Bavarian public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk’s Nuremberg regional studio is replacing two of its OB vans with new vehicles that have a largely identical configuration as its Ü2 and Ü3 trucks, which feature integrated Lawo production and on-air products.
Ü1 and Ü2 will handle mixes using Lawo mc266 consoles, which will provide the recording, sources and TB signals using a sapphire master card-equipped DALLIS router frame.
The different processes are visualized and operated by way of a multipage graphical user interface with touchscreen operation and feature the VisTool software provided by Lawo’s radio tools.
Signal processing and level display of all playback sources are managed by the mc266/sapphire/VisTool combination, using the DSP capability of the master card. The integration of Ember+ protocol in the VisTool environment allows control and signaling of connected audio codecs, adds the firm.
All audio and control signals are processed within a closed system, and audio signals are exchanged via MADI or Ravenna links, and control signals are relayed on the protocol layer within the network. This approach, explains Lawo, enables BR to operate using a standard staff of two to three persons, although five workstations are available.
The public broadcaster’s union ARD now has 12 radio OB vans utilizing Lawo technology.