Hebden Bridge, UK (June 22, 2012)—Denver, CO-based Mobile TV Group has purchased a third Calrec audio console for its expanding fleet of outdoor broadcast (OB) trucks.
Mobile TV Group's new Calrec Artemis Beam console will mix and route audio signals inside the 28th truck in the company's nearly all-HD fleet, which covers more than 4,000 sports and entertainment events each year.
"We're the second-largest OB truck company in the United States and have the highest percentage of HD trucks of any fleet in the country, so we need to provide the audio capability to match," said Philip Garvin, Mobile TV Group general manager. "Artemis Beam gives us the processing power and functionality necessary to meet the high-resolution audio demands of multichannel, live-action HD sports telecasts."
The 48-fader Artemis Beam console is being installed in 31HDX, a 53-feet-long HD/SD expando OB truck, which will be deployed to Phoenix to cover Arizona Diamondbacks baseball, Phoenix Coyotes hockey, and Phoenix Suns basketball games. The console boasts 128 analog inputs and 64 AES inputs, and is capable of producing six channels of output for surround sound. It will be used in conjunction with a Grass Valley Jupiter router control system that supports the SW-P-08 router protocol.
Mobile TV Group's newest Artemis Beam console was commissioned June 4.