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14/04/2016

Calrec Audio Consoles Selected By NBC Olympics

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Calrec Audio has confirmed it has been selected by NBC Olympics to provide seven audio mixing consoles for its production of this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

NBC Olympics, which is a division of the NBC Sports Group, will utilise four Artemis and three Summa audio mixing consoles from Calrec Audio for the coverage. Three of the 40-fader Artemis consoles will be stationed at NBC fly-pack venues to provide coverage of basketball, cycling, triathlon, marathon, volleyball, and diving, while the fourth will be based in Audio Control Room X in the Compound within the International Broadcast Center in Rio. This console will be in use with venues moving audio and video over IP. One 24+8 fader Summa console will provide the main output in Audio Control Room X, with the remaining two acting as back up consoles in Audio Control Rooms A and B.

In addition to the seven consoles, Calrec will supply 26 x I/O boxes, creating a comprehensive and fully redundant Hydra2 network, which will provide signal management and full control across MADI and Dante.

"This year is the first time we are connecting with Dante on the Hydra2 network, and we are delighted to continue this strong innovative relationship as NBC Olympics continues to push the boundaries of sports audio," said Dave Letson, Vice President of Sales, Calrec.

"NBC Olympics is delighted to be working once again with Calrec, their consoles, and their support personnel for our coverage. We look forward to using the latest advancements in Calrec processor technologies, as well as newly updated interfaces, which have been developed based on our feedback and the feedback of many Calrec users worldwide," added Karl Malone, Director, Sound Design, NBC Sports & Olympics.

Image: One of two Sports Emmy® Awards for Calrec Audio's work with NBC Olympics.

www.calrec.com

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