Studer’s digital radio console has been further developed with the release of the OnAir 3000Net. An option to the OnAir 3000, this migrates the desk from a stand-alone operation to an open and networked part in the overall infrastructure of a broadcast center.
By interconnecting several Studer SCores, control- and audio-wise, the local and decentralized audio resources in each Score, whether sources or output buses, can be shared by the other SCores in the network. A user working on SCore A can access the microphone that is physically in another location and, if connected to SCore B, route it on a fader on his desk surface and use it as if it was connected virtually to his SCore. The user can then control the mic gain in the other SCore remotely and, if the fader is open the loudspeakers in the remote location will be dimmed or cut and the red light will go on.
All interconnected audio sources are visible in the input routing page on the OnAir 3000Net user GUI and can be patched to faders in the same way as local sources, making operation easy. Routings, including remote sources from other SCores, can be stored and recalled with snapshots as usual.
Installs of the OnAir 3000Net are already scheduled for SRG SSR idée suisse in Switzerland. There will be a total of eight OnAir 3000Net units deployed in Zurich.
Existing OnAir 3000 consoles are upgradeable to the OnAir 3000Net version, and require a software update and a small hardware change.