PAT Supplies Global Television with World Class Manufacturers for New HD OBVan


Australian Lawo partner Professional Audio Technology (PAT) have announced that they have supplied Global Television with key audio equipment for Global’s most sophisticated High Definition ‘super truck’: the newly-launched HD9.

Designed and built in Australia to the exacting standards of Global’s broadcast engineering services team, HD9 boasts a new level of integration and user features.

Equipped with the latest Lawo mc²56 MKII audio console and Riedel communications system, this combination is a first for Global’s mobile fleet.

Lawo mc²56 MKII audio console and Riedel communications system


“We have chosen Professional Audio Technology to supply us with a wide range of equipment for HD9, including the Lawo mc²56 MKII console with HD core, the truck’s VSM control system, various DirectOut products, hybrids from Comrex, secondary monitors from Focal and even smaller things such as fibre converters from Microsens,” commented Global Television’s Technical Services Manager, Milan Milenkovic.

"Our longstanding relationship with PAT as a technical solutions provider enabled us to work closely with their world class manufacturers, while receiving outstanding local service during the truck build here in Sydney.”


Professional Audio Technologies MD Patrick Salloch stated that “We are delighted that Global Television has once again placed their trust in us and our manufacturers to supply such a multitude of world class equipment for HD9. And while this project is drawing to a successful close, I would like to say that it was once again a pleasure to work with Global’s exceptionally skilled engineering team.”

Global Television CEO Keith Andrews added, “Global Television’s goal is to combine the best technology with outstanding people to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. We are excited to bring HD9 to market.”


At 13.2m long and 52sqm of internal space when fully expanded, HD9 can accommodate up to 22 operators and 20 cameras. The HD super truck will be deployed for diverse outside broadcast events.