of Wuppertal-based Riedel Communications. He started the business in a garage in the 1980s and, in the following years, would introduce numerous intercom solutions for a broad range of applications. Today Riedel Communications develops, manufactures, and distributes leading edge real-time networks for video, audio, data, and communications for broadcast, event, theatre, sports, and industry worldwide. The company employs over 350 people in 13 locations around the globe.


Sebastian Ruchti

Sebastian Ruchti

Sales Engineer for Germany & Austria
Evertz Microsystems Ltd.




Cameras for 4K Live Production

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Klaus Weber

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Camera
Grass Valley

Klaus Weber is responsible for the worldwide product marketing of the imaging products for Grass Valley, A Belden Brand. The imaging products include all of the LDX Camera Systems used in a wide range of broadcast application. Klaus has over 30 years of industry experience, with the last 20 focused on various duties around marketing and business development for the Grass Valley camera factory in Breda, The Netherlands. He is the author of several technical articles and white papers addressing the different camera related technologies and topics. In addition, Klaus has presented several technical papers at various industry events, as well as participating in industry round table discussions in many different countries around the world.

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Gisbert Hochgürtel

Product Manager Professional Solutions Europe
Sony Europe Ltd.

After studying Photo Engineering at University of Applied Science in Cologne, Gisbert started his professional career at public Broadcaster WDR in Cologne. Working as Sales and Product Manager with Ikegami, in 1999 he joined Sony Germany. Initially responsible for High-Definition & Broadcast TV-Cameras, Video Tape Recorders and Switchers he since 2010 is working in his current position. His main task is to expedite the development of System Cameras (HD and 4K) and is taking care of the GAS areas.

Jan Frhlich

Jan Fröhlich

PhD Student at Stuttgart Media University
Color Scientist at Dolby Laboratories Inc.

Jan Froehlich (born 1979 in Freiburg, Germany) is PhD-Student at Stuttgart Media University. He is currently working on high dynamic range and wide color gamut imaging, gamut mapping and color management. Froehlich contributed to multiple research projects on new acquisition, production and archiving systems for television and cinema and has been involved in a number of technically groundbreaking film projects, from Europe’s first animated stereoscopic feature film to introducing the HdM-HDR-2014 high dynamic range & wide gamut video dataset. Before starting the PhD he was Technical Director at CinePostproduction GmbH in Germany. He is member of SMPTE, IS&T, SPIE, FKTG, and the German Society of Cinematographers (BVK).



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Kristóf Tóth

Sales and Project Director
Broadcast Solutions Hungary Kft.

Lecture – Studio Projects Broadcast Solutions

In this lecture Broadcast Solutions Hungary will present several studio projects the company realised at TV 2, one of Hungary’s biggest private Broadcasters. These projects include the modernisation of studios as well as control rooms. The projects compised of the reconstruction of studios of TV2 with a new control room and a new machine room. With its 21 cameras, the studio is able to serve big productions like Event, Talent shows and many different productions. The task included the preparation and planning of the system as well as ensuring professional technical support in selecting the equipment. The architecture design was also our responsibility as well as planning the control room and other technical rooms. Implementation, training and continuous system support were also required.
A further project was the implementation of a complex control room which is able to control a traditional 5 camera/ 6 hours LIVE morning show and a 3 robot cameras NEWS (virtual studio with tracking option) with the same team of users. The system serves the stand up of daily shows as well as several news shows. During the newsroom design our team ensured the 24/7 smooth operation while new equipment had been implemented and old equipment taken out.
At the beginning of the project all of the old equipment was removed and shifted to an OB Van in order to have a temporary control room for the period of implementation within 48 hours. The new system was placed in the old systems’ server room.

Illia Volovich

Illia Volovich

Head of Department Broadcast and Sport Facilities
Broadcast Solutions GmbH

Lecture – Sports Facility Projects Broadcast Solutions

In this lecture Illia Volovich will present how Broadcast Solutions combines all experiences from different business fields (OB vans, DSNG and ENG vehicles, Satcom, Studio and Master Control Room installations, sport arena multimedia solutions) to realize the greatest event-experience for your Stadium or Arena.
For more than ten years the German based company stands for innovation and engineering "Made in Germany" being one of Europe's biggest and fastest growing system integrators. Our goal is to engage the visitor even more and to provide further sources of revenue to clubs or arena investors using enriched broadcast experiences, modern TV, IPTV or Digital Signage communications.

For the FIFA world championship 2018 we planned, installed and implemented a state-of-the art broadcast and multimedia infrastructure to the newly built Otkrytie Arena, home of football club “Spartak Moscow”. The TV Broadcast Infrastructure includes 4K, HD-pre-cabling with 37 camera positions, 8 TV-Studios, supplied Press area, Mixed zone, Flash interview area, Commentary positions, equipped TV-compound with Stadium termination panels. All multimedia systems are managed in phase including LED giant video screens, LED pitch perimeter, Public Address audio system and Mobile-TV. The eight channels Stadium TV together with Digital Signage are distributed in any combination of screens and zones to 170 LCD screens within the Arena. Crucial part of the job was the consultancy on multimedia workflows and content distribution during all stages of the project, enabling the customer to gain new revenue streams. As a result, the arena has an integrated TV Broadcast Infrastructure / multimedia workflow compliant with all FIFA requirements. Additionally, all technical solutions cater for both Broadcast and Multimedia professionals to work together without friction.

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