STV implements Lawo mc²56 with cutting-edge A__UHD Core architecture
UKs commercial broadcaster STV has experience a full technical upgrade of its news production, sound control rooms and studio at its Glasgow HQ. The broadcasting company is the first representing on-air broadcast installation of Lawo’s A_UHD Core (Phase 2) and 48-fader mc²56 MKIII console.
The STV team were determined to explore Audio-over-IP to enhance current workflows and allow a route for future expansion across the facility. Due to the Covid-related lockdown STV reviewed its requirements and Lawo Rental department sent a console to Glasgow for evaluation by STV engineers. With the help of Pre-Sales Engineer Frank Mosch, Lawo provided remote evaluation and training for STV’s team to familiarize themselves with the new implementations.
In December 2020, Lawo announced an update to the popular A__UHD Core DSP processing platform. This update enabled STV to benefit from IP signal and distribution, and a reduced rack footprint .
“We wanted to spend as much time with the Lawo equipment as possible before implementation to better understand how the new AoIP workflows work and implement with other systems”, says Sam Dornan, Channels Operations Manager of STV Central. “We had this project scheduled to finalize in early June, when the STV control room was planned to be ready for production when unexpectantly Sam got in touch and explained the situation”, recalls Devin Workman, Lawo’s Director Audio Sales, UK and Ireland.