Lugano, Switzerland (February 22, 2005)–Leading Swiss radio broadcaster RSI has placed an order for a Vista 8 digital audio production console for its new UM-2 OB vehicle. The arrival of the Vista 8 will complete RSI’s station-wide showcase of Studer technology; even though it is still refurbishing studios, RSI already owns at least one of every product in Studer’s audio broadcast portfolio.
RSI is the radio division of Radiotelevisione Svizzera di lingua Italiana (RTSI) and operates Rete Uno, Rete Due and Rete Tre, the public radio stations that cover the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. By the end of 2004, all three on-air studios, an emergency on-air studio, the production on-air control room and the newsroom for these three channels were equipped with Studer equipment. The list includes Studer’s digital OnAir 5000 on-air consoles, routing and processing systems such as the Studer Route5000, and Studer DigiMedia and DigaSystem radio automation products. Also installed at RSI are a Studer Vista 7 digital production console, Studer A928 analog production mixer and three Studer on-air desks–an OnAir 2000 and two OnAir 500s.
Most recently, RSI placed an order for a Studer Vista 8, which is intended for installation in a brand new all-digital Outside Recording and Broadcasting vehicle, UM-2, currently under construction and due to start work in June 2005. “We have so many Studer products and have always been happy with them; that was the first reason for looking at the Vista console,” said Francesco Gonzato, RSI’s production and project manager of musical studio and outside productions.
New orders have also been received for an OnAir 3000 and OnAir 1000. These digital consoles are intended for RSI’s Studio 6, reserved mainly for speech-based programming and panel discussions, especially larger groups.
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