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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT Broadcast audio Spain’s Telefonica Broadcast Services has added a Calrec Summa console to its HD OB truck. Luis Garcia Colombo, Telefonica OB audio engineer said: “We have to be able to manage any setup our clients require and guarantee their big productions will go to air with no problems. The Summa ensures we can do it in a way that only a broadcast-grade desk can. We don’t even have to think about whether we’ll be able to handle the setup; we simply know that we can.” The Summa features 128 channels, 32 tracks, an oscillator and a huge variety of inputs and outputs. It operates with the Hydra2 networking infrastructure. Telefonica Broadcast Services produces a range of different sports, including football and basketball, as well as music events for broadcasters across Spain. Audio conversion NTP Technology will introduce major enhancements to its DAD AX32 ultra- high quality audio converter, router and monitor controller at BVE (Stand L45). Working alongside HHB Communications, exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, NTP will show the AX32 on its own and also how it can work with the Avid S6 control surface for audio post-production. “We are adding two new I/O option cards for the AX32: a dual MADI I/O module plus an eight-line AES3 (AES/EBU) I/O module with optional sample rate conversion,” details NTP Technology business development manager Jan Lykke. “It is possible to install up to eight of these cards. That means the AX32 can now provide up to 16 MADI I/O or 64 stereo AES3 I/O in addition to the built-in three MADI I/O and eight stereo AES3 I/O.” Production IT Visual effects house Absolute has outsourced the production IT requirements for its Soho office to ERA’s hosted services. Through its data centre ERA will provide PixitMedia PixStor storage, workstations, rendering and Cisco networking. It will also assume responsibility for secure and reliable connectivity and performance, providing remote access to hardware via a direct dark fibre connection. Absolute hopes that the Infrastructure 22 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 110 FEBRUARY 2016 as a Service (IaaS) deal will save it money on power consumption and space. ERA will exhibit at BVE (Stand H39) while Absolute’s managing director Dan Bennett will discuss the deal during the show in the “The Internet Protocol revolution: Is it all it’s set up to be?” seminar on Tuesday 23 February.