PAT supplies more Lawo for 1CMS
AUSTRALIA: Canberra-based community broadcaster 1CMS has purchased new Lawo consoles for use in its two main on-air studios and one production studio. Supplied, configured and commissioned by Professional Audio & Television, the latest 12-fader Lawo Crystal consoles join a similar unit supplied by PAT back in 2013. All three studios are connected to the main Lawo Crystal MCR frame via Madi, while the IP control network allows for logic control such as talkback and profanity delay. 1CMS Studio 1 and 2 are the first radio studios in Australia to be fitted with the new crystal MKII consoles since its launch late last year.
‘We wanted to provide the full Lawo flexibility while keeping the system easy to use,’ explained PAT’s broadcast technician Nick Brown, who was responsible for programming the system. ‘Lawo’s zirkon configuration software was used to program all on-air delegation, talkback and profanity delay functionalities in-house here at PAT.’
While each of the studios can switch themselves live to air, a Lawo Crystal MCR frame can also be used to manage on-air delegation and codecs. The MCR frame includes redundant PSU’s and is controlled via a custom configured VisTools control screen. This provides level metering for each studio, as well as metering for on-air paths, satellite feeds and music servers.
1CMS system integrator Josh Parkinson commissioned the system at PAT’s HQ in Sydney. ‘PAT worked to a very detailed brief and I am very happy with the result and customer service we received from the PAT engineering team,’ he explained. ‘The new Lawo system will certainly provide 1CMS with new cutting edge broadcasting technology.’