The Swiss national broadcaster SRG SSR idée suisse has taken delivery of 16 Glensound GDC-6432 digital commentary systems.
The units will be used for with their OB trucks for coverage of Alpine and Nordic skiing, cycling, athletics, rowing, tennis, soccer, volleyball, and golf.
Among the features cited by Ernst Camenzind, assistant head of technical operations for SRG SSR, is the audio quality of the GDC-6432: 24 bit, 48 kHz. He also noted the presence of an Ethernet link on the unit and its compact size.
For its own requirements, SSR SRG requested some custom modifications to the standard GDC-6432. The dCU3 Commentators unit was changed to include a three-port Ethernet switch to provide Internet connections for journalists’ laptops. This was all achieved from within the standard chassis of the dCU3.
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