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KBS Radio Chooses Lawo

Equips master control room with 14 Nova17 MkII routing systems

Korean Broadcasting System has installed Lawo equipment in its master control room for a new server-based infrastructure. The system is being tested during the winter months and will go on-air in stages.

The broadcaster has added 14 Nova17 MkII routing systems to be used in combination with VisTool workplaces for visualization and control. For each of its seven stations, KBS installed main and backup Nova17 routers; with two VisTool systems and two KSC control panels.

The VisTool user interface features page layout and logic functions that can be configured by the end-user. The system status of the seven programs is monitored by two log servers via SNMP, handing over the status to SNMP monitor software from Korean software house, AD-Soft. This is controlled by a Korean APC solution, while the audio file system is from French company Dalet.

According to the company, the project aims to establish fully redundant system of core radio broadcast facilities with a user-friendly and efficient operation, and sophisticated monitoring and alarm management. Also, it says, certain functions no longer need to be accessed via external devices, but are integrated within the Lawo equipment.