Studer OnAir 3000NetJuly 19, 2005
by --Studer’s latest digital radio console has been further developed with the release of the OnAir 3000Net. An option to the very successful OnAir 3000, this migrates the desk from a stand-alone operation to an open and networked part in the overall infrastructure of a broadcast centre.
By interconnecting several Studer Scores, control and audio wise, the local and decentralised audio resources in each Score — be they sources or output busses — can be shared by the other SCores in the network. This means that a user working on, for example, SCore A can access the microphone which is physically in another location and connected, for instance, to SCore B, route it on a fader on his desk surface and use it as if it was connected virtually to his SCore. The user can then control the mic gain in the other SCore remotely and, if the fader is opened the loudspeakers in the remote location will be dimmed or cut and the red light will go on.
All interconnected audio sources are visible in the input routing page on the OnAir 3000Net user GUI and can be patched to faders in the same way as local sources, making operation just as easy as with the standard OnAir 3000. Routings, including remote sources from other SCores, can be stored and recalled with snapshots as usual.
Installs of the OnAir 3000Net are already scheduled for SRG SSR idée suisse in Switerland.
The decision by Schweizer Radio DRS to choose Studer systems for its Zurich studios came at the end of an intensive evaluation in which the Studer SCore platform, with OnAir 3000 as the broadcast control surface, came out ahead of numerous competing systems. What ultimately tipped the balance for Studer was the unique graphical user interface of the OnAir 3000, along with a highly modular system that would adapt well to workstation design concepts and production workflows. There will be a total of eight OnAir 3000Net units deployed in Zurich.
Existing OnAir 3000 consoles are upgradeable to the OnAir 3000Net version, only requiring a software update and a small hardware change.
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