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KBS squares up with Lawo digital audio consoles

As part of an ongoing modernisation process, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) has chosen to install two mc²66 digital audio consoles from Lawo for its news studio and a new OB truck.

The move follows the earlier upgrade of the Korean national broadcaster’s master control room with 16 Lawo Nova17 MkII routing systems and VisTool workplaces for visualisation and control.

The mc²66 digital audio consoles are equipped with the latest Ravenna/AES67 Audio over IP interfaces. While the news studio has been on-air since the beginning of 2015, the OB installation will be concluded by August 2015.

Soundfox International, Lawo’s partner in Korea for broadcast audio and video, is overseeing all of the KBS installations.

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KBS awarded the modernisation of its news studio for KBS News1 (NS1) to the German manufacturer in autumn 2014. The project began in October, and an mc²66 console was installed and ready for news production in December.

Ho Gun Lee, news director, KBS, said, “The Lawo mc²66 system is very stable and easy-to-use. [It offers] simple and fast routing via the console. Errors can be monitored and analysed by real time status display of the whole system through the central main screen. In addition, errors are saved in the log file, which is convenient for maintenance control.”

As well as modernising the fixed installations, KBS is also modernising its OB fleet.

For this, a new mc²66 console is being set up, configured and customised in Germany during the summer to be delivered to KBS in early August 2015.

The concept includes the use of Lawo stageboxes, using Ravenna technology.

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