A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

France 24 Upgrades With Trio Of Vista 5s

International news and current affairs TV station, France 24, has purchased three Studer Vista 5 consoles — all of which have been installed over the past two past months.

The Paris-based channel was launched in December 2006 to broadcast French news throughout the world in French, English and Arabic. It immediately became so successful that today it broadcasts 24 hours a days in French and English, and ten hours a day in Arabic (with Spanish due to be added shortly).

Since the complexity of multiple translations was making operation more and more difficult, France 24 decided to replace its three on-air consoles with Vista 5s, placing the order through Studer’s French distributors, Audiopole.

Jean-Philippe Blanchard, Director of the Broadcast Division at Audiopole, confirmed, “France 24 was being expected to handle more and more mix minus signals and simultaneous translations — and it was a nightmare to do that with their existing consoles.?

And so they took the decision to purchase the Vista 5s, which are installed in the three identical on-air studios, after evaluating other market-leading brands, but knew the Vistonics™ touch screen interface made the Vista 5 unbeatable for on-air operations, while the new SCore Live DSP platform would give them vastly extended capacity. The compact size of the Vista 5 presented a further compelling argument, since studio space is restricted.

Each console is identically-equipped with 12 mic inputs, 32 analog line inputs, 40 analog line outputs and 32 AES in/out. The analog line inputs are used for telephone lines coming from a Studer Call Management System (CMS) and translation booths. The AES I/O’s are used for links to the video servers.

Audiopole has enjoyed an association with France 24 extending back to the very beginning, when the company sold a talkback system. It was the subsequent sale of that CMS — the first in France — that marked the station’s first experience with the Studer brand. “They were very happy with the product and the support we gave,? Blanchard reflects.

Commenting on the latest installations, Olivier Tournedouet, France 24’s chief engineer for this project, said: “The Studer Vista 5 mixing console is easy to operate, more flexible [than the previous desks] and the ergonomics are perfectly suited to our work. It also demonstrates very good audio quality and has clearly been designed for broadcast applications.?

He added, “The Vista 5 will allow us to work with 32 simultaneous sources instead of the 24 we had before. During live operations and translations everything is under finger control, which allows us to be more reactive and responsive.”

Thunder Audio Rolls and Roars with L-ACOUSTICS
Archimedia Announces Enterprise Media Player for Any Media Professional, Regardless of Expertise
West Coast Catalyst AV Distribution Network Member Custom Plus Distributing Appoints Steven Ricks as Territory Sales Manager
HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Calrec Audio IBC2014 Product Preview, Stand 8.C58
Award-Winning Gefen Solution Distributes HDMI with USB, RS-232, IR and Audio over a Local Area Network with Option to Create Virtual Matrix Switching Solution
Christie Donates Projectors and Installation Services to San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts
NUAGE Road Tour and Nuendo Masterclass at RSPE Audio Solutions
RTI Now Shipping Next-Generation RK1+ In-Wall Keypad
Extron Introduces New USB Extender that Supports a Wide Range of Devices

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

August 2009
M T W T F S S
« Jul   Sep »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication