Global broadcast services provider, Bexel, has announced that it will be using Lawo’s audio and video-over-IP networking technology for high profile sporting events in Brazil and Russia this year.
Bexel was responsible for supporting CBS international’s broadcast feeds at the US open in New York and less than a month later; the company’s systems were used for the PGA Grand Slam on Bermuda.
The international stereo feed for the US open was supplied by fitting out control rooms one and two with a 48 fader Lawo mc²56 MKII. For broadcasters who wanted to produce in surround sound, two additional crowd microphones were supplied.
The company writes that the system configuration included “a Lawo mc²56 mixing console and a DALLIS (Digital, Analog, Line Level Interface System) frame with the analog I/O linked to the console's HD Core using RAVENNA over a single CAT5 line.”
Bexel project manager, Johnny Pastor, says: “Operators were impressed not only with how good the Lawo consoles sounded, but also with ease of operation, requiring only a short ramp up for those who had never worked a Lawo console previously, and the ability to build custom setups on the fly—tailored to each operator's unique requirements and preferences.”
In other news, Calrec Audio will provide five Artemis Consoles to American-based NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from 6 - 23 February.