Namibia’s broadcasting landscape transformed by Lawo IP-based equipment

Nestled amidst the stunning vistas of southwestern Africa, Namibia is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, from vast deserts to rugged mountains. Among its most iconic features are the towering sand dunes of the Namib Desert, captivating travelers with their surreal allure and ethereal charm.

Now, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) is enhancing the country’s media landscape with a monumental leap forward in audio infrastructure. With the installation of Lawo’s cutting-edge IP-based equipment, including diamond consoles and Power Cores, NBC is poised to elevate its broadcasting capabilities to new heights.

Established as the South West African Broadcasting Corporation in 1979 and later rebranded as the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation in 1990, NBC has been a cornerstone of communication, education, and unity in Namibia. Broadcasting a diverse range of programming in multiple languages, NBC plays a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s media landscape.

Following meticulous market research, NBC selected Lawo’s IP-based equipment for its unmatched quality and affordability. Enriched with Lawo’s expertise and support, the installation promises to deliver an unparalleled audio experience to NBC’s audience. Lawo’s South African Partner (B&I) Broadcast & Installation Engineering was entrusted with system integration and project coordination.

Each of NBC’s newly designed four radio studios now boasts Lawo’s diamond broadcast console. Renowned for its configurability and versatility, the diamond is powered by Lawo’s Power Core, a scalable high-density I/O, mixing, processing, and routing engine, forming the backbone of a robust audio infrastructure. This combination offers an impressive array of features, including multiple high-density Ravenna /AES67 and MADI interfaces, modular mic, line, AES3, GPIO, and Dante interfaces, along with extensive DSP capabilities.

Furthermore, Lawo’s VisTool software provides real-time audio visualization and control, enhancing operators’ workflow efficiency and ease of operation. With its intuitive graphical interface, this solution simplifies control and monitoring tasks, offering operators great control over Lawo’s powerful mixing engine platforms, according to company’s statements.

Expressing enthusiasm about the collaboration, a Lawo representative stated, “We are delighted to partner with the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation in their journey to enhance broadcasting standards in Namibia. Lawo’s commitment to innovation and excellence aligns seamlessly with NBC’s vision, and we are confident that our IP-based solutions will empower NBC to deliver world-class content to its audience.”

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