Iowa Public TV installs three Solid State Logic C100 HD consoles

Iowa Public Television (IPTV), a statewide public broadcasting network with nine analog and digital channels, recently installed three Solid State Logic C100 HD digital consoles tied together through an SSL MORSE system as part of the station’s upgrade to meet the FCC digital TV transition mandate in February.

The consoles are being used in two control rooms and a remote production vehicle, providing a uniform interface for the engineering staff and a seamless path for audio production from the station’s server.

Having three C100 consoles is a big plus for IPTV because it allows the broadcaster to cover all production bases with a uniform operator interface. The C100 in Control Room One is the primary production console for streaming audio to and from the server and producing live in-studio programming, such as “The Iowa Journal,” “Iowa Press” and nationally syndicated show “Market to Market.” The C100 installed in Control Room Three will service the station’s 300-seat auditorium with SSL’s Delta Link MADI HD, for Pro Tools capture and the house audio mix. The C100 in the remote truck is used for local sporting events and live broadcasts of concerts and events.

The MORSE (Modular Resource Sharing Engine) pulls the entire audio strategy together by providing a central router in the facility’s machine room that addresses signals from the remote stage boxes located throughout the station. Two remote mic/line preamps service the auditorium with 48 channels on one side of the stage and 16 on the other. Two remote boxes service the live rooms for show production, while three stage boxes are stationed in the machine room itself for additional patching capabilities.

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