Shanghai, China (October 22, 2009)–Chinese broadcasters Shanghai Radio and Guizhou TV have purchased Studer Vista series digital broadcast consoles.
ACE International, Studer’s Chinese and Hong Kong distributor, has had a long relationship with Shanghai Radio, meeting its live broadcasting, recording and production needs. Requiring a console for outside broadcasts, Shanghai Radio has now added a Vista 5 SR to their fleet of mixing desks.
Sunny Li, from ACE’s Pro Audio Dept, confirms that Shanghai Radio first evaluated several different consoles before making their decision. “Finally, they concluded that the powerful functionality and flexible configuration of the desk best suited their purpose.”
The 32-fader Vista 5 SR digital mixer, with integrated digital routing matrix, is configured with two remote I/O boxes (using MADI connection), around 72 Mic and 48 line inputs, 56 line outputs, 40 channel AES/EBU I/O and redundant power supply. The new console will cover a range of shows and events.
Having also used a Vista 8 over a long period, Shangai Radio was already comfortable with the Studer topology and operational functionality. “With the Vista 5 SR they will be able to maintain workflow with their other Vista desks, exchanging signals directly through MADI and using the new RELINK technology to communicate with other consoles,” Li explains.
At the same time, ACE reports that Guizhou TV has also recently purchased a Studer Vista 8 and there has been a flurry of interest in OnAir 3000 consoles, with recent sales registered to Heilongjiang Radio, China, Zhejiang Radio, China, Guangxi Radio, China, Inner Mongolia Radio, China and Hangzouu Culture & Broadcast, China, among others.
Li says it is no surprise that Studer products are proving so popular. “The most important considerations for radio and TV station broadcasting is always the reliability aspect. The Studer OnAir series meets this requirement, and furthermore offers easy operation, expandability and flexibility.”