Las Vegas, NV (December 10, 2014)—Las Vegas-based 3G Productions, Inc. uses routing technology from Germany’s Salzbrenner Stage Tec Mediagroup for its broadcast productions.
“Our Nexus router resides in two TV studios,” explains Keith Conrad, 3G’s director of marketing/controller. “We have one in the USA and the other in Europe. The Nexus system also travels around the world for shows done in all types of remote locations, such as stadiums or trade shows.
“The router that we’re using for our live show applications has a Nexus Star at the center of the system, which includes a dual matrix for routing inputs to outputs. Our system is equipped with three of Stage Tec’s RFOC optical interface cards. These connect to multiple base devices that are located at FOH, stage and remote areas where the talent is located. We use all types of audio transport to get signals in and out of the Nexus. These include analog, AES digital, Dante and MADI.”
Conrad continues, “Our router is currently being used primarily as the front end for broadcast events. We use the Nexus router so that we can collect all of the analog and digital inputs from all over the broadcast and be able to route those signals quickly and efficiently to all of the various locations of the production—from the audio control room to FOH and monitors. We’re also tying the router into our communications systems to seamlessly route communications to different areas of the production. By taking this approach, we don’t have to run separate cables and make hard patches.”
Salzbrenner Stage Tec Mediagroup