Rastatt, Germany (January 3, 2017)—To date, 14 sapphire desks, 50 crystal consoles and 62 V__pro8 units from Lawo have been implemented in more than 45 regional branches of the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, an upgrade process that began in 2014.
The All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) is currently undergoing the Russian Government program of regional TV infrastructure modernization. System integrator OKNO-TV in the Russian Federation developed a system design and, in 2014, implemented its solution into 37 TV stations around Russia, working in cooperation with other system integrators from Russia and the CIS. In 2015, OKNO-TV, as the chief system integrator, together with the equipment suppliers SPRO, PTSYS and VIDAU, extended the implementation to an additional 23 local stations.
In 2014 and 2015, sets of Lawo equipment including the sapphire console and the DALLIS Matrix with integrated different interface cards and a compact crystal audio console were delivered to the regions.
The Lawo V__pro8 product has also been integrated into the system as a video and audio glue device with frame synchronization functionality to control the sync of all external lines and up-conversion of the external SD video signals, which are still present in local stations in Russia.