08.20.2009 09:54 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Euphonix builds on existing broadcast client base
Euphonix clients worldwide are continuing to install additional broadcast consoles or make major upgrades to their existing studios.
Public broadcaster NHK in Japan has installed two Euphonix digital audio mixing systems, bringing its count to seven. NHK opted for the Euphonix S5 Fusion for post production and broadcast in its Osaka and Nagoya facilities. Prior to these installations, NHK had four Euphonix System 5 consoles in its Tokyo facility as well as a System 5-B-equipped OB truck based out of New York City.
In France, sports multimedia platform Eurosport has added its third Euphonix desk, a MaxAir console for its HD studio in Paris.
Meanwhile, KNBC Los Angeles completed a major upgrade to its Euphonix digital mixing system that included the integration of Ross Overdrive for automated broadcast control. The station’s Euphonix System 5 digital audio mixing system, originally installed in 2002, was upgraded with new software to convert the console from a System 5 to a System 5-B. Next, a second DF66 SuperCore engine was added for additional DSP horsepower, system functionality and reliability, including a changeover option for 100 percent redundancy of DSP core, router and MADI I/O.
Also in Los Angeles, Sunset Bronson Studios recently renovated and upgraded its two Euphonix-based studios. Home to the syndicated TV show “Judge Judy,” Sunset Bronson transformed Stage 6 into a complete HD production facility and upgraded its two Euphonix MaxAir consoles with DF66 SuperCore engines, creating 100 percent broadcast redundancy, additional channels and greater DSP processing.
The Denver-based Mobile Television Group upgraded six of its 13 Euphonix-equipped OB trucks with new versions of 3.0 broadcast software and system computers.
Euphonix’s line of broadcast products is built for operational flexibility and visual feedback. The System 5-B features eight knobs per channel and TFT displays, while the MaxAir, the System 5-B’s broadcast brother, offers a more compact control surface with four knobs per channel and a central touch-screen interface. The new lightweight, compact DF66 DSP SuperCore is the signal-processing engine and router for both, offering100 percent redundancy and abundant DSP horsepower.