Portable Production Units
PPU’s: Live production power and flexibility without compromise
Our portable production units (PPUs) – also known as flyaways or flypacks – deliver broadcast-quality live production capabilities in a highly portable and compact form factor. If you are a live event or esports provider they are an ideal solution for running temporary productions at a wide range of different venues.
From festivals, concerts and theatre shows to live sports and esports tournaments at temporary venues, portable production units can deliver both the power and the flexibility you need.
Why speak to ES Broadcast about building a portable production unit?
Our wealth of experience in delivering broadcast solutions to industry leaders means we are perfectly placed to help you:
- Deliver broadcast-quality live production to your clients in a compact, portable form factor
- Streamline build-up and pack-down times with a customised, flexible solution that is quick and easy to deploy
- Scale productions flexibly based on requirements such as resolution and number of cameras
- Simplify complex technical operations with a user-focussed system design, allowing your crew to focus on delivering top-quality productions
- Increase your service offering in a cost-effective way, removing the need for cross-hire of solutions or equipment
Customised broadcast flyaways built on vast experience
ES Broadcast specialises in designing and building bespoke portable production units that deliver the precise functionality you need – from technical capabilities down to practical considerations such as size or whether you need to be able to send the unit by air freight. We are hugely experienced in delivering broadcast flyaway solutions for leading clients across the live events and esports sectors.
Whether you need your system for Front of House production, broadcast and streaming, or a combination of the two, we design our flypack solutions around your core business needs and broadcast best practices. Because we apply the same stringent standards to all our systems integration projects, our portable production units can deliver the same reliability and capability as our studio and OB truck solutions.
Ease of operation at the heart of our flypack designs
At the heart of ES Broadcast’s design ethos is putting the end-user front and centre in any system we provide. Our portable production unit designs combine the most appropriate technology from the industry’s leading manufacturers with our innovative problem-solving approach to create solutions that deliver the capabilities you need while keeping operation as simple as possible. At the same time, we work with you to tailor our design to the specific workflows of your business operations. This allows you and your production team to focus on what you do best – producing top-quality live events.
This approach extends to the functional design of our broadcast flypacks too. From monitor stacks that rise and pack down at the touch of a button to integrated control surfaces that can be folded up and down in seconds, the whole system is designed to require as little rigging or heavy lifting as possible, meaning you shorter set-ups and faster get-outs.
“Designing and building the perfect portable production unit for your needs is a collaborative partnership. We can draw on a wealth of broadcast knowledge and experience building broadcast PPUs. But equally important is listening to you, the client, to understand your needs, goals and way of working. Our aim is to deliver a solution that gives you advanced technical capabilities and ease of operation in a system that is quick and easy to transport, build up and pack down.”
Jonathan Lyth, Group CTO
Tailor your production with industry-leading rental solutions
Our broadcast hire division boasts one of the largest UHD and HD inventories in the world. That means you can rely on us to help deliver the scalability you need to service as wide a range of clients and productions as possible. Whether you need to increase the number of cameras for a production, are stepping up to UHD for specific events, or need to add in replay capabilities, we can help.
Our broadcast rental fleet includes Sony, Grass Valley and Panasonic cameras, lenses from Canon and Fujinon, Vinten tripods and pedestals and EVS production servers. We even offer Ross Ultrix hybrid router solutions ready-built into rack units.
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If you’re interested in building a portable production unit, please complete the form below and one of our systems integration team will get in touch with you.
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