AVM upgrades broadcast trucks with Studer consoles
US-based video and audio solutions provider All Mobile Video (AMV) has purchased HARMAN Studer Vista 9 and Vista 5 M3 digital mixing consoles for two of its broadcast trucks. The Vista 9 is being installed in AMV’s Revolution truck, a 53-foot double-expando trailer formerly known as Resolution, whilst the Studer Vista 5 M3 is going into a 50-foot broadcast truck called NYLA. Both vehicles are being completely refurbished with the latest video and audio gear.
AMV has a long history with Studer, having purchased its first Vista 8 console eight years ago and being the first company in the USA to install a Studer console on a mobile truck.
“At the time, it was a big gamble and we were making a real statement to the industry about our confidence in the product,” says Ian Vysick, AMV audio development specialist. When AMV decided to upgrade the Revolution truck, the Vista 9 was AMV’s only choice. The Vista 8 formerly used in Revolution isn’t being retired – it’s being moved to one of AMV’s Manhattan sound stages.
“From the minute we started using Vista consoles it quickly became clear that aside from their exceptional sound quality they offered outstanding ease of use,” Vysick said. He noted that AMV crews manage different jobs every day with different people and the ability to quickly bring users up to speed is crucial. “The Vista 9 and Vista 5 M3 make it easier to get people comfortable with technology in a short amount of time.”