Audio Tech

Lawo enhances management of IP broadcast infrastructures with Home

Lawo has introduced Home, a new management platform for IP-based media infrastructures. It is natively built on a cloud-ready microservices architecture, enabling users to connect, manage and secure networked production setups from the ground up. Furthermore, it provides centralised access and control for all Lawo gear within a setup. Home is said to help broadcast […]  More

Electronic Arts chooses Grass Valley for futureproofed distributed remote production of FIFA 21 and Apex Legends

EA Sports’ FIFA 21 and Apex Legends will now be delivered using a cloud-based, distributed remote production workflow from Grass Valley. Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment (CGE), EA’s esports division, selected the GV Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP) to enable fully distributed, remote productions for its two major competitive gaming events. Previously, EA Sports had […]  More

NEP Germany moves into air freight pods for Servus TV’s Formula 1 season production

NEP Germany is using a new air freight-friendly container solution to enable its production of the current Formula 1 season for Austrian broadcaster Servus TV. To have an optimal and quickly operational production solution at the track, NEP Germany has created a new pod that will enable it to transmit signals from trackside to Servus […]  More

​Polsat chooses Sony Professional Solutions to deliver new 4K HDR IP OB van in 2021

Poland-based Polsat, one of the largest media companies in Central Europe, has selected Sony Professional Solutions as the prime contractor for a 4K IP outside broadcast truck that will be delivered to the broadcaster later in the year. Building on its long-term relationship with Sony, Polsat has consulted with the company as a business and […]  More

Riedel kit forms intercom core of Cinevideo’s new Waves 12G OB van

Italian OB provider, Cinevideo, has stated that Riedel’s kit has formed the intercom core of its new Waves 12G truck, which launched in February. Initially scheduled for launch last June, the truck project suffered delays in construction due to the pandemic. A first test was carried out on 7 November 2020 for the Parma versus […]  More

Tech focus: Augmented crowd sound, Part 2 — A look at two specialised PA systems

The PA systems used for augmented crowd sound are becoming their own subcategory within the venue-sound sector. They have their own particular acoustical exigencies — aiming a speaker capable of outputting 102 dB directly at a highly reflective surface like a basketball court flies in the face of everything taught in Acoustics 101 — and […]  More

Tech focus: Augmented crowd sound, Part 1 — A category of dedicated sound systems is born

Created last year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the new category of augmented crowd sound has spawned new ways of putting that sound into sports arenas and stadiums that require virtual crowd noise. New sound systems have to be able to propagate specific sounds — which can cover particular areas of the frequency spectrum […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Bose’s Matt Ruwe discusses the B40 headset for mission-critical applications

To most people, Bose is a leader in noise-canceling headphones for personal use, but less known is the work the company has done with the military, aviation, and other industries to deliver headsets that can keep communication lines open in noisy (and sometimes dangerous) environments. Bose Senior Product Manager Matt Ruwe sat down with SVG to discuss […]  More

Japan’s Nishio rental house invests in Riedel MediorNet, Artist and Bolero for state-of-the-art 4K OB van

Nishio Rent All Co, one of Japan’s largest providers of rental equipment, has outfitted its pioneering 4K OB van with a broad suite of Riedel’s  signal processing and intercom solutions. Riedel’s MediorNet real-time video network, Artist digital matrix intercom and Bolero wireless intercom equipment support a broad range of entertainment productions on board the van, […]  More

Panasonic introduces voice-based PTZ camera control using Sennheiser TeamConnect microphones

Panasonic has unveiled a PTZ camera solution with voice-based camera tracking. Using TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphones from Sennheiser for audio-based tracking, the PTZ cameras can automatically switch focus between different speakers. They are managed centrally by a controller via the network. Panasonic is already using the solution at its own Business Solution Centre Europe (BSC) with […]  More