Lawo has reported its first project for the Tibet People’s Radio Station in Lhasa. With Chinese system integrator, Infomedia Digital Technology, serving as the project’s main contractor, the project was begun in January 2016 with an extensive order for Lawo mixing and routing technology in May, and the aim of networking all of the broadcaster’s on-air studios and dubbing studio using a single, central router.
Tibet’s People’s Radio operates in support of the China Central Government, aiming to support cultural and arts activities in Tibet, and to ensure its social and economic stability. With a Nova 73 HD router core providing 8192 x 8192 cross-points and providing the hub of the installation, Infomedia is to equip eight of People’s Radio’s on-air studios with a 12-fader Lawo sapphire mixing desk each, and its 12 dubbing studios with eight-fader Lawo crystal mixing desks. Both the sapphire and crystal consoles support 32 DSP channels.
Infomedia regard Lawo as the only company to offer the high levels of operational redundancy required, due to the use of dual-star router topology involving both MADI and IP hybrid systems. This leaves the way open for the broadcaster to implement future expansion and upgrades.
With completion intended for the end of September 2106, Infomedia is currently progressing with installation and cabling, in anticipation of the arrival of the Lawo mixing consoles and routing hardware.