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Gearhouse Broadcast was used by seven major multinational broadcasters to supply both project solutions and equipment at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Gearhouse Broadcast’s Project Solutions built and installed the Technical Operation Centres on behalf of HBS at each of the ten stadiums as well as
designing and installing a very large 1200 m2 facility for ESPN.

The ESPN facility was made up of three production galleries each with its own audio mixer, a central logging and Ingest area, an on-air EVS area, Avid edit suites, a transmission area and a remote large studio overlooking Soccer City. There was also a large central production office with various audio, video and communications facilities installed on desks as required. The whole facility was virtually tapeless with a central EVS server for Ingest and logging which is connected to an Avid Unity server to allow transfer of files between Avid's, Ingest and on-air EVS machines. The facility also had three Lawo MC56 audio desks connected together via four cores that allow total flexibility between all the control rooms for transfer of audio signals for the various 5.1 mixes being done.

The whole facility was virtually tapeless with a central EVS server for Ingest and logging which is connected to an Avid Unity server to allow transfer of files between Avid's, Ingest and on-air EVS machines. The facility also had three Lawo MC56 audio desks connected together via four cores that allow total flexibility between all the control rooms for transfer of audio signals for the various 5.1 mixes being done.

The communications with Bristol and all the remote sites in South Africa was handled by a large Telex Adam system with 270 ports which include 64 RVON ports.