Lawo Upgrades for Bell Media
The initial installation supported migration from SD to HD, and included four mc²56 MkI digital production consoles and two zirkonXL consoles. These have now been joined by a further mc²56 MkII console.
The audio mixing systems were initially chosen for the broadcast of the 2010 Winter Games by Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium and comprised a 64-fader mc²56 console configured with DSP cards, redundant processors, 15 MADI ports, 32 AES3id I/O, and three DALLIS frames which were located at the Agincourt Campus, Control 8. A 48-fader mc²56 was installed at Agincourt Control 9, fitted with four DSP cards, a single processor, 15 MADI ports, 32 AES3id I/O, and three DALLIS frames.
Lawo systems were also installed in four control rooms at the Queen Street campus, including a 64-fader mc²56 console with five DSP cards and a 48-fader mc²56. The campus was also the recipient of two Lawo zirkonXL consoles, each with 24 faders, four MADI ports, 12 AES3id I/O, and 24 analog I/O ports.
This latest mc-series console is the fifth at Agincourt, with the Nova 76 router installed to enable all existing and new consoles to be integrated together as a centralized networking system using MADI. The entire system update was completed within two days – over the course of a weekend – adding a new control room without interrupting production schedules.
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.