05.17.2012 05:59 PM
Bexel Chooses Calrec Artemis for New Midrange Flypacks
HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K.:
Calrec announced that Bexel has chosen Calrec’s Artemis Light audio consoles
for its new midrange line of live broadcast flypacks. Bexel, a unit of the
Vitec Group’s Services Division, has designed the flypacks to meet its clients’
requirements for live coverage of middle- to upper-tier sporting events.
Bexel is utilizing six 40-fader Artemis Light consoles for
the new flypacks, four of which will go into immediate service for broadcast of
several upcoming spring and summer sports events in the United Kingdom,
including soccer, golf, fencing and tennis. In addition to featuring an Artemis
Light console, each flypack will include a Sony MVS 7000x production switcher,
an Evertz 128x128 router and multiviewer, and an RTS intercom system.
The Artemis Light’s built-in Hydra2 audio routing technology
was another key reason for the console’s inclusion in the new Bexel flypacks.
With Hydra2’s plug-and-play architecture, broadcasters are able to share audio
resources among multiple audio consoles quickly and easily. For upcoming
fencing coverage, for example, matches will be held in four separate areas of
the venue with only a 30-minute turnaround between each match. With Hydra2, the
broadcaster will be able to transfer audio resources such as microphones to
different production units in a matter of minutes.