London, UK (August 13, 2012)-Numerous Stagetec consoles and Delec commentary and intercom systems were in use at the London 2012 Olympics.
Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC), tpc zurich ag from Switzerland, BBC, NDR, RAI, CCTV and other broadcasters deployed an estimated 70 Nexus Base Devices, 15 Nexus Star routers, eight Stagetec consoles, including Cantus Auratus, Crescendo and Aurus, a Delec commentary system and a Delec intercom system at the Summer Games.
The International Broadcast Centre (IBC), the technical heart of the Olympics, is where international mixes from all the venues arrived for distribution to the affiliated broadcasters. ABC operated its own studio area at the IBC, with three announcer booths and broadcast studios, each equipped with a Delec oratis COM3 commentary terminal. Generally, the oratis system provided one terminal per announcer booth. Each unit provided the necessary services for up to three announcers. In this way, ABC provided interviewees with their own microphones, and the COM3 terminal could also be used as a small mixing desk. All signals, both direct from the announcers and the international feeds from the host broadcaster, were fed into a Stagetec Auratus console.
As another example, tpc ran its own Nexus main control room in the IBC, distributing the incoming signals from the venues and commentary systems to the tpc edit suites and outgoing lines to the Zurich headquarters.
Stagetec components have frequently been in use at Winter and Summer Games, and several venues have Stagetec systems installed permanently—for example, in the Olympic stadium in Beijing where the 2008 Summer Games were held.