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22/01/2014

Russia's RT Television Equipped By Lawo

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Russia's RT television network now operates from a new studio complex in Moscow, where it has recently been equipping for HD transmission of its programming.
RT turned to Lawo for a new, extensive network to support its operation.
Previously known as Russia Today, RT has included studios for its English, Arabic and Spanish channels, along with a Green Studio, Production Studio and a Backup Studio in its new facility.
The project got underway in November 2011 under contractor OKNO-TV, with Lawo recruited to provide audio infrastructure.
The broadcaster had been using Lawo zirkon consoles for production duties at its old facility and is now using six Lawo mc²66 MkII main on-air/production consoles and three crystal desks for voiceover work, along with a Lawo Nova73 HD as its central I/O routing matrix and seven mxGUI servers providing additional remote GUIs.
The Nova73HD provides RAVENNA, AES3, MADI and SDH/STM-1interfaces, and features a hot-plug capability and online configuration that allows reconfiguration and expansion of a system even during a live broadcast. Additionally, Lawo’s STAR² technology provides an exceptionally high level of redundancy and failsafe operation.
"Our choice of Lawo mc²66/Nova73HD combination was because it allowed us to realise our vision of ultra-reliable audio in complex multi-program, round-the-clock news broadcasting," says Alexander Kolosov, Head of Phonics at RT.
"A big plus is that the mc²/Nova73 HD system provides non-problematic expansion. Our operational experience of the final set of six mc²66 MkII panels and the central matrix Nova73HD proved to us that the promises made by Lawo are consistent with the real requirements of our complex."
The Lawo system has been designed to offer rigorous redundancy, everywhere from the router and control system to its fully redundant signal paths.
Networked resources and rights management are a customer specific configuration written using TCL (Tool Command Language) script.
The audio infrastructure comprises five 48-fader mc²66MkII consoles, a 32-fader mc²66MkII console and three 8-fader crystal consoles, as well as the Nova73 HD. The Nova73 HD router can handle up to 8192x8192 crosspoints, with the RT installation currently supporting currently 2816 in/output signals with up to 480 DSP channels.
"The Lawo consoles provide many features for easy and comfortable operation during live broadcasting. One of these is the mix minus busses – these are automatically pre-configured, but at the same time provide enough flexibility for fine tuning, allowing easy operation during live transmissions with multiple external feeds," says Anton Maksimov, RT Sound Editor.
"One of the most important features is the ability to easily track the signal flow, which can help a new user to learn the details of a previously unknown configuration. Also very helpful is limited control of the source on the second layer, even without switching layers, as well as assignable Free Control modules and User Buttons on the surface for fast access to the most frequently used functions."
"This is the third Lawo console I have worked on over the past ten years, and the mc²66MkII has again proved Lawo’s leading position in this competitive market," Anton Maksimov confirms.
"Thanks to the close collaboration between RT and OKNO-TV teams at every stage of the project, the new studio complex was completed concurrently with a switch to worldwide HD broadcast – a formidable task," says Andrey Bukashkin, RT’s Chief Director.
"OKNO-TV’s specialists were highly receptive to all our suggestions and demands, whether they came from management or staff operators, and developed truly innovative solutions to meet our needs.
"We are very pleased with the results," he adds.
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