Madison, WI (December 5, 2018)—Rush Media in Madison, WI, has rolled out a new fleet of six OB trucks, each equipped with Calrec Audio’s Brio36 digital audio console.
Each of Rush Media’s new mobile units are custom-built, 40 ft. straight trucks with expanding sides. Each truck includes eight camera control units, two 8-channel replay servers, two graphics generators, a 36-input switcher, a 48-port communication frame and a main truck router with full audio capabilities.
“The Brio36 is the perfect fit to bring all of the equipment elements together, in a limited space,” says Rusty Cummins, senior engineer, Rush Media. The mobile units are primarily used for sports broadcast events.
The Brio36 provides 36 dual layer faders and by using its Hydra2 expansion port, Rush Media was able to double the size of the console’s I/O. Utilizing MADI in and out of the truck router provided the company with more than enough paths and fit perfectly in the space available.
Rush Media’s newest Calrec Brio36 equipped mobile unit is being used for all home and away broadcasts for a major league soccer team. The home broadcasts require multiple transmission feeds with unique audio assignments, as well as providing the visiting team with separate field FX microphones to be used for their broadcasts. According to Cummins, the combination of extra I/O provided by the Br.IO wallbox and MADI to the truck router allows the operator to provide these feeds.
“Our job became a lot easier once we made the switch to Calrec, with both integration and implementation,” says Cummins. “We are planning to add more mobile units to our fleet next year and additional Calrec audio consoles will be included in this expansion.”
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