Australian Lawo partner Professional Audio Technology PAT have announced that they have recently supplied Global Television with a Lawo 64 fader mc²56 console with a Nova73 HD core router, various DALLIS I/O boxes and a DirectOut Technologies M1K2 router for the telecast of the new season of Big Brother on Channel 9.
The Lawo mc²56 mixing console, which consists of two separate fader bays, one with 48 faders and control and the other with 16 faders, was delivered to Global’s Sydney HQ for testing and configuration before being shipped to Dreamworld on the Gold Coast in preparation for the Big Brother Telecast. Global made the decision to purchase the Lawo console specifically for the Big Brother telecast after evaluating which technology would be best suited for the project and the complex technical demands it would place on the technical crew and the equipment.
Global’s Technical Services Manager Milan Milenkovic explained “The decision was made to go with Lawo’s mc² technology as it was the best fit for our and the clients technical requirements on this specific project. In addition to this the flexibility and reliability was another factor why we decided on the mc²56, the fact that most operators in Australia understand the Lawo technology is another big plus for us. After Big Brother the console is most likely to be used in one of our production studios in Sydney or part of our large fly away kit.”
In addition to the 64 fader Lawo console, Professional Audio Technology has also supplied a DirectOut M1K2 router, 4 x DirectOut EXBOX’s and 2 x BFE protocol converters to integrate the Lawo Nova73 HD core to the Talia Vision router which Global will use. Mr Milenkovic explained “The DirectOut Technologies M1K2 router provided us with an additional router and extra I/O for the Lawo system and was a fantastic addition to the already powerful system.” Professional Audio Technology’s MD Patrick Salloch commented “Of course we are very happy that Global has chosen us to supply Lawo and DirectOut equipment for such a high profile job once again. Both manufacturers were able to meet the very strict delivery timelines and we even sent our Technology Specialist Alan Liddelow to the Lawo factory to be present during factory testing of the system and to make sure everything was on schedule.”
Big Brother started on Channel 9 last week and is hosted by Sonia Kruger.
Picture: Philipp Hey of Lawo International and Alan Liddelow from PAT during factory testing of the console in Germany