Hebden Bridge, UK (December 14, 2010)–NEP Supershooters has acquired two Calrec Artemis consoles, both to be deployed primarily for sports remote production in early 2011.
Like its big brother Apollo, the more compact Artemis console relies on Calrec’s proprietary Bluefin 2 high density signal processing for power, and integrated Hydra2 networking to unify inputs and outputs regardless of the source’s physical location.
NEP’s first Artemis is currently being installed in SS29, a new truck designated to cover NASCAR races for Speed Channel. With integral high-capacity 8192 x 8192 crosspoint routers, the console’s Hydra2 network provides a means of bringing audio back to the truck from mics located on the racetrack.
NEP’s second Artemis is part of an upgrade to its SS9 truck, a mid-sized HD unit that supports both 720p and 1080i broadcast. SS9’s primary assignments will be professional NBA basketball and NFL football.
“Because our goal is to give our clients the best possible service, we consider alternative providers every time we are in the market for an audio console,” said George Hoover, NEP chief technology officer. “As things stand, though, we are an all-Calrec house. That’s because, as far as we’re concerned, Calrec just keeps beating the competition.”