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NEWS > Three D Radio go live with Lawo


Adelaide, Feb 2013 – In June 2012 Professional Audio Technology delivered, configured and commissioned a LAWO on-air broadcasting system for broadcaster Three D Radio from Adelaide. Last week the station went live to air with their two new LAWO studios and their LAWO crystal MCR frame.

When purchasing the system, the volunteers at Three D Radio insisted that they wanted to configure the system themselves and preferred to have in-depth training, rather than having the system completely configured to their specifications. Happily obliging that request, Professional Audio Technology completed base configurations for the 2 x crystal consoles and a simple configuration for the MCR frame. Then three technically savvy volunteers undertook a three-day in depth training course at PAT’s premises in Sydney before the consoles were shipped to Adelaide.
Moving into new purpose-built premises, it was time to upgrade the On-Air technology in line with the new studios. Chaired by the independent technologist Glen Donhardt, the technical committee of Three D Radio assessed various broadcast technologies supported in Australia. The decision to procure LAWO’s crystal technology was based on functionality, support and Three D’s budget. Mr. Donhardt commented, “The station sounds fantastic, an un-expected immediate improvement in sound quality, being an added bonus. Phase one of the refresh being a like for like functional replacement of aging analogue broadcast desks, with a second phase leveraging the LAWO technology that will allow the station to further expand it’s capability as a community broadcaster. Our selection process identified LAWO as the correct choice for Three D Radio, our smooth transition to going live on February 3rd, validates the decision to go with LAWO. PAT’s after sales services and support was outstanding, a true partnership rather than just a supplier…”
Three D Radio’s Robert Ayliffe commented on the new purchase “We have used our move as an opportunity to future proof, as far as practically possible, our station.  The LAWO equipment was chosen after a lot of research as being the most suited to meet our needs now and into the future.”
Three D Radio Board Chairman James Murphy praised the collaboration between LAWO and Three D volunteers “The LAWO technology has taken our community radio station to the next level. As a community station, we rely upon the hard work of our volunteers and the generosity and faith of corporate entities like LAWO. The training provided to three of our volunteers, David Corkill, Ian Moore and ‘Charley’ Mark Farley by LAWO was outstanding, and will continue to serve us well into the future.”
Professional Audio Technology’s Patrick Salloch congratulated Three D Radio “…this is such a great story to tell! A community broadcaster building a cutting edge LAWO facility with very little outside assistance. It is testament to the capabilities of the technical volunteers at Three D Radio and the ease of use of LAWO’s technology. I am looking forward to seeing the new facility and of course hearing it!”