Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), the German public broadcaster in the state of Hesse, commissioned Studio Hamburg Media Consult International (MCI) to modernise its four broadcast facilities in April of this year. The broadcaster opted for a total of 16 Mandozzi SERIX audio mixers connected to IDEA audio matrices. The pre-existing IHSE Draco tera KVM matrices, d’accord automation systems and interfaces will remain at each facility. MCI will also supply customised furniture. Each complex exists of two one-man studios, a production area, a support area and a multifunctional area, almost identically equipped for flexibility in the editorial process. During the refurbishment, each complex will be completely gutted. However, the modernisation process will take place in two stages of construction, so that broadcasts can continue on-site. The first two facilities are scheduled to be finished in February 2013, and the second two are expected to be done by March 2014. www.studio-hamburg.de
University of Salford installs new SSL C10 HD broadcast console
The University of Salford has installed a Solid State Logic (SSL) C10 HD compact broadcast console to power the live production program in its new £30 million digital learning, teaching and research facility at MediaCityUK.