HHB Communications has supplied OB provider NEP Visions with 26 Wohler AMP1-16-M audio monitoring units (AMU) for the London 2012 Olympics, as well as the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and Premier League football.
Following their inaugural appearance in flyaway systems at Wimbledon to broadcast matches for ESPN in America, the AMP1-16-M AMUs were installed into two triple expander HD OB vehicles to cover the London 2012 Olympics for US broadcaster NBC prior to moving on to Sky’s coverage of the next season’s Premier League football.
The AMP1-16-M AMUs are designed to allow NEP Visions engineers to select, monitor and metre up to 16 channels of embedded audio from either of two 3G/HD/SD-SDI streams. With a stereo analogue output on XLRs, adjustable volume and balance controls, the AMP1-16-M offers level metering and phase on two 2.4-inch LED backlit displays. Furthermore, configurations can be created, saved and recalled via Ethernet and copied between units via USB.
NEP Visions head of sound Paul Fournier explained why he selected the AMP1-16-M monitors for these applications: “Operationally, the AMP1-16-M is very easy to use and the SDI inputs help us reduce the cabling that we would normally need for monitoring 16 channels of audio. We have always found Wohler to make very reliable products and we plan on ordering many more of these units for new trucks that we will build in the future. HHB supplied the monitors quickly and efficiently and were very accommodating along the way. They are my go-to supplier for professional audio products.”
HHB manager, Broadcast & SI Sales, Nikki Kalsi added: “The new Wohler AMP1-16-M is a versatile product with a multitude of features at a very competitive price. It is perfect for OB environments where embedded multi-channel audio is becoming more common place. We have developed a strong and enjoyable working relationship with Paul and the NEP team over many years and look forward to continuing that in the future.”Article continues below
NEP Visions has been one of the world’s leading Outside Broadcast providers for over 25 years. Serving as a host broadcaster for The Royal Wedding in 2011, to providing HD flyaway systems in Kazakhstan, the comapny covers major events across the globe and specialises in the latest technological solutions coupled with experienced delivery crews and project management available for use anywhere around the world.
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