PAT supplies Global TV with Australia’s largest DirectOut system
AUSTRALIA: Professional Audio Technology (PAT) has recently announced the supply of the largest DirectOut Technology system ever purchased in Australia by Global Television. The new system was delivered to Global TV's facility in Mascot and is currently being prepared for a large international event that will take place in 2014.
The delivery consisted of more than 20 M.1k2 Madi routers and over 25 Andiamo.XT SRCs, which use DirectOut analogue and AES breakout panels to connect comms and other broadcast equipment to the fibre infrastructure of the overall system. Global TV also chose DirectOut’s Exbox.64s as Madi format converters.
‘We decided to go with Direct Out for our audio distribution on Big Brother in
2012 and were on-air 24/7 for three months without a single issue,’ said Global TV’s technical services director, Marc Segar. ‘Based on our experience, we designed HD 9’s audio area around various Direct Out processing units and this has now extended to larger projects. Value for money, flexibility and build quality are really important when we are looking for solutions and equipment needs to be adaptable for a variety of different projects during our busy schedule.’
‘We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to supply Global TV with such a large system, which will be used on various international and local applications and will be added to an already impressive list of projects and installations for DirectOut internationally and in Australia,’ added DirectOut Technology’s CTO Stephan Flock.