Qatar TV, based in Doha, recently ordered Lawo audio, video and control infrastructure for its two new OB trucks.
Each vehicle comprises a 24-fader mc²36 audio console plus external and fixed installed DALLIS I/O stageboxes, an A__madi4 Audio-to-IP interface as well as one V__pro8 video processor and router.
Overall control of the OB van equipment is performed via a redundantly designed Lawo VSM (Virtual Studio Manager). The OBs are being built under the coordination of system integrator Sony Professional Solutions MEA.
The two new vehicles bring the number of Qatar TV’s Lawo-equipped OB vans to up to four after the broadcaster had already fitted previous OB vans in 2012 with Lawo mc²56 consoles and VSM.
For years, Qatar TV has been a Lawo customer, using Lawo systems for outside broadcast as well as for their new Broadcast Center in Doha, opened 2012, with Master Control Room (MCR), Central Apparatus Room (CAR), 450m² News Studio, as well as 1,013m² Production Studio and Edit Studios.
The solutions provided for the studio complex include three networked mc²56 audio production consoles, redundant Nova73 HD central router as well as VSM for the overall control.