New York (January 27, 2006)–Ford has been in the news a lot this week as it announced it would close factories and layoff 30,000 people over the next six years. Knowing that dour news like that was coming down the pike, the company surely placed more emphasis and pressure than ever on its recent annual corporate North American International Auto Show.
Events like it set the stage for new models of cars as they make flashy debuts, and they have a definite impact with the press and media. With that much riding on the event, the company turned to On Stage Audio (OSA) to provide audio production. OSA, which also did a similar job for Chrysler, chose to connect the musicians, monitors and FOH with a new custom Yamaha PM1D cable system designed by Link USA, Inc. of Orlando, FL.
“Link is the first one that offers a hybrid copper solution incorporating coaxial, SCSI cable and audio lines all in one cable,” said Jim Risgin, Monitors/FOH mixing engineer for OSA. “We found the Link system to be the most cost effective solution for remoting the whole DSP brain of the PM1D. And given the additional audio lines and coaxial lines, it’s far and above the price leader.”
“Jim at OSA wanted a cable solution that is extremely durable, reliable and cost effective, and one that has the capability of extending its 122 meter trunk with a 50 meter extension for some of the bigger venues they encounter, says Craig Beyrooti, Managing Director of Link USA. “The Link solution ensures reliable operation even at lengths up to 200 meters.”
The system’s three main components include the YMHCSD, which connects the control surface via the LK Connector multi-pin; the composite SCSI, COAX, CAT5 and balanced audio main trunk and the YMHDSPS, a 2U rack mount interface box that connects the main trunk to the Yamaha DSP.
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