Croatia (October 5, 2016)—Croatian commercial national television network Nova TV has installed an SSL System T broadcast audio production environment into its new 27-tonne mobile production vehicle, HD OB VAN 3.
The new truck will mainly be used for Nova TV productions, and has already been in action on several large-scale broadcasts. The System T in the truck consists of a 48-fader main surface with full meter bridge, plus the Tempest engine and a redundant Dante network. SSL Network I/O Stageboxes provide inputs and outputs for deployment outside the truck, while more Network I/O provides SDI, AES and analogue I/O inside the truck.
Mario Derdi, technical producer at Nova TV, part of the CME Group (Central European Media Enterprises), noted, "I wanted to move to the SSL platform, not only because of the console itself, which is fantastic, but because we can now use the Dante Network for everything.
"We have bought Dante interfaces for our live consoles, so now we don’t need splitters. We just use a switch and network connections to run the front of house and monitors for the audience PA. I'm now going to buy other Dante components for the rest of the system. All you need is power and the redundant network connections to any rack and you're up and running."
An SSL Network IO SDI embedder/de-embedder with both Dante and MADI connectivity is used to embed audio tracks from the network onto the multiple video channels, recorded onto Rode & Schwarz Venice video servers. In addition, there are two computers with Dante Virtual Soundcard software installed, one for playout, and one for multitrack audio backup to a Steinberg Nuendo DAW.
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