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Stage Tec Upgrades Swiss Parliament

Stage Tec has upgraded the parliament building in Bern, Switzerland, supplying consoles, a router and network as part of a modernization project.

Bern, Switzerland (April 4, 2020)—Stage Tec has upgraded the parliament building in Bern, Switzerland, supplying three On Air flex mixing consoles, two Nexus STAR routers and a Nexus network as part of a modernization project planned by WSDG and executed by Kilchenmann.

The three On Air flex consoles were installed in the National Council Chamber, the Council of States Chamber and in the largest committee room. The mixing consoles are used there for recording debates, sound reinforcement, multi-language operation (German, French, Italian) and for connection to the SRG (Swiss Radio and Television Corporation).

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The original National Council Chamber installation comprised an On Air 24 console and a Nexus network, which had been installed since 2011. The 2011 Nexus network has been completely replaced and now consists of eight Base Devices plus two routers located in different buildings for redundancy.

“The decision was again in favor of Nexus because operational safety and reliability are top priorities for our customer and Nexus fulfills all requirements. Uninterruptible redundancy was one of the main reasons for replacing the audio equipment. Nexus modular design is also very flexible and thanks to Logic Control, all the Parliament’s wishes could be met,” explains Thomas Jud, head of engineering at Kilchenmann.

Nexus MADI connections are used to connect remote broadcasters live or via a control room in Zurich. In addition, broadcasts from the National Council Chamber in three national languages can be followed as live streams on the Internet.

In addition to audio routing, Nexus also performs various control and monitoring tasks. For example, the programmable Logic Control software is used to activate the light rings on live microphones, to report the status of the AMX control system, and to monitor the signal path levels of third-party systems.

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