11.21.2006 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
New Air Time OB truck to assist South Africa in HD transition

Air Time, the outside broadcast (OB) division of South African Broadcasting, will use a newly installed Euphonix Max Air digital audio console in its latest teleproduction vehicle to support the nation’s transition to HD television.

The fully digital HD, 16-camera vehicle is the first of its kind in South Africa.

Sony in Basingstoke, UK, installed the Max Air console, which is a 40-fader system with 48 microphones, 96 full processing channels, 24 mix/sub group busses, 24 group matrix busses/clean feed outs and 16 Aux busses.

The installation is the first time a Max Air and its accompanying ES-SH612 StudioHub router have been integrated with the Pro-Bel Aurora control system. Throughout Europe and many other areas outside the United States, the Pro-Bel system is a dominant protocol for router control in the broadcast arena. Pro-Bel developed the ES-Control Protocol Converter to enable its Aurora control system to control the Euphonix ES-SH612.

Integrating the ES-SH612 StudioHub with the Pro-Bel system eliminated the need for two routing and I/O systems, resulting in cost savings and increased efficiency. The production monitors, I/O feeds, tape machines, console mix, aux and group busses are all simultaneously available on the router and console. This approach greatly simplifies how audio is routed throughout the OB truck.

For more information, visit: www.euphonix.com.

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