Toronto, ON - Jan 21, 2008 - Lawo has reached agreement with CBC/Radio-Canada for the delivery and implementation of a new central audio router and control system for all CBC/Radio-Canada radio production and distribution in Montreal. The agreement covers a project that will commence in January 2008, with an intended on-air deployment by May 2008. Subsequently, the system will expand to four regional stations that will be integrated into the system by October 2008, with more stations integrating after this. The yearlong, multistage deployment is targeted for completion in December 2008.
The system is built around two Lawo Nova 73 router cores interconnected with 18 Lawo DALLIS frames for AES and analog I/O, which will be distributed throughout multiple locations of CBC/Radio-Canada's French language broadcast operations. The completed project will ultimately encompass roughly 3,000 I/Os; 400 DSP channels; and 110 stereo peak program meters (PPMs).
From June through October 2008, the initial router and control system will be expanded to include four regional stations throughout Quebec. These deployments -- occurring at a rate of approximately one station per month -- will include the smaller Lawo Nova 17 routers. Each of these compact routers will be equipped with integrated fader, gain, PPMs, and silence detectors.