Boston, MA & Miami, FL (February 22, 2005)–WHDH-TV, Boston, an NBC affiliate, and WSVN-TV, Miami, a Fox affiliate, sister stations owned by Sunbeam Television Corp., are both on a facilities upgrade path to a digital future. When it came to an audio console, both stations chose the Solid State Logic C100 Digital Broadcast Console to help achieve the goal of an all-digital production model.
“We have been looking to make our facility all-digital and the C100, which is arriving in April, is the last piece in the turnover process,” said Jim Shultis, WHDH director of engineering. “We looked at all the digital products on the market and decided on the C100 for several reasons that are important to our type of operation. But, the foremost reason is that the console is very robust. In broadcast, especially live broadcast, we are very concerned with absolute reliable performance. SSL demonstrated that the C100 can meet these performance needs. That is the primary reason we went with SSL.”
According to Shultis, other factors in the decision to buy the C100 include easy to read TFT displays for metering, the flexible feature set, the capability for 5.1 surround mixing and the audio quality. “We will do about 6 1/2 hours of live news a day on the C100, and it will primarily be running studio mics and playback from the digital tape machines. What we needed was a transparent, uncolored sound and that is what the C100 delivers.”
“We really liked the layout of the C100,” explained John Bak, chief engineer for WSVN. “The console design, the metering and the placement of the switches and buttons create the exact working surface that we were looking for. The C100 has all of the features that we wanted to integrate into a system.”
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