Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan’s new OB truck is equipped with the Lawo crystal, an IP-based broadcast production console.

Doordarshan’s IP OB truck hits the road

The Indian broadcaster’s new OB truck is equipped with a 16-fader Lawo crystal desk

Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan has installed a 16-fader Lawo crystal desk with full I/O extension in its latest New Delhi-based outside broadcast (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 the main contractor, AGIV/SatCom.

JK Chandira, additional director general of studio design, Doordarshan, explained: “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.

“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 flexibility. Being slim and easy-to-use were further key points in our decision.”

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