Rastatt, Germany (November 15, 2016)—Hungarian broadcast services provider ÁSZ Bt purchased a 48-fader mc256 and two V__pro8 A/V “toolbox” units from Lawo for installation in a recently acquired used OB truck.
The addition of the 18-camera OB5, which houses a sound room, video engineering room and production room brings the company’s truck count to four. The expanded fleet improves the company’s ability to serve domestic events and to take on additional projects abroad.
The equipment purchase was made through Hungarian independent system integrator Rexfilm. Project director Gábor Csapó noted, “Lawo was chosen because of the company’s redundancy concept, the functionality of the mc256 and the attractive price. After long and thorough consideration, a 48-channel mc256 with one DSP board supporting 96 audio channels and offering 5.1-channel mixing was chosen to handle the audio.”
The first high-profile use of the OB van was for coverage of the Judo Grand Prix from the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna. Since then, ÁSZ Bt has put the truck and its audio abilities to the test in a series of minor and major productions. Among these was recording the American rock opera Rocktopia at the Hungarian State Opera House.