Rwanda’s Authentic Church is a religious community, with its Kigali- based Radio O broadcasting services to regional listeners. To manage this successfully, Radio O implemented Lawo’s Relay solution with help from distributor Mediacity. Though the group operates out of a 5000-person capacity place of worship, it lacks a central equipment room. To circumvent this, Radio O installed Lawo Relay, a virtual radio mixer. This way, the station can
use its existing IT infrastructure and route signals to Lawo Relay via Ethernet. The software allows operators to broadcast an entire radio station via a single computer and even control it remotely. This project is the first of its kind in Africa and represents a trend within faith-based broadcasting. According to Radio O’s head of programming Evans Mwendwa: “The new workflows now elevate the quality of our programmes.”
ITALIAN INNOVATION Grass Valley is supplying broadcast production company NVP’s Cologno- based Innovation Hub with an AMPP SaaS platform, Orbit orchestration, Fabric IP switching, Kahuna 9600 production switch, Kaleido-IP multiviewer and Audio Live for audio routing. Italian Grass Valley distributor Video Progetti was responsible for the entire integration process.
The Innovation Hub currently contains two studios, six dubbing rooms and OB van gateway, allowing for quick integration. NVP has plans to replicate this hub in its Rome, Naples and Messina centres to aid in remote production of sporting events. With Grass Valley’s Orbit orchestration and AMPP platform, NVP productions are scalable, flexible and cost-effective.
MEETINGS MADE SIMPLE Ross Video’s newest broadcast system, Quorum, represents an advance in meeting- control technology. Designed for legislative customers, Quorum promises an easy-to-use platform even for inexperienced operators. Quorum’s simple controls and intuitive UI minimise complexity, and it integrates with a wide range of existing equipment. With thumbnail-based camera selection, users can choose the most appealing angles from up to three concurrent shots, and incorporate high-quality graphics and overlays to enhance presentations. Quorum also includes built-in security to adhere to corporate IT policies, granting access only to authorised users.
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