EMG UK flexes with Calrec for its Stratford Remote Operations Centre
Expanding on its 30-year relationship with Calrec to satisfy its complex audio needs, OB and technical services provider EMG UK has turned to the company to equip its latest Remote Operations Centre (ROC) in Stratford, London. The installation means that EMG UK continues to use Calrec equipment in all of its UK-based outside broadcast work.
The Stratford ROC project was born as a fully remote extension to the four current EMG UK ROCs that are located in High Wycombe. The Stratford ROC offers full UHD, HDR and Dolby Atmos remote production for BT Sports’ Premier League football matches.
The Stratford ROC is designed with 8K in mind, so EMG opted for 12G for the video infrastructure. For the audio, it installed a 56-fader Artemis alongside an IP-native Type R. The Type R offers a small format console for music playback operations. Calrec’s Hydra 2 networking technology has also been installed alongside a Calrec AoIP Gateway. This ensures SMPTE 2110 is in place for the Type R sub mix console, but also has an eye on future connectivity. EMG UK is also using a Calrec RP1, the company’s compact remote production unit.
Simon Foster, Head of Audio Technology at EMG, said: “Calrec has a leading market position and its technology absolutely suits our complex needs, both now and looking ahead.”