KBS Modernizes with Lawo

KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) has chosen Lawo to supply and install digital equipment as part of the Korean national broadcaster’s ongoing modernization process
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Rastatt, Germany (July 10, 2015)—KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) has chosen Lawo to supply and install digital equipment as part of the Korean national broadcaster’s ongoing modernization process

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For the broadcaster’s news studio and a new OB truck, KBS decided on two mc266 digital audio consoles equipped with latest RAVENNA/AES67 Audio-over-IP interfaces. Previously, KBS upgraded its master control room with 16 Lawo Nova17 MkII routing systems and VisTool workplaces for visualization and control.

While the news studio has been on-air since the beginning of 2015, the OB installation will be concluded by August 2015. Soundfox International, Lawo’s partner in Korea for broadcast audio and video, is overseeing all of these KBS installations.

KBS awarded the modernization of its news studio for KBS News1 (NS1) to the German manufacturer in autumn 2014. The project began in October, and an mc?66 console was installed and ready for news production in December.

Besides modernizing the fixed installations, KBS is also modernizing its OB fleet. For this, a new mc266 console is being set up, configured and customized in Germany during the summer to be delivered to KBS in early August 2015. The concept includes the use of Lawo stageboxes using RAVENNA technology. In July, KBS and Soundfox engineers will visit regional German broadcaster Südwestrundfunk (SWR) in Baden-Baden close to Lawo’s HQ to inspect the equipment and installations.

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