Vilvoorde, Belgium (April 25, 2013)—ProjectBuilders in Belgium has installed two SSL C100 HDS digital broadcast consoles in two trucks for Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR).
ProjectBuilders is the design and systems integration division of Videohouse, a company that manages 10 television production facilities in Belgium. “We were fortunate to be chosen to design and build the production trucks for DR,” says Eddy Brants, senior sound engineer/designer for Videohouse. “We worked very closely with SSL to successfully integrate each console into a purpose-built sound room with excellent acoustics and isolation characteristics.
The two OB trucks were designed for DR Byen, one offering 16-camera base stations and the other 8-camera base stations. Both are used for video capture and live broadcast of events in the region, ranging from sports, to entertainment, to news.
“This is my first direct experience outfitting an OB truck with an SSL console, and the experience has been very good,” says Koen Bredael, chief sound engineer for Videohouse. “SSL produces consoles that offer complete redundancy, and that is a very necessary factor for the DR trucks. To handle every deployment situation, we installed two mobile 56-channel SSL Stage Boxes in each truck. The Stage Boxes feed an SSL MORSE Router in each truck, and this system works quite well.”
Danish Broadcasting Corporation also recently completed a four building, 133,000-sq.-m. complex for television, radio and live concert/events featuring eight C200 and three C100 consoles.
Solid State Logic