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Duna TV takes delivery of third SSL C100 HD-S console as OB market expands
State broadcaster completes digital audio mixing line-up with first OB deployment in Hungary

Duna TV takes delivery of third SSL C100 HD-S console as OB market expands

State broadcaster completes digital audio mixing line-up with first OB deployment in Hungary

Aug 10, 2009

Duna TV takes delivery of third SSL C100 HDS

OXFORD, England – Solid State Logic (SSL) today announced that a third C100 HD-S digital audio console is now operational at state broadcaster Duna Televízió (Duna TV) in Hungary.

Installed within a Sony Outside Broadcast (OB) Mercedes van, the 32 fader, 8 group digital audio broadcast console complements a 24+8 fader console for Duna TV’s News Studio and a 40+8 fader console for the Production Studio supplied in 2008. All replaced analogue consoles at least 14 years old.

“Following the installation of the first two consoles we were more convinced than ever that the C100 was the optimal choice,” says Mihály Bognár, Director of Technology at Duna Television.

Under Hungarian law, Duna TV had to follow a strict procurement procedure governing state organisations, whereby open tenders must be invited for all orders and the preferred choice submitted to Public Purchasing officials.

“We had looked at two other consoles, one with a proven interface to our Reidel fibre-based matrix intercom network, and another using a Microsoft Windows operating system,” says Bognár.

“The first turned out to be very, very expensive, while we felt that a system designed without Windows could cope better in serious circumstances – so we were very happy when the SSL C100 HD-S was approved by the purchasing authorities.”

“We have experienced no interfacing problems with our Reidel intercom system, and the training from SSL was excellent,” says Bognár. “We are really satisfied with both the equipment and the service from SSL.” Each of the C100 HD-S consoles utilize SSL’s new ‘Blackrock’ processing core that reduces the size of an associated rack enclosure to a compact 2RU, while incorporating a built-in signal routing matrix with 5.3 million crosspoints (2300 sources x 2300 destinations), 40-bit (floating point) internal audio processing resolution, and 64-bit internal data bus resolution.

“We are delighted to see that the C100 HD-S has met or exceeded both value-for-money and technical performance criteria,” says Peter Csillag of Audiomonde, SSL’s distributor in Hungary. “In particular we congratulate Duna TV’s skilled operators for making its OB debut in Hungary such a success.”

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