Rastatt, Germany (September 26, 2019)—Lawo has announced a growing partnership with Game Creek Video, supplying IP technology for video and audio routing, multiviewers and overall orchestration and control for an expanding fleet of IP OB trucks.
“Like Game Creek, Lawo is a family-owned and operated organization, and our two companies share similar core values of hard work and integrity, traits we work hard to put at the forefront of our everyday business,” says Jeff Smith, senior vice president of sales Americas at Lawo.
Bravo and Columbia, both 53-ft. Expandos with an HD production unit of 64 ft. by 24 ft. recommended working area, provide 26 workplaces. Both have already been in use this summer and will now ensure NFL coverage. The next truck in production, Gridiron, is similarly designed but will feature also an additional B unit. Two more trucks are scheduled for early next year featuring the same design.
For audio shuffling and connecting the [Calrec] Artemis console, 12 units of the Lawo Power Core, Lawo’s AoIP DSP mixing engine and I/O node, are used for MADI, AES and analog audio gateways to AES67. The truck and its IP infrastructure are controlled and orchestrated by the Lawo VSM IP broadcast control system.
Game Creek decided on a combination of touchscreen-optimized vsmPANEL software panels and traditional hardware button panels for the approximately 60 user interfaces. “VSM provides us with a complete set of workflow tools, allowing us to leverage all of the flexibility that IP provides, while presenting a familiar, manageable, and powerful control interface to our users,” says Jason Taubman, SVP technology at Game Creek Video.
For signal routing infrastructure Game Creek decided on a Lawo/Arista ST2110 network based on the Lawo V__matrix IP routing and processing platform. The truck’s video switcher, eight 16-channel EVS replay systems and the Spotbox are built out for parallel SDI and ST2110 workflows.
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