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New CDC Studio Gets Digital Broadcast Console By Solid State Logic

Agency ‘experienced excellent results’ with existing C100 console

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Communications Services (DCS) has added a production complex that enhances the CDC’s ability to react quickly to any health crisis by providing broadcast news and talk shows with state-of-the-art programming and interviews.

The CDC has acquired another C100 Digital Broadcast Console by Solid State Logi

c (SSL), a manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles, for use in the newly produced Control Room B, the company says. The new C100 joins an existing C100 in the facility’s Control Room A, SSL says.

“The primary use for the C100 HDS will be for everything from talking-head-type productions to panel discussions using call-in capabilities to produce programming and other news outlet related events,” says Russell Chamblee, facilities manager for Division of Communications Services (DCS).

“We have experienced excellent results with our existing studio equipment in Control Room A and wanted to have Control Room B mirror those capabilities,” Chamblee said. “The addition of the second C100 allows our engineering staff to operate between Control Room A and B without missing a step,” he adds.

Because of budget constraints, the Studio B complex was not built until the workload demanded greater access to production facilities to meet the needs of the CDC mission, according to the SSL. The DCS facility produces programming at 720P HD for everything from training videos for health care workers to live satellite broadcasts to all the health care workers in the United States. For that work, the audio quality needed to be top notch, with the console delivering the flexibility to handle the ever changing production needs for different presentations, the company says.