Rastatt, Germany (June 3, 2015)—United, a Dutch outside broadcast service provider, has installed a Lawo mc256 audio mixing console as the centerpiece of its new OB16 truck.
The desk’s core is housed in its own rack and integrates its own DSP with a Nova73 compact core, which is also a large audio router. The router is equipped with MADI, allowing the simultaneous transfer of up to 64 audio channels over a single fiber-optic link. This signal capacity has reduced the wiring that would otherwise be required in the vehicle, and eliminated much of the conventional assembly and soldering. The truck’s Riedel Artist intercom system is also connected to the Lawo audio distribution architecture via MADI.
Local distributor, LDM Audiovisual Systems, based in Lint, Belgium, made the delivery and carried out the console configuration for United. In addition to the mc256 consoles, LDM installed L-S-B’s Virtual Studio Manager (VSM) in OB16. This software provides overall control for central automation of all systems in the vehicle, integrating the video, audio and intercom router, and also the multi-viewer.
LDM also supplied its new Lawo V_pro8 video processing and routing unit for the installation. The V_pro8 has eight 3G HD-SDI video embedders and eight processors, and sample rate-converters, as well as an 8×8 matrix with extensive video processing capabilities.