Toronto, Ontario, Canada â€“ August 4, 2008 â€¦ The Swedish production company Prisma OB is a premium league player in the field of mobile broadcasting. It is not just the fact that the company was at almost every mega-event in recent years, but forthcoming TV highlights will also see these Scandinavian experts ready for the action to begin. Thus, the Beijing Games will also â€” amongst others â€” be broadcast by Prisma OB, thanks to Lawo audio technology.
A reference for OB vans
In order to be best equipped for the forthcoming challenges, the Swedish company decided to build a top-level HDTV OB van. The basic figures alone hint at the capacity that is available: at 17.5 meters long and 5.4 meters wide, the mobile studio provides work space for 32 vision mixers and two sound engineers, making the HD-1 one of the largest OB vans in Europe.
The high-performance Lawo mixing console
It is not just the sheer size of the HD-1 that is impressive, but also its innovative technology. This is why a 5.1 surround-capable mixing console, that has become the new standard in OB van construction, was installed â€” the Lawo mcÂ²66. The features of this console are also impressive: 2,100 inputs and outputs for the central router, a console control surface with 48+8 faders and over 300 DSP channels, as well as I/O with 80 HD SDI embedders and de-embedders. In addition, the mobile stage boxes are connected redundantly to the OB van, providing 32 remotely located mic inputs, 16 digital I/Os, and 16 GPIs. With this first-class technology, Prisma OB will also be able to deliver a top-level performance in the future â€” what with world-class sport in Beijing, as well as with other planned TV highlights.
Lawo is a manufacturer of digital audio networking systems and consoles for a wide range of applications from small to large scale audio production in television and radio, post production, and live sound. Established in the 1970s, the companyâ€™s manufacturing center is located in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany. For additional information on Lawoâ€™s mcÂ²66 console and all Lawo products, visit the company online at www.lawo.ca.