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Harrison Playing Key Role In ASG’s New Virtual Production Control Room

Northern California-based systems integrator utilizing Mixbus VBM platform for cloud-based audio mixing capabilities.
A screenshot of the Harrison Mixbus VPM audio mixing platform.

Northern California-based systems integrator Advanced Systems Group (ASG) announced it has partnered with Harrison Consoles to provide cloud-based audio mixing capabilities via its Mixbus VBM platform for ASG’s new Virtual Production Control Room (VPCR).

Tailored for broadcast mixing applications, Mixbus VBM includes a scalable architecture with numerous mix minus feeds, multiple program output feeds, communications features, and specialized audio processing tools. Controlled via a single or dual-screen GUI, Mixbus VBM can also be configured with a scalable hardware controller solution.

Powered by Google Cloud, the VPCR remote production service is designed to allow real-time, broadcast-quality coverage of live events and other programming. It requires no on-prem services to deliver secure, cost-effective content with video switching effects, multi-channel audio, graphics, captions, and more. The system also supports videoconferencing applications with multiple live participants.

“We’ve been very excited to be a key partner with ASG on the VPCR project over the last year,” said Gary Thielman, president of Harrison Consoles. “The need for remote production solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically accelerated our development schedule into this rapidly changing market segment, and ASG’s guidance has been invaluable.”

“With Mixbus VBM, Harrison has delivered a familiar and powerful audio mixer that is ideal for almost any live production,” adds Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “Good audio is a critical component of any cloud-based workflow, and we know our customers appreciate the option of using a Harrison console. We appreciate Harrison’s support and their important contribution to our remote production solution.”

The VPCR ecosystem includes more than two dozen companies, with multiple vendor options in virtually every signal position in the control room. VPCR is available in three different subscription models, with optional engineering services or fully managed production services.


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