Rastatt, Germany (December 8, 2016)—Colombia’s RCN (Radio Cadena Nacional) has upgraded its facilities and installed two mc236 audio mixing consoles from Lawo to serve as the main and redundant mixing systems.
The Lawo consoles are in use for RCN News (NTN24), the channel’s 24-hour news service in Colombia. The main console is a 40-fader mc236, supported by a 24-fader mc236 surface for redundancy. The full system includes a DALLIS interface with SDI I/O and GPIO boards to handle the AfV (Audio-follow-Video) necessary functions to automation some procedures.
Now a private television network, RCN was founded as a production company in 1967, and has operated as a network since 1998. Today, it reaches 97 percent of the Colombian population of nearly 50 million through 13 stations.
“The two mc236 consoles are the right solution for a 24/7 broadcast challenge,” said Andres Galeano, technical head of RCN Colombia. Beside the benefits of automation, AFV for multi-video sources, and the mxGUI control software, it was the remote diagnosis via web browser and the Lawo app that came as a nice surprise during the demo.”