Cincinnati, OH (May 1, 2007)–Harris Corporation has announced the completion of a turnkey studio systems and consoles project with Americom Reno, a seven-station, medium-market radio operation in Nevada.
The complete seven-station move to a new two-floor facility was completed by Harris over a 17-day period, giving Americom Reno more on-air and production flexibility and room to grow as the station group looks toward an HD Radio broadcasting future.
Harris supplied its VistaMax Envoy studio networking and nine NetWave on-air consoles; a complete range of wiring and integration services for audio infrastructure of seven on-air studios; two production rooms and one talk studio; as well as system design, fabrication, installation and commissioning. All on-air and production studios are outfitted with Harris QuickLine II studio furniture, with its SmoothLine brand of furniture reserved for the talk studio.
“Harris handled our previous studio relocation very efficiently seven years ago, and provided excellent customer service the entire way,” said Bill Schulz, director of programming and operations, Americom Reno. “As with the last move, Harris sent engineers to the site ahead of time to analyze our needs and help us plan the move, which was under an extremely tight deadline. The professionalism they brought to this project along with the cost-effective, high-performance studio technology for a station group of our size made for another positive move-in experience.”
All 10 studios connect to a central, 64-channel Harris VistaMax Envoy studio networking system, which allows Americom Reno to share any audio source anywhere in the building, whether connected to a NetWave console in a studio or to the Envoy in the technical operations center (TOC). The 16-channel, 12-fader Harris NetWave on-air consoles can accept on-air and production sources directly from Envoy for playout to air. Harris also provided an automation system from its resale department to complement the production workflow and on-air quality of the seven stations.