VSM as Control System for NEP Australia’s HD 11

VSM Broadcast Control and Monitoring System from L-S-B has been chosen as overall control and monitoring system in the newly built HD 11 of NEP Australia. Professional Audio & Television, exclusive distributor for L-S-B in Australia, has been awarded to supply NEP Australia (formerly Global Television) with the VSM system and a large LAWO mc2 56 MKII console system, among others.

Once again NEP Australia has entrusted the control of the truck to L-S-B Broadcast Technologies’ VSM system (Virtual Studio Manager). The unlimited size matrix VSM system will be responsible for controlling most of the hardware in the broadcast trailer, including the Riedel Artist talkback system, LAWO VPRO8’s, LAWO mc2 56 MKII console system, LVM TV Logic Monitors, Imagine Technology’s Video Router, Sony MVS 8000, OpenGear equipment, and ROSS Video Frames.

The system, which is currently custom configured by NEP Australia Engineers to their specific needs, also provides multiviewers for over 350 pictures and allows NEP to create, load and save presets including labels, crosspoints, GPO states, parameters and panel layouts. Virtual Signals allow creation of “re-entries” without using physical router resources. VSM Pseudo devices enable NEP to link Video, Audio, Time Code and RS-422 signals into a switchable overall bundle, providing unprecedented flexibility to turn the trailer around between jobs and recall client specific production requirements.


NEP Australia’s Technical Services Manager Milan Milenkovic commented: “Once again we have deployed a proven formula to build the largest and most powerful truck in our fleet. Our long standing relationship with Professional Audio & Television allowed us to develop the system in close cooperation with L-S-B Broadcast Technologies and LAWO to build this industry leading HD super truck.”

“The close cooperation between NEP Australia and the PAT team will see us deliver one of the most sophisticated outside broadcast systems in Australia to date. To say we are proud and honoured to be involved with this project would be an understatement,” enthused Managing Director of Professional Audio & Television, Patrick Salloch.


L-S-B Broadcast Technologies GmbH, Wiesbaden (Germany), is the leading manufacturer of control systems for radio and television production. The company’s core product is the IP-based Virtual Studio Manager (VSM), a universal control system. As a single-source solution, VSM works independently of any single manufacturer and thus represents a flexible and powerful answer to technical challenges in the fields of production and broadcasting. Founded in 2003, L-S-B Broadcast Technologies can draw on an excellent worldwide sales network. A staff of 35 at Head Office in Wiesbaden is responsible for management, project implementation, services and software and hardware development.