CAMBRIDGE, UK — NBC Olympics has purchased multiple Cedar DNS 8 Live dialogue noise suppressors for use at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Responsible for providing the audio and video feeds for NBC Universal (including the NBC broadcast network, Spanish language network Telemundo, and many of the company's cable networks) NBC Olympics has installed the units at its International Broadcast Center.
Cedar Audio USA’s (www.cedaraudio.com) Dennis Gaines is now working in Sochi with NBC Olympics to install and test the broadcast systems.
"[Monday] was the first time the engineers got to use the DNS 8 Live in a real situation,” he notes. “They have it inserted on a buss and in continuous learn mode. The engineers were floored! It removed the noise, reduced echo in the room and allowed them to get three to four more dB before feedback..."
With more than 1,500 hours of broadcasts spread across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, the USA Network and NBCOlympics.com, the Sochi Olympics will receive the greatest amount of US coverage in Winter Games history.
The DNS 8 Live dialogue noise suppressor offers eight independent channels of noise suppression using a new algorithm. It offers a standard 4-pin 12V DC input for use where main power is unavailable or unreliable, and a Web-based remote control interface for standard browsers running on laptops, iPads and other devices.