PAT brings Lawo and DirectOut to Global TV for Big Brother
AUSTRALIA: Professional Audio Technology has recently supplied Global Television with a Lawo 64 fader mc2 56 console with a Nova73 HD core router, various Dallis I/O boxes and a DirectOut Technologies M1K2 router for a TV broadcast of the new season of Big Brother.
The Lawo console was delivered to Global TV’s Sydney headquarters for testing and configuration before being shipped to Dreamworld on the Gold Coast in preparation for the Big Brother telecast.
‘The decision was made to go with Lawo’s mc2 technology as it was the best fit for the technical requirements for this specific project,’ said Milan Milenkovic, Global TV’s technical services manager. ‘In addition to this, the flexibility and reliability was another factor, and the fact that most operators in Australia understand Lawo technology is another bonus for us. After Big Brother the console is most likely to be used in one of our production studios in Sydney or part of our large fly away kit.’
In addition to the Lawo console, Professional Audio Technology supplied a DirectOut M1K2 router, four DirectOut ExBox signal converter and reclockers and two BFE protocol converters to integrate the Lawo Nova73 HD core to the Talia Vision router that Global will use.
‘The DirectOut Technologies M1K2 router provided us with an additional router and extra I/O for the Lawo system and was a fantastic addition to the system,’ enthused Mr Milenkovic.
‘We are very happy that Global has chosen us to supply Lawo and DirectOut equipment for such a high profile job once again,’ commented Professional Audio Technology’s MD Patrick Salloch. ‘Both manufacturers were able to meet the very strict delivery timelines and we even sent our technology specialist Alan Liddelow to the Lawo factory to be present during factory testing of the system and to make sure everything was on schedule.’