New York, NY (December 6, 2011)—CP Communications is now using Stagetec systems as part of the broadcast audio signal chain for the NFL’s Monday and Thursday night games.
The Monday night game includes an Aurus console for audio submixing of all field, crowd and camera mics, and a Nexus system to transport all audio and control signals, including the intercom control data (RS485) and 4-wire from the truck bay to the booth and field. The Nexus also connects the trucks via fiber and MADI so that the main production truck can grab the announcer’s mics and whatever other signals he needs in addition to the submix. Connections between the mobiles, booth and field devices are via single strand single-mode fiber.
NFL Network broadcasted its first game of the season from San Diego, November 10, 2011 (and will continue every Thursday night for the rest of the season) with a Nexus base device on the field and a Stagetec Crescendo audio console connected to the Nexus router in the audio submix unit. With a base device in the RF receive field rack connected to the compound via fiber and connecting to both the main audio production and submix trucks, the Nexus transports the sounds on the field from the RF racks and parabolic microphones for use back in the compound as well as all 4-wire needed for communications on the field.
At the helm of the Crescendo submix console, Robert Qua said, “It was not only my first time mixing on a Stagetec system but also my first NFL submix. I jumped on the Crescendo system and was impressed how quickly I was actually up and running and getting what I needed out of the system.”
According to Kurt Heitmann, CP Communications SVP of sales and marketing, “We made a commitment to and a valued partnership with Stagetec, and they have proven to be the right fit for this industry.”