Doordarshan opts for IP infrastructure with Lawo in new OB truck

One of India’s largest broadcasting organisations in terms of studio and transmitter infrastructure, public broadcaster Doordarshan has installed a 16-fader Lawo crystal desk with full I/O extension in its latest New Delhi-based OB Van. The IP-based broadcast production console is the centrepiece of the vehicle’s main audio control room, which was constructed under the direction of main contractor AGIV/SatCom.

“We have chosen Lawo as the brand stands for reliability and quality, and we selected the crystal console as it provides us with state-of-the-art IP technology, enabling us to evolve our workflows with its flexibility in operation and routing,” said JK Chandira, additional director general of studio design at Doordarshan. “The Lawo crystal fits the Doordarshan OB workflow because it can be customised to do anything. With a mix of sports, news and music programming, we really needed that ability. Being slim and easy-to-use were further key points in our decision.”

“We are very pleased with our new Lawo crystal board,” said Goutam Bera, director AGIV India Pvt. Limited. “The Lawo system provides the necessary flexibility and range of functions for our diverse tasks without unnecessary user complexity. Plus, it looks clean, and has a minimal footprint – just power and network cables.”

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