Toronto, ON, Canada (October 15, 2008)--Germany's Unification Day celebrations in Berlin served as a trial by fire for HD5, Berlin TV provider Betamobil's new OB truck, which is newly equipped with a Lawo mc≤66 console.
According to Thomas Busch, Betamobil's technical director, it was the mc≤66's functionality in a compact frame that led to the purchasing decision. Busch put it in a nutshell: "All in all, a convenient tool. From our first point of contact, right up to the first production on the mc≤66, we had very fruitful and successful cooperation with the entire Lawo team."
Betamobil used its own systems house to build the OB truck. The vehicle arrived in Berlin in a 'rack-ready' status, whereupon Betamobil completed the interior. The truck is 12 meters long, weighs 26 tons, and is equipped with 12 cameras. Thanks to a movable sidewall, the truck offers 17 work positions, three of them in the audio control room. Two optical fiber stageboxes allow complete integration of all audio signals.
Berlin celebrated Unification Day this year with a three-day party at the Brandenburg Gate and a 'fan mile.' On the evening of October 3rd, festivities hit a peak with a free concert--broadcast live by RTLII--featuring the German pop bands Die Prinzen, Ich & Ich, Scooter, In Extremo, plus many more, who all performed on the stages at the Brandenburg Gate.
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