SSL Goes to the Races

G.T.H.P. (Groupement Technique des Hippodromes Parisiens) in France has installed SSL C100 HDS digital broadcast consoles in three new HD OB vehicles.
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Paris, France (June 4, 2012)—G.T.H.P. (Groupement Technique des Hippodromes Parisiens) in France has installed SSL C100 HDS digital broadcast consoles in three new HD OB vehicles.

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All three HD OB vehicles feature a single C100 frame fitted with two independent 'consoles,' each with completely separate master sections and associated fader bays (one 24+8 and one 16+8). The configuration means that two operators can be co-located, with independent operating environments but with an SSL Morse Router enabling them to share audio assets. This configuration helps the operators handle production challenges and schedules.

"One year ago, we decided to replace our existing two SD OB vans with three HD OB vans," says Luc Benamer, sound engineer manager for G.T.H.P. The company provides technical resources and staff for live-to-air and re-transmission media coverage of horse racing events for the Equidia TV channel locally as well as for international distribution.

"We have been using SSL consoles since 1998 and we were very happy when SSL won the RFP. The sound quality of the C100 is unmatched and SSL's service is excellent. If we have a question, SSL's people get back to us immediately," says Benamer.

"Each OB Van will cover around 320 races per year, so the travel, set up and production schedule is extremely rigorous. The SSL systems are working and enable us to quickly and accurately set up and produce every event."

Each vehicle system has an I/O and routing configuration consisting of a Morse Router (with 48 analog microphone and 88 analog line I/Os, 120 AES I/Os and 12 MUX/DMUX), eight Morse Stagebox units, two Alpha-Link Live-R and two SSL Remote GPIO units. The system integrates into each vehicle's LSB/VSM control system through the Morse Router.

The C100 consoles are additionally outfitted with SSL's Dialogue Automix and 5.1 Upmix options to handle a variety of production needs.

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