Engineering Service, Inc.
Canada-based Dome Productions has unveiled a new all-IP SMPTE 2110 OB mobile unit. Called Gateway, the truck is Dome’s first large scale, all IP, UHD/HDR unit and is currently being used for TSN and Rogers SportsNet on their hockey broadcasts. The deal has been managed by Calrec’s Canadian partner SC Media.
The OB vehicle features a Calrec Apollo digital audio console. The decision to go with the Calrec’s solution came down to several features. Al Karloff, Manager of Engineering Services, Dome Productions, said, “In the North American sports broadcast market, there are a few key pieces of hardware you need to have in the truck to be at the top tier productions and a Calrec console is one of them. It’s important for our clients to have the power of the Apollo’s 1020 DSP paths, as well as the double layer of faders for direct access on the control surface.”
Dome has been using Calrec consoles for 20 years and all different generations of the consoles are still active in the company’s fleet. “The Apollo was the only console that met Dome’s requirements; no other model could offer a surface with 144 faders, or the mix power of over 1,000 input channels.”
Dave Letson, Vice President of Sales at Calrec concluded, “This is a big technological step even for a hugely successful name like Dome Productions. It’s great to see the continuation of our relationships. To have our Apollo console be part of this project is fantastic and a testament to the versatility and the quality of our consoles.”
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