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SRB Consulting And Design Hits The Road With New Allen & Heath-Equipped Mobile Broadcast Trailer

Avantis console and GX4816 expander are key audio components in design of El Paso, TX-based AVL firm's top-tier streaming remote rig.
The Allen & Heath Avantis console in the control room of SRB Consulting and Design’s new mobile production and streaming facility.

El Paso, TX-based SRB Consulting and Design, a provider of AVL system design, sales, training, event production, rentals and structured cabling installs, is now offering top-tier live remote video production and streaming via a new, custom 30-foot trailer that’s complete with a control room utilizing an Allen & Heath Avantis console and GX4816 expander.

“We went with the Avantis console for this trailer due to its ease of use, small form factor, and sound quality,” notes Scott Brown, Owner, SRB Consulting and Design. “It’s truly amazing what this console is capable of.”

Brown selected the 48 input/16 output GX4816 portable GX expander to provide high I/O count capabilities for the broadcast team. The GX4816 connects via a single Cat5e cable to an SLink socket on an SQ, Avantis or AHM-64, or to a gigaACE audio network card on a dLive system, helping to open up a wider range of possibilities for future system expansions and configurations.

In addition to the Avantis and GX expander, the trailer’s audio kit includes KRK monitors, Sennheiser evolution wireless G4 and e 914 microphones, and SoundTools SuperCAT reels and tails. Video is covered by a Blackmagic Design ATEM 4, ATEM 1 surface, an Ursa Mini pair, two JVC HM750 and an enviable collection of high-end video monitors. A combination of a UniFi OS console, port switch and access points pair up with a MicroTik PTP microwave to carry the production output to the masses.

“We’ve seen quite an amazing uptick in creative applications for Avantis out the field this past year,” says Jeff Hawley, Allen & Heath USA Marketing Director. “It is quite a testament to the Continuity UI and overall workflow design approach that the R&D team took with Avantis as we see it just as comfy going to work in a club or festival as it is in a complex live stream or broadcast-centric role. Kudos to Scott and the SRB team for designing such a hip system — we’ll make sure to tune in to catch the show and see how it’s going.”

“All of our audio team loves using the Allen & Heath gear, especially Avantis and our fleet of SQ-5 we deploy on different events,” Brown concludes. “We plan to purchase more Avantis consoles to add to our inventory real soon.”

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