NAB 2011: Lyon Video’ Newest Truck Arrives at Show with Calrec Console in Tow

Mobile production provider Lyon Video will show off its new truck, Lyon 12 at the Gerling & Associates boosts at NAB 2011. The new truck features a 64-fader Calrec Audio Artemis console, which relies on Calrec’s proprietary Bluefin 2 high-density signal processing for power and on integrated Hydra2 networking to unify inputs and outputs regardless of a source’s physical location.

“The way we see it, the core of the truck is really the audio console,” says Chad Snyder, Lyon Video account manager. “It’s the anchor that helps us earn long-term commitments from top-tier clients like ESPN, Fox Sports, and Speed. This will be a hard-working production truck for us, supporting diverse shows for diverse clients. Not only is Calrec’s Artemis the right size with the right features, it’s operator-friendly — a freelance A-1 can just sit down and get to work. We’re glad to have the opportunity to show off the truck and the console at NAB.”

Besides high-end routing and processing capacity in a truck-friendly footprint, the Calrec Artemis console is features OLED displays, touch screens, and light-emitting knobs.

Lyon-12 is a 53-foot trailer with a 49-foot expansion, designed like all the company’s vehicles to work on its own or with a b-unit. Lyon-12 will make the trip to NAB from Lyon’s Ohio headquarters then return to Gerling & Associates in Sunbury, Ohio, for final outfitting. Lyon-12 is scheduled to hit the road August, working for ESPN college football airing on ABC.

Lyon Video has added one new Calrec Audio console to its fleet in each of the last eight years. The Artemis is Lyon’s second purchase of a Calrec Apollo-family console in six months.

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