In September 2016, CROATEL launched the new UHD OB 5 truck built on a Volvo FM 420 chassis, prepared for UHD 4K standard, including 12 x Sony HDC 4300 with HDR option + 2 x SONY HDC 4300 with HDR license including HFR license, 8x high frame rate in HD.





From the very beginning of the CROATEL HD OB truck project, CROATEL decided at the outset that the vehicle should be designed on a professional level to be able to cover the most demanding sport TV production requests, such as UEFA matches.

Croatel is equipped and ready to fulfill all the requests in the south eastern region of Europe. In a way, we consider ourselves forerunners in the HD production in this region.



Reference list:

  • II. European Olympic Games  Minsk 2019, August 2019
  • Berlin 2018 World Para Athletics European Championships, August 2018
  • Football Match, HNK Hajduk Split – GNK Dinamo Zagreb, HT Prva Liga, UHD HDR Production
  • MEN’S EHF EUROPEAN HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Croatia 2018, Preliminary Round, Main Round, Final Round
  • Tomislav Bralic i klapa Intrade, concert, Pula Croatia
  • UEFA U-17 tournament 2017, Croatia
  • BOA 35 YEARS, concert, Zagreb Croatia
  • EUROPEAN ATHLETICS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Belgrade 2017, Serbia, International Feed and Pole Vault
  • 50 Years of FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Basketball Match, KK Cibona – GKK Sibenik, A1 Liga
  • Football Match, NK Lokomotiva – RNK Split, MaxTV Prva Liga
  • Football Match, GNK Dinamo Zagreb – HNK Rijeka, MaxTV Prva Liga
  • 4K Summit 2016, Sevilla, Spain
  • Football Fest 2016, Zagreb, Croatia






TRUCK: VOLVO FH420 (Length: 12.5 m, height: 4.0 m, width: 2.5 m, width with extensions: 5.5 m, total weight: 26.5 t)


Power requirements:

380/415 & 220/240 VAC CEE 63 Amp 5 pins

20 kVA UPS and isolation transformers

Maximum number of cameras: 20x HD, 16x 4K/UHD

12x Sony HRC 4300 with HDR option + 2x SONY HDC 4300 with HFR license, 8x high frame rate in HD




4K/UHD/HD Vision Mixer

SONY XVS 8000 4K/UHD/HD 10M/E production switcher

SONY ICP-X7000 Series Control Panel, 4 M/E with AUX Panel

HD Inputs: 160

4K/UHD inputs:40

Aux Buses HD: 64

Aux Buses 4K/UHD: 16

Keyers per M/E HD: 8

Keyers per M/E 4K/UHD: 4

2.5D effect, (Simple DME) HD: 40

2.5D effect, (Simple DME) 4K/UHD: 10

Frame memory HD: 20 ch

Frame memory 4K/UHD: 5 ch

Format converter, Frame delay, Colour corrector HD/4K /UHD: any in/out channel

Multi viewer: 2ch (8 layouts with 4,10,13, or 16 split)

AUX transition HD/4K/UHD: Cut/Mix

Source name display: OLED, Up to 16 characters

Redundant power supply


Production Monitors

6x SONY 49″ BRAVIA Professional 4K Colour LED Display


Monitors rear

4x Dell proffesional series


Monitors Vision area

5x SONY PVM A 17-inch Professional OLED Picture Monitor

2x SONY 49″ BRAVIA Professional 4K Colour LED Display

1x SONY BVM X300 30″ 4K OLED Master Monitor




4K/UHD/HD Cameras

14x SONY HDC4300L 4K and HFR Live Camera System

14x SONY BPU-4000 baseband processor unit

14x SONY HDCU-2500 camera control unit

14x SONY RCP 1530

1x MSU 1500


4K/UHD Lenses


4x CJ 12 ex 4,3 B IASE

8x CJ 20 ex 7,8 B IASE

HD Lenses


4x XJ 86 x 9,3 BAF IESD-SB

10x HJ 22 ex 7,6 B

1x HJ11 ex 4.7B IRSE / IASE


Video Matrix 3G-HD

EVERTZ EQX Series 288 x 576 (3G-HD)

32 embedders (3G-HD)

36 deembedders/Frame sync (3G-HD)


Digital processing

Evertz up/down/cross converters, distributions

2x Sony HDRC-4000 HDR Production Control Unit


Video & Audio Monitoring

1x Leader LV5600 4K/12G/3G/HD waveform monitor

– Transmission quality analysis function

– Video analysis function

– Audio analysis function

– Eye pattern display

– External synchronization signal input

– Customizable layout

– External monitor output

– HDR with HDR zone display

3x TEKTRONIK WFM5200 3G/HD waveform monitor


Control system



Servers Slow Motion

5x EVS XT4K Broadcast server

4K/UHD option

HD-SD, 3D Compatibility

Channel MAX option

Dual LSM option

Multicam LSM

AES/EBU option

Redundant power supply

Multicam LSM

XNet (2) 3G-SDTI network

10 Gbps Media sharing network

6x Remote Control unit with LCD

EVS XFile3

EVS IPDirector




EDIUS 7 HD edit station


Video Recorder

2x AJA Ki Pro Ultra



Audio Mixer Type

Studer Vista 5 M3 with Meter bridge

Inputs/Outputs AES/EBU, Analog, MADI, A LINK

360 Total Inputs

364 Total Outputs



3x Studer D21m Series on MM fiber


Surround Capabilities

5.1 metering and surround monitor module RTW

LAWO V Pro 8 channel video processing (full options 4x Dolby encoding/decoding)



Genelec 1031 (5.1 Setup)

Monitors Audio: 2x HD with Multi viewer



1x LGZ USB Recorder/player with HD/SD SDI interface

1x CD player


Wired Microphones

12x Sennheiser MKH 416P48 with Rycote windshield kit

1x DPA 5.1 Surround Mic w/Windshield


Wireless Microphones

4x Sennheiser SKM 2000


Communication Matrix

Riedel Artist 128×128



External Panels



ISDN Codec Interfaces

Glensound Twin x2


Radio’s TX/RX

Motorola DM 4000


Communication digital wireless intercom

Riedel Bolero

8 beltstation, four channels



1x Fully equipped commentary position:

1x monitor (world feed)

1x Commentary unit



2x SENNHEISER Headsets HMD series

1x ISDN codec

1x Tieline IP Codec

1x intercom to OB

Technical assistance



1x Field Reporter Position/Flash position:

Intercom to director assistant/OB Van

1x Monitor at flash position

1x Microphone wireless

1x Reporter kit (Ear piece)

1x Microphone wired (back-up)

1x Ear piece wired (back-up)

1x Light Set for interviews