Bexel to deploy fly-pack concept with Lawo technology in Russia, Brazil
Bexel will apply Lawo’s audio- and video-over-IP networking technology to this year’s international sports events in Russia and Brazil. The confidence in the use of Lawo equipment and services derives from experiences in the last year, when Bexel, Lawo’s North America team and Lawo’s rental company ABS (Audio Broadcast Services) designed and approved a flexible fly pack solution for sports production.
Bexel’s new systems have already been deployed successfully at the US Open, where the company was tasked with supporting CBS international broadcast feeds, followed less than one month later by the PGA Grand Slam of Golf for TNT originating in Bermuda.
“Bexel’s Lawo-equipped fly packs are designed specifically for events where the infrastructure does not allow for large OB vans or to provide optimized production facilities,” states Johnny Pastor, Bexel project manager. “The smooth transition between New York and Bermuda venues was made possible due to Lawo’s ability to intertie multiple audio sources and formats, including both baseband as well as audio- and video-over-IP, across a common network platform utilizing both MADI and Ravenna solutions for multi-channel interconnectivity. At the same time, Lawo was able to offer console surfaces, core routing systems and stage boxes configured for a broad range of I/O and routing configurations, with industry-leading redundancy and reliability, as well as the ability to manage on-site modifications by switching from one production to another with the touch of a button.”