Rastatt, German (January 30,2017)—Japanese public broadcaster NHK has added a Lawo mobile audio kit, comprising a 24-fader Lawo mc236 with a Lawo Compact I/O unit, to its fleet of Lawo-equipped units.
NHK, which operates two terrestrial and two satellite television services, three radio networks plus NHK’s World Service, is the biggest user of Lawo equipment in Japan. The broadcaster is using around 20 mc2 systems: studio and mobile installations using mc290, mc266, mc256 as well as mc236 audio mixing consoles.
The new mobile kit, designed to accompany NHK’s video trucks as well as other mobile video equipment, is suited for capturing sports and cultural events.
NHK and Lawo have a long common R&D history in which they have been working together to develop the tools and practical applications needed to create an immersive audio experience with 3D surround audio (22.2); both companies are reportedly committed to developing further technical innovations.