German audio console and control solutions provider Lawo, has reported their first installation of an IP audio console in Uganda at KODHEYO TV and NBS Radio 89.4FM. Located in Jinja, northeast of the country’s capital of Kampala, the station opted for a 12-fader crystal to bring state-of-the-art technology for higher audio quality, as well as brining in effiecient workflows and flexibility to its operations.
Beside the NBS Radio installation which represents it's first reference project in Uganda, further adoption of Lawo equipment is in the pipeline, taking the broadcaster step-by-step to a new level of TV and radio production with IP-based, user-friendly and efficient studio solutions.
Hamza N’Mbago, Chairman of NBS Radio 89.4FM states: “The installation of the Lawo crystal IP radio broadcast console strengthens our leading position within the Ugandan radio broadcast landscape. The integration of this technology enables us to advance our workflows, making our radio production faster and more efficient – and the user-friendliness of the crystal console allows our operators to concentrate on their work while doing their radio shows.”
The crystal console offers a cost-effective point of entry into the Lawo world of mixing, combining the flexibility and customizability for which Lawo is renowned, with a future-proof investment for broadcasters, since it comes with RAVENNA/AES67 compatibility. The crystal mixing console is bundled with VisTool, a touchscreen-optimized PC software for extended visualization and control of crystal installations. The basic version of VisTool is designed for clear visualization, while the unlimited version can be customized to display all system parameters or only those that are essential.