Prolink TV purchases second DiGiCo console23 October 2013
Outside Broadcast provider and studio operator Prolink Television Facilities has taken delivery of a second DiGiCo SD10B console. The desk was recently installed in Prolink’s HD OB unit.
“We completed a significant upgrade to the vision side of the truck in early 2013 and we scheduled the mid-year period to give the sound facilities a similar make over,” says Prolink director Andrew Dugard. “The new desk had to squarely meet the needs of the jobs we attract, which are typically between eight and ten cameras with a good number of mic, VT and grams sources. The size of our truck also makes it a useful add-on to larger OBs, either as a presentation or unilateral facility, so the ability to easily interface with other trucks was also a consideration.”
The company had already installed a first console in 2012, to be used for BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, so Dugard explained that the decision to purchase a second was straightforward: “Sonically it had impressed. The existing and expanding list of broadcast specific features provided the capabilities we require, the MADI interface made in-the-field connectivity with other facilities fast and efficient and the user interface intuitive, well-liked and already well-understood by our sound team.”
“The flexibility demanded by the range of projects we undertake has always been found within the SD10B and the operational experience continues to impress,” continued Dugard. “We can’t promise to buy a new desk every summer, but our DiGiCo double is testament to our faith in the product, the brand and the relationship we enjoy with the DiGiCo team.”