Lugano, Switzerland (March 24, 2004)–The OnAir 5000 is the largest in Studer’s range of radio consoles, and Radio Svizzera Italiana–part of Swiss Public Broadcaster SRG–has recently installed one of the largest OnAir 5000 systems to date in its Lugano studios.
The system comprises a master control room with a Studer Route 5000 switcher and five on-air/production studios with OnAir 5000 consoles, as well as a single Studer Vista 7 digital production console for post-production. The broadcaster operates three networks using Studer DigiMedia playout systems, while a remote news studio for parliamentary reports uses a Studer 928 analog console.
According to Andrea Lurati, Radio Svizzera Italiana’s engineering and technical support manager, the primary requirement for an on-air mixer and router system was reliability. “This is the highest priority,” he said. “No interruptions; no emergencies. Studer has excellent references from our partners in SSR-SRG who have used Studer routers for many years with no problems.”
Lurati further cited the excellent ergonomics of the OnAir 5000 control surface as another major factor. “Our technicians work in many different places, so it might be three or four weeks between visits. The OnAir 5000 is so easy to operate that I can come back after three months away and quickly find every control, and you don’t need to use the same button for many different functions.”
Lurati wrapped up his thoughts by adding, “We know Studer very well; we have always received very good service over the past 15 years. So we know that we are in good hands with their mixers.”
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