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Smart AV Elite Series

Smart AV will present its range of Smart Consoles, the Elite Series, for the first time to the U.S. broadcast industry at NAB 2005 (Booth #N3135). Smart AV has created a new breed of console that sets a new standard of ergonomic efficiency associated with mixing and editing large numbers of channels. The technology will appeal to broadcasters, recording studios, film-dubbing stages, post-production environments, and those involved with live sound.

Elite Series consoles are available in 48-, 72-, and 96-channel variants. The design features a physical arc that spans the console within easy reach of the operator. Fitted with touch sensors, it allows easy and intuitive access to any channel.

With one touch, as many as 800 previously out-of-reach controls are placed within the operator’s reach. The handwritten channel descriptions are electronically transferred to the strips in front of the operator. Ergonomic studies reveal that the ARC design delivers fivefold improvement in ergonomic efficiency.

The Smart Console can be configured via an open protocol over Ethernet with a growing range of signal processing engines.

At NAB 2005 Smart AV will demonstrate a 96-channel E96 console with a Logic Pro 7™ system from Apple and a 48-channel E48 console with the Pyramix Virtual Studio™ from Merging Technology. Other engines that can be interfaced include the VADIS System™ from KLOTZ DIGITAL, the DME64N™ and DME24N™ from Yamaha, and Series 5 engines from SADiE including the PCM-H64.

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