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First Lawo mc²56 and S12T Truck for Africa

The Rwanda Broadcasting Agency has acquired a new OB van outfitted with a Lawo mc²56 MkIII console.

The Rwanda Broadcasting Agency has acquired a new OB van outfitted with a Lawo mc²56 MkIII console.
The Rwanda Broadcasting Agency has acquired a new OB van outfitted with a Lawo mc²56 MkIII console.

Rwanda (July 21, 2020)—In a first for the African continent, Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) has taken delivery of an S12T Streamline OB van, built and outfitted by Broadcast Solutions in Germany, outfitted with a Lawo mc²56 MkIII console.

According to Arthur Asiimwe, director general at RBA, “We were looking for a flexible OB truck that is easy to deploy and to operate. The vehicle’s fast delivery time and perfect price-performance ratio were further decisive criteria for contracting Broadcast Solutions with the production and delivery.”

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Completed in just three months, the Streamline S12T is a truck/box body combination with one extension for up to 14 workplaces and accommodates up to 12 cameras. At the heart of the vehicle’s audio section, Broadcast Solutions installed a Lawo mc²56 console with 32 channel strips and a Lawo Nova73 compact core router to provide a flexible user interface with a host of control options right at the audio engineer’s sweet spot. The mc²56’s audio quality and full support of the open RAVENNA/AES67 and ST2110 standards were reportedly additional arguments to select the mc²56.

Ralf Schimmel, Lawo’s sales director for the African continent, comments, “Lawo is delighted with RBA’s choice of an S12T truck and the decision to equip it with an mc²56 console alongside other top-spec gear. With well over 1,200 models sold, Lawo’s mc² series has been a staple for OB trucks built in Europe and used the world over—and now Africa is following suit. That this should be in Rwanda, which has been avidly adopting technological evolution, comes as no surprise.”

Lawo • www.lawo.com

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