Buttenheim, German (June 9, 2006)–Stagetec, Germany’s manufacturer of digital high-end audio equipment, has reported a new sales record for its digital flagship console, AURUS, after this year’s AES. With a total of 44 orders in the first five months of 2006, Aurus broke its own record set in 2003, when more than 30 consoles were shipped within one year.
“Considering that Aurus targets the very small market segment of large scale high-end consoles, this year’s orders establish a new record and demonstrates the unsurpassed confidence Aurus enjoys when it comes to demanding pro audio installations,” said Stephan Salzbrenner, managing director for marketing and sales of Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup. Total orders since 2003 add up to more than 100 systems with more than 75 consoles already shipped.
This year’s orders include one of Stagetec’s largest single orders ever, placed by Spanish commercial TV broadcaster Antenna 3. The Madrid based broadcasting house will take delivery of nine Aurus, ranging from large 56-fader and 48-faders models to smaller 16-fader units to be supplied over the next 30 months. The BBC swells the list of broadcasters selecting Aurus with two consoles for the newly built and HDTV-enabled Glasgow Centre. French public TV broadcaster France 2 is another new Aurus customer. A 48-fader Aurus will play a key role in its demanding news delivery operation. The world of HDTV outside broadcasting trucks is represented by Swiss tv production center z¸rich ag, Berlin based TopVision and Italian outside broadcasting specialist Euroscena. All of them have equipped their newest HDTV vehicles with Aurus and audio networked by the Nexus audio routing system.
Apart from broadcasting applications, the Sejoung Culture Centre in Seoul, South Korea, will take delivery of its new Aurus console in July and the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia is going to install a giant 80-fader Aurus. Here, the console will be installed in one of the biggest multi-purpose halls in Europe with a stage spanning 40 meters!
Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup