The AV and IT teams did a little grunt work today getting 1 of 3 of GCC's new digital Studer Vista 8 audio consoles in position ... they are much heavier than they look!
I can't tell ya the deal our guys got for these puppies, but let's just say God was all over it ;-)
I'd never heard of Studer before, but check out some of the big names running these consoles.
1 console goes to front of house, 1 to monitor world backstage, and 1 to our new recording studio ... where we'll finally be able to have a separate mix for the streaming web services.
What I find interesting is that these boards run Windows 2000 ... yup, Win2k. So yet another piece of mission critical AV gear running Windows ... along with our Vista Spyder (Windows XP), and iDDR's (Windows XP). This really helps prove a point that Windows really is a solid OS ... it's the junk people load on Windows that usually causes the issues ... but that's a different topic.
Next up Adam's team will start running lots of new cables and fiber all over the place to connect this gear up ... and IT benefits by being able to get some new cable/fiber runs pulled in the process :-)