Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 13, 2009)–Canada-based Broadcast Services International (BSI) has selected two Lawo mc≤56 digital consoles to handle audio mixing for the forthcoming 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany.
With eight Emmy Awards for Technical Production under its belt, including the George Wensel Innovative Technical Achievement Emmy Award (in High Definition), Broadcast Services International Inc. offers full service technical production, consulting, and engineering services for live television broadcasting, worldwide. The Lawo mc≤56 consoles will serve as the main audio system in both the master control and sub-master control for BSI’s Japanese client, Tokyo Broadcasting Systems.
For this year’s IAAF World Championships, BSI purchased one of the two Lawo mc≤56 consoles and will rent a second. The purchased mc≤56 console incorporates 48 faders, 240 DSP channels plus a redundant DSP card, 64 AES stereo I/O’s, two MADI ports for connection to other systems, and a DALLIS I/O frame. The rental mc≤56 console will be outfitted with 48 faders, 144 DSP channels, 32 AES stereo I/O’s, and MADI ports that will facilitate connection to the other mc≤56 console and will support the sharing of system resources.
Locke Eady, VP operations, BSI, offered: “Use of the Lawo consoles, networking, and router systems not only speeds up the on-site installation, but it greatly reduces the amount of pre-wiring and audio DA’s required in our design/build phase. One of the great benefits is that both our engineers and the Japanese engineers share a common understanding of Lawo consoles, as they are well known throughout Asia, Europe, and Canada. The BSI technical team were very comfortable with operating the Lawo consoles after only a few tutorials from Lawo’s technical support engineers and we have also set up several dates for operational classes with some of our freelance sound engineers to attend.”
The 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics is scheduled to run from August 15-23, 2009 in Berlin.