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Lawo Systems for CRI Control

The German firm supplied 10 zirkon mixing consoles and two redundant Nova73 HD routers. CRI specified five 20-fader and five 12-fader zirkons.
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International broadcaster China Radio International (CRI) installed Lawo consoles and routers in its Beijing central control room as part of its pre-Olympics studio renovation.

The German firm supplied 10 zirkon mixing consoles and two redundant Nova73 HD routers. CRI specified five 20-fader and five 12-fader zirkons.

The two Nova73 HD routers each have a capacity of 3,000 crosspoints, a scalable routing capacity of up to 8,192 mono channels in a single frame, Dolby E compatibility, clock-synchronized switching to set crosspoints to video frames, and integrated signal processing.

For the first time, the Lawo hardware will be used with Chinese control software that consists of a scheduler for time-controlled switching and a breakdown management system. InfoMedia Group Co. Ltd., the Lawo partner in China, developed of the software, which will also serve for other installations within China and throughout Asia.

Thanks to the open routing protocol used, CRI technicians responsible for transmission will be able to supervise and, if necessary, intervene in the functioning of the system using purpose-designed software.

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