Issy Les Moulineaux, France (May 22, 2015)—TV network France 24, located in Issy les Moulineaux outside of Paris, recently upgraded its audio system with five Harman Studer Vista 5 digital mixing consoles.
An international news and current affairs network for three independent televisions channels, France 24 required a fully integrated, networked audio system that allows operators to share information throughout the system. French distributor Audiopole installed a total of five Studer Vista 5 digital consoles, with a console located in each of five different studios.
France 24 also has a 6-fader, 12-channel Studer OnAir 1500 console that is being used in a small television studio for basic interview functions. It features integrated USB playback add recording functionality, along with full channel processing that includes 4-band EQ, compressor, limiter, expander, gate and de-esser.
Each Studer console is connected via CAT5 to a SCore Live DSP engine and D21m integrated I/O system. Providing additional backup, each Vista 5 console is supported with a Studer Vista Compact Remote Bay, connected to an SCore Live engine via CAT5. “In order to secure each console as a redundant surface while still keeping all sources/destinations of the process rack, the Compact Remote Bays are valuable,” said Olivier Tournedouet of France 24. “They help us accomplish all this without losing any resources.”
All consoles and components are connected via Studer’s RELINK Resource Linking I/O Sharing System, which links together Studer consoles in various locations to allow audio source and control data sharing across a wide network. A Studer Route 6000 routing and signal processing system enables the console operators at France 24 to directly access all shared sources via each Vista 5 screen display.