Buttenheim, Germany (April 12, 2005)–Japanese TV broadcaster Fuji TV has selected the digital high-end console AURUS by Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup to equip one of its recording studios in its Tokyo-based broadcasting center. The sale to the top-ten private broadcaster was agreed between the new Mediagroup distributor General Traders and Fuji TV in early 2005 and installation is scheduled to be finished soon.
Just a few weeks after having set up the partnership between General Traders and the Mediagroup, the contract marks the first sale of AURUS into the Japanese broadcast market. Other Mediagroup installations in Japan comprise venues such as the New National Theatre in Tokyo and the iMedio Centre, a business incubator for the multimedia industry.
Configured to Fuji TV’s requirements, the new AURUS will feature 40 channel strips on the control surface and a total DSP power of 168 audio channels plus 128 mix buses. A NEXUS audio network made up of 5 base devices complements the installation and provides for the huge number of 220 multiformat I/O’s including analog ports, digital AES/EBU and MADI. For maximum safety during on-air operation all components are equipped with redundant power supply units and connected via redundant fiber optics. At Fuji TV, AURUS is mainly dedicated to post production and recording but will also be in use for on-air mixing during one of the most popular music programs in Japan called Music Fair, which has been broadcast by Fuji TV weekly for 40 years.
“Since dual use for live mixing and production was intended, Fuji TV was seeking for flexible equipment that adapts to both tasks,” explained Tadayoshi Shiraishi, managing director of General Traders. “With the combination of AURUS and NEXUS we were able to close the gap between these two different applications and offer a perfect solution.”
Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup