TVRI Jakarta Goes Digital with Lawo
The mixing desks that have been installed in both the control room and the auditorium FOH are of identical configuration, each equipped with 48 faders and a stagebox with 48 mic/line inputs, eight line in and 16 line out.
Installation was completed by the end of December 2014, with final testing and customization, and training for technical and sound engineers undertaken in January 2015.
As this was their first use of digital audio technology, most of the operators were initially apprehensive about the project. However, the easy setup and intuitive operation, as well as greater efficiency and flexibility of workflows immediately won them over. It did not take long for them to master the new production procedures – clearly showing that the mixers are intensely user friendly.
“With the flexibility and the renowned stability and quality of our mixers, it gives TVRI full confidence in the new workflows with Lawo equipment. We are confident that the partnership will grow and develop even further in the coming years” states Tan Boon Siong, Lawo’s International Sales and Project Manager who supervised the project.
TVRI operates 22 regional stations and has more than 6,800 employees, 2,000 of whom are based in Jakarta. It broadcasts information and educational content, as well as entertainment from 4:00 am to 2:00 am on the following day. Along with government digital television, TVRI also has four channels that are currently broadcast in DVB-T. TVRI 1 (on-air identity as TVRI Nasional) provides national coverage, TVRI 2 will be the regional network of regional TVRI broadcasters (currently broadcasts the Jakarta regional station), TVRI 3 with programs focused on culture and TVRI 4 with sports programming.
Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering audio and video technology for TV and radio broadcast production, post-production, as well as live performance and theatrical applications. Products include digital audio mixing consoles, routers, video processing tools as well as IP-based video and audio transport solutions. All products are developed and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany.