Reuters America Goes Digital with Yamaha

Buena Park, CA (January 19, 2007) -- Two years ago, Reuters America's Washington, D.C. Studio A converted its video production to digital, based around a Ross Synergy MD Series production switcher. It was only a matter of time before the company would address the audio portion of the operations, and when they did, central to the changeover was the console choice.
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Buena Park, CA (January 19, 2007) -- Two years ago, Reuters America's Washington, D.C. Studio A converted its video production to digital, based around a Ross Synergy MD Series production switcher. It was only a matter of time before the company would address the audio portion of the operations, and when they did, central to the changeover was the console choice.

Reuters' Studio A produces a variety of news shows and news magazine shows, such as: Hispanics Today, WNET's (PBS) Religion and Ethics News Weekly, Democracy Now, and Viewpoint with James Zogby on Abu Dhabi Television. In addition, the company does government work for Homeland Security.

"There was nothing really wrong with the console we had, but a number of issues had built up over the years of analog operation," states Keith Allen, television maintenance engineer. "We needed more inputs, all the processing was outside the console, and generally we wanted to gain the flexibility that a digital console would give us."

"The choice of the Yamaha DM2000 came through the suggestion of contract audio engineers who work frequently in Studio A," Allen continues. "I asked two of them to explore digital console options at the NAB (National Association of Broadcaster's) Expo. I really respect their opinions, since they've been mixing audio as long as I've been working the video end. Their basic opinion was that the Yamaha console was proven, had been around, and was really solidly built. These were the guys who would be using the console. So based on their recommendation, we chose the DM2000."

One of Reuters' freelance engineers, George Toman said, "The best thing about the DM2000 is the ease that it can be programmed to fit any application." Toman was one of Reuters' consultants on the purchase of the console. "There isn't another digital console out there in this price range that can compare with the power, quality and reliability of the DM2000."

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