Johnston, IA (January 20, 2009)--An upgrade to three Solid State Logic C100 HD digital consoles linked by an SSL MORSE system is helping Iowa Public Television (IPTV) meet the FCC digital broadcast mandate for 2009.
"We were fortunate to get the proper funding in place, so now we are an all HD production facility with all surround sound production," says William Hayes, director of engineering and technology for Iowa Public Television. "The decision to go with three SSL C100 consoles came from extensive research by our engineering staff. We had a list of things that we needed to accomplish and the C100's capabilities, especially concerning 5.1 surround mixing, were the best to meet our needs on all levels. The consoles perform tremendously well and all of the operators that have worked with them have said we made the right choice. We've just been real pleased with SSL as a manufacturer through every facet of the project because what was delivered to us is exactly what we expected - to us that is just an absolute joy."
The C100 in Control Room One is the primary production console for streaming audio to and from the server and producing the live in-studio programming like The Iowa Journal, Iowa Press, and a nationally syndicated show, Market to Market. The recently installed C100 in Control Room Three will service the station's 300-seat Maytag Auditorium with SSL's Delta Link MADI HD, for Pro Tools capture and the house audio mix. The C100 in the remote truck is used for local sporting events and live broadcasts of concerts and events.
The MORSE (MOdular Resource Sharing Engine) provides a central router in the facilities machine room that addresses signals from the remote stage boxes located throughout the station.
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