Italian broadcaster has employed a new control and signal distribution network based on Lawo IP infrastructure solutions at its new production centre in Rome.
The broadcaster has installed a V__matrix solution in five production galleries and six studios, as well as a VSM system for studio-related and overarching system control.
According to Lawo, the installation not only makes TV production workflows more flexible and efficient, but also offers a high level of redundancy. The all-IP infrastructure means V__matrix units can be located adjacent to the stages where production teams host shows with presenters and guests.
“In the public tender that RAI issued for this upgrade project, we described the concept and quality of the installation in detail,” said Enrico Briziarelli, head of control rooms and TV studios engineering at RAI.
“Along with modernised studio control rooms, our aim was to create a new, IP-based and 12G-capable central equipment room, with all connections between studios, control rooms and the equipment room based on IP technology,” added Briziarelli.
The project also involves some new post production audio suites, four live Dolby ProTools facilities, five graphics areas for LED walls, and augmented reality.