Kearney, MO (January 22, 2020)—Kearney High School in Missouri has upgraded the workflow of its Bulldog Broadcasting Network (BBN) with new beltpacks and a Dante intercom audio engine.
The school’s broadcasting class allows students to cover about 25 football and basketball games aired on ESPN3 each year, along with several other games and events hosted on the school’s YouTube channel.
According to Karen Johnson, broadcasting teacher and BBN sponsor at the school, the school’s previous comms system was unreliable and frequently presented students with bugs. She adds that the system could not be integrated to include BBN’s program audio to the camera operator’s headsets, nor could it be used to provide director communications to on-air talent, without using a separate system.
The school decided to purchase Studio Technologies Model 371A and Model 373A intercom beltpacks and a companion Model 5422 Dante intercom audio engine based on a recommendation from Niles Media Group, a local reseller of broadcasting products.
“Our studio and control rooms are over 500 feet away from the football stadium and gymnasium where the events are held, making traditional intercom systems over XLR or wireless impossible to use,” says Johnson. By leveraging Studio Technologies’ Dante communications system and the district’s existing 10Gb network infrastructure, the district was able to keep their studio and control room centrally located and use NDI video solutions.
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