Stage Tec Goes IP @ NAB



Las Vegas, NV, April 2019: The Berlin-based manufacturer Stage Tec will be presenting IP-based products and applications for broadcast, theatre, and live sound applications at NAB in Las Vegas (N5927).

IP-based mixing console AVATUS

AVATUS is a highlight at the Stage Tec booth in Las Vegas with many new functions. The fully IP-based console has a completely new and intuitive operating concept. The clearly structured user interface simplifies operation without sacrificing functionality. AVATUS relies on color coding for control elements such as encoders and faders as well as user guidance without deep hierarchies. Two 21-inch FHD multi-touch screens per fader module provide the flexible user interface, a rigid central unit is no longer necessary. For the official market launch in June, AVATUS will be available in sizes between 12 and 96 faders and in various hardware versions. Removable PoE-powered metering screens underline the modularity of the AVATUS system and enable optimal adaptation to every conceivable application.

The compact audio mixing console CRESCENDO

In Las Vegas, Stage Tec will present CRESCENDO, a compact multifunctional talent for broadcast, theatre and live. The latest feature is Waves integration. Users can then connect the Waves plugins directly to the scene automation. Further features CRESCENDO offers are the timecode trigger in scene automation, the extension of the equalizer to eight bands and parallel compression.

NEXUS Audio Network and Router

NEXUS, the Stage Tec audio network, offers interfaces to all standards and also covers the current IP formats with the latest RIF67 and XFIP boards. These NEXUS components will also be presented in Las Vegas.

In March, there was a test event organized by the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) in Houston, Texas, in which Stage Tec participated with the XFIP/RIF67 product. JT-NM promotes the development of interoperable IP technologies for professional media through standardized test procedures. JT-NM is supported by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Video Services Forum (VSF). For Stage Tec, the participation of the XFIP/RIF67 product in the ST2110-30 and ST2022-7 test procedures was a complete success. At the beginning of April at NAB, Stage Tec will receive the "JT-NM Tested" label.

NEXUS offers two interfaces for AoIP connections: RIF67 for 6-RU systems and XFIP for 3-RU systems. Both boards are based on DirectOut's AES67.IO module and support the AES67/Ravenna protocol. They also comply with ST 2110-30 and 2022-7 standards, which support interoperability in audio networks.

On the control side, NEXUS also offers an Ember+ gateway via the NEXUS XACI board in addition to an in-house system.

The NEXUS XDIP board has been available for Dante AoIP networks since 2012. In Las Vegas, a new firmware for XDIP will be introduced, which enables the Yamaha consoles of the CL/QI series to be connected to NEXUS via the RIO protocol.

About Stage Tec

Stage Tec Entwicklungsgesellschaft für professionelle Audiotechnik GmbH (Research and Development Company for professional audio technology), based in Berlin, Germany, specializes in the development and manufacture of innovative audio equipment. Stage Tec has an international reputation as one of the leading pioneers in the transition from analog to digital audio technology. NEXUS® won the Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award in 2010 as “the finest, most versatile audio routing system available today”. Key products include the AURUS® direct access console (2002), the compact AURATUS® (2006) and CRESCENDO (2009) consoles for broadcast and theatre, and the ON AIR flex broadcast mixer (2014). The AVATUS IP-based console will be launched in 2019 and picks up on the trend towards IP networking in the audio industry.