Rastatt, Germany (October 20, 2016)—NEP Australia has commissioned four identical 4K live production units, each equipped with a 64-fader Lawo mc256 audio mixing console plus a Lawo audio core.
NEP Australia is offering 4K OB vehicles with a capacity reportedly unmatched by any other outside production company to date. System integration was managed by NEP Australia’s own team with supply of various equipment from Lawo’s exclusive partner, Professional Audio & Television (PAT).
All four trucks share the same size and technical specifications and use Lawo’s VSM Broadcast Control and Monitoring system for overall control. With the VSM in use, operators are able to pre-configure workflows and settings in advance of a production, and have the ability to save and restore them for recurring productions and share them between all four OB vehicles.
Each OB truck’s audio section is centered on a Lawo mc256 audio console and an audio core with eight DSP cards and five stageboxes connected via fiber using MADI. The Lawo mc256 console and VSM work closely together, enabling VSM to have direct parameter control over the audio system.
The large OB vans will be handling production for major live sports and concert events. HD11 and HD12 are already on air, with HD13 and HD14 coming into service early next year in time for the 2017 AFL (Australian Football League) and NRL (National Rugby League) seasons.