Regensdorf, Switzerland (October 10, 2008)--Studer has introduced V3.0 software for the OnAir 3000 digital broadcast console, adding new functions and facilities and allowing the newly announced OnAir 2500 to share all the common operating systems of the OnAir 3000.
Also introduced with the new OnAir 2500 is a brand new motor fader module that extends the optional OnAir 3000 modules. It contains six 100mm faders, four large illuminated and configurable pushbuttons with replaceable lables and twelve illuminated small pushbuttons per channel. Two LEDs in each fader strip indicate channel overload (red) and active fader start (blue).
Eight small pushbuttons beside every fader allow immediate access to the linked subpage in the main screen of the OnAir3000 (Touch 'n Action) for interaction on channel parameters, no matter which content was shown before a button is activated. Level and gain reduction meters are shown on an OLED display on every channel. Channel label, the I/O sharing producer system name and channel process parameters are also indicated on the OLED. A touch sensitive rotary encoder with two associated pushbuttons below every display allows you to change the indicated channel parameters without losing focus on the fader strip.
Encapsulating the fundamental mechanisms of I/O sharing into a functional extension module together with the DNet Framework which can run on any Studer product is the base to integrating all Studer products in the future. OnAir consoles Route 6000 and the Vista product line will then be able to share their local inputs, outputs and S-busses.
Software V3.0 is available to all OnAir 3000 users via Studer's FTP site or on CD by request.