Euphonix digital consoles slated for Olympics

Seven Chinese broadcasters will be using a total of 17 Euphonix digital audio broadcast consoles for coverage of the Olympic Games in Beijing.

China Central Television (CCTV), the country’s largest broadcaster, has four Euphonix consoles, two Max Airs and a System 5-B in its broadcast facility as well as another System 5-B in an OB truck. Shandong TV has two Euphonix-equipped OB trucks as well as a Max Air-equipped studio.

Chongqing TV equipped two large OB trucks with Euphonix Max Air consoles for broadcasting directly from the Olympic Village. While TVCC has two Euphonix System 5-B broadcast studios and Jiansu TV’s OB truck features a Max Air, Liaoning TV will use a Max Air on its OB truck and a System 5 for post production. In a similar fashion, Yunnan TV has a Max Air-equipped OB truck and a System 5-MC console in its post-production studio.

Three of the Euphonix clients — CCTV, Liaoning TV and Shandong TV — will also be using the new Euphonix High-Density Fiber Stagebox Solution for their OB applications. This modular remote audio interface solution for broadcast applications features redundant fiber audio connectivity and control.

The Stagebox connects multiple high-density stage boxes into the Euphonix DSP SuperCore via MADI and can handle up to 56 mic preamps, which can also be fitted with combinations of I/Os to match the exact requirements of a particular application including analog, AES/EBU, SDI and MADI.

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