Stagetec heads to Sochi

The Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup has supplied gear to a number of installations for the 2014 Olympic Winter games.

"As in 2012 our technology will be supporting the sound reinforcement and especially the TV broadcasting of this major international event, as on many previous occasions," explains Stephan Salzbrenner, one of the Managing Directors of the Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup.

"The demand for high-quality mixing equipment and reliable audio networks is so high that we have sent a number of additional components to Sochi to extend the existing set-up temporarily."

The list of installations ranges from several of the newly constructed stadiums to OB vehicles, and even major installations for Swiss broadcaster SRG SSR.

At the Fischt Stadium, which is being used for the opening and closing ceremonies, Two Stagetec Auratus series mixing consoles, each equipped with six Nexus Base Devices are being used for TV sound, while another Auratus with a Nexus Base Device deals with sound reinforcement in the stadium.

For the downhill races, three OB vehicles from Switzerland are equipped with Stagetec’s large Aurus mixing consoles and extensive Nexus audio networks (which are also used on the slopes to transmit microphone and talkback signals to the production control rooms). Two Crescendo series mixing consoles with Nexus audio networks are also in place in two additional sound production areas for transmission of the snowboarding and freestyle skiing disciplines for Swiss SRF.

At the Laura Biathlon Center, a Delec commentary system has been installed and two Crescendo series consoles including Nexus audio networks are in use in the stadium and media centre.

In the Iceberg Skaing Palace two Auratus consoles are being used from sound reinforcement and TV audio from the stadium.

In the SwissSRG SSR National Broadcast Centre, NBC, Nexus Star and Nexus are being used for audio while two Crescendo series consoles and their Nexus audio networks are using in the sound control rooms at the NBC.

Lastly, two SRG SSR sound production areas in the Swiss House and the Swiss NBC are interconnected via Nexus.