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ORF Outfits With Lawo

New OB truck packs console onboard

ORF, the Austrian national broadcaster, has outfitted a new radio OB truck with a Lawo mc2 66 console.

The HÜ-8D, as it has been christened, made its first stop at the Liszt Festival, March 23–25 in Raiding, Austria, to record material for later radio programming. Its first live broadcast missions included a “Frühschoppen” Sunday afternoon matinee in the resort town of Bad Tatzmannsdorf and an Easter Liturgy in Neudörfl.

The mc2 66 is a digital console. The one installed in the HÜ-8D has 40 faders. The Lawo router with the system has an 8,000 x 8,000 point matrix and the company’s stage boxes are also used.

Lawo products are used in other ORF vehicles, TV and radio, thus ORF’s engineers are familiar with operations no matter what truck they are in. ORF System Engineer Reinhard Tomek stated in the announcement, “The workflows are kept consistent and we are able to adapt to any changes quickly thanks to the configurability of the Lawo consoles.”