RTS’s new HD OB truck
Excellent sound is always at the forefront when RTS’s new HD OB truck takes to the road. The vehicle’s audio-control room looks impressive, but it is also worthy of closer scrutiny by technical aficionados. Thanks to telescopic extensions on both sides, the capacious AURUS workspace offered enough room to build a high-quality 5.1 monitoring environment, enhanced with additional acoustic elements. There was even enough space remaining to squeeze in a secondary audio workspace featuring a small console.
With 48 faders and a fully populated DSP farm, the AURUS can play with the big boys. It is supported by a NEXUS network consisting of eight fixed and four mobile Base Devices and one STAR router. In addition, the truck is one of the first to be equipped with the new DELEC oratis commentary system; one of seven installations to date in Switzerland.
Radio Télévision Suisse, RTS, is the new federation of public broadcasters, tsr television and RSR radio for the French speaking audience in Switzerland. The new truck, built by Sony Professional Solutions Europe, is a representative example of the STAGETEC installations supporting the broadcaster’s conversion to HD technology. Another AURUS, put into operation by RTS just recently, is used as a production console in one of the Geneva studio complexes. Continuing the theme, RTS acquired a CRESCENDO which has been in use since January 2010 as a production desk in the sport control room. RTS also rely on high-precision systems from Berlin for their main control room. Not only the classic audio router, but also the so-called audio shufflers — tools for converting and routing various audio formats from 5.1 to stereo and even good old mono — are based on NEXUS components.