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Studer By HARMAN Helps Germany’s Radio Darmstadt Upgrade and Future-Proof Its Audio Production Infrastructure

Studer OnAir 1500 Mixing Consoles Enable the German Radio Broadcaster to Upgrade an Aging Analog Infrastructure to a Cutting-Edge Dante-Based IP Network


DARMSTADT, Germany—HARMAN Professional Solutions announced that Radio Darmstadt, a commercial-free local radio station based in Darmstadt, Germany, recently upgraded its analog audio systems and switched to an AoIP (audio over IP) infrastructure based on Studer OnAir 1500 mixing consoles, Studer SCore routing and Audinate’s Dante audio networking technology. Launched in 1997, the station broadcasts a wide range of programming, including news, sports, culture, entertainment and more. In addition to the Studer OnAir 1500 consoles, Radio Darmstadt also implemented a Studer CMS Lite call management system, an mAirList playout and Dante Via, providing the studio with a cutting-edge production infrastructure that will streamline its entire production process.


“The new Studer consoles and Dante integration provides a consistent and streamlined workflow, and enables us to future-proof our network by easily integrating additional solutions as our needs evolve,” stated Günter Eisbach, Managing Director of Studio, Broadcast and Technology at Radio Darmstadt. “We have been using Dante technology in live sound and recording for several years, and it’s been a very positive experience. The new Studer consoles allow us to extend Dante integration and unify our entire workflow. We are proud to be one of the first radio stations to integrate Studer mixing consoles, I/O routing, call management systems, third-party systems and software with Dante.”


Radio Darmstadt features three studios that are designed for either live broadcasting or pre-production. Each studio is equipped with a 12-fader Studer OnAir 1500 mixing console surface with Studer NANO SCORE DSP and I/O Engines. The mAirList playout system and DAW (digital audio workstation) are already integrated via Dante networking. The entire system drastically reduces the amount of audio cabling required, with control (CAB, CMS, GPIO) and data running on a minimum number of CAT7 network lines. The system also provides efficient integration options for running general-purpose I/O, such as CD players and signal lights, and makes it efficient to transfer media to other applications and studios. Finally, the CAB interface was easily integrated and customized in cooperation with mAirList for running the playout automation.


Radio Darmstadt also switched from an ISDN telephone system to a VoIP-based solution, which meant the old telephone hybrids had to be replaced by an IP-based solution as well. The Studer engineering team managed the transition and integrated the Studer CMS Lite call management system by running audio over IP. The new system uses only one Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) in the CMS Lite Server System for all audio lines. Studer engineering also provided training for 120 volunteer journalists at Radio Darmstadt, which allowed them to feel comfortable operating the system almost immediately.


“The surface feels as if it were still analog,” said Eisbach. “All relevant functions are self explanatory and pleasing. I didn’t know that digital could be so easy.”


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Prestigious Hungary National Theatre Continues to Rely on Studer by HARMAN for Inspired Live Performances

Long history of Studer’s flexibility, reliability and support are key features for theatre’s selection of Vista 5 M3 compact digital console

BUDAPEST, Hungary—In its quest to deliver the best live production possible, the Hungarian National Theatre has selected the Studer by HARMAN Vista 5 M3 compact digital mixer for its reliability, intuitive operation and amazing sound quality. A showcase of Hungarian artists and musicians, the National Theatre presents a demanding schedule of traditional theatre classics, contemporary plays, music performances and spoken word adaptations of Hungarian literature. The theatre features a 615-seat auditorium with a real moving stage that can be raised at 72 different points, making it unique in Europe.

“When the National Theatre opened in 2001, we had a Studer D950 digital mixing desk. At that time, it was one of the biggest configurations of that type of console and it worked great for us,” said Viktor M Szabo, Chief Sound Engineer for the Hungary National Theatre. “After 14 years of great operation, we decided to stick with Studer and we upgraded to the Vista 5 M3 digital console.”

Hungarian distributor Audio Partner Ltd. delivered the console in early 2015 and the National Theatre was up and running with their new 42-fader, Vista 5 M3 by August. Along with the console, a TFT Meter Bridge, Studer Compact Remote and five Studer Compact Stagebox units finished out the installation.

“Our productions usually cover close to 50 channels and we use a lot of wireless systems as well as direct microphones and audio inputs,” said Szabo. “The Meter Bridge is an excellent tool for us. The waveform drawing is a huge help in filtering out clip-on mic handling noise and crackling sounds, as well as being able to troubleshoot across all ports very quickly.”

The Vista 5 M3 is a highly flexible, compact digital mixer with a user-friendly control surface that will find favor among users in broadcast production, live sound and performance venues. The console is available in 22, 32 and 42-fader versions. The 32-fader desk consists of 20 channel strips, optimized for input channel operation and 12 additional versatile strips for operating input or output channels. By using the standard Vistonics screen rotary controls, up to 52 outputs are under immediate control. A total of up to 240 channels can be accessed from the desk and laid out in any order, with the Vistonics system giving instant control over all related channel functions. DSP power and I/O are specified by the customer. The total I/O capacity, comprising various cards including mic/line, ADAT, TDIF, AES/EBU, SDI and MADI may exceed 1,700 inputs and outputs. 

“We’re very happy with our Vista 5 M3 console. It’s easy to use, it sounds great and, with excellent product reliability and great customer support, Studer can’t be beat,” said Szabo. “From drama productions to bands and orchestras, to galas and large external events, we host a diverse range of productions and the Vista 5 M3 always delivers a great performance.”

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April 14, 2016

HARMAN Professional Solutions Joins Industry Leaders for Pre-NAB 2016 Events

In its continuing partnerships with Sports Video Group and Media Network Alliance, HARMAN joins the discussion on evolving broadcast industry

LAS VEGAS—HARMAN Professional Solutions is pleased to join the discussion on innovation and support for new platforms and protocols in the broadcast industry. As part of its commitment to further broadcast technologies, HARMAN is a proud partner of professional organizations like Sports Video Group (SVG) and Media Network Alliance.

HARMAN is sponsoring two events prior to the NAB Show 2016. Studer by HARMAN and JBL by HARMAN are supporting DTV Audio Group on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 1–6 p.m. at the Alexis Park Hotel, 375 East Harmon Avenue in Las Vegas. Part of HARMAN’s platinum sponsorship of SVG, the event is free and open to all members of the digital television audio community. This year’s seminar will look at the accelerative effect of streamed content delivery on evolving audio production and distribution workflows. Attendees will also have a chance to experience Atmos mixing for premium television. Registration is now open.

In addition, HARMAN will take part in the Media Network Alliance quarterly meeting as a supporting member. It will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 2–6 p.m. in Room N208. The Media Networking Alliance will also be exhibiting for the first time at the NAB Show. Visit booth #N625 to view the AES67 interoperability demo and speak with the experts on the AES67 standard.

“Organizations like Sports Video Group and Media Network Alliance are important partners for us,” said Katy Templeman-Holmes, Solutions & Marketing, Broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Helping drive the conversation about broadcast technology is a key part of our mission. HARMAN Professional Solutions will continue to sponsor events like these in order to help our industry grow and adapt to ever-changing technology.”

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Experts from Studer and JBL to deliver valuable insights on production, content creation, IP migration, audio monitoring

LAS VEGAS—As the broadcast industry adapts to ever-changing technology, HARMAN Professional Solutions’ broadcast experts are able to provide complete, fully customizable systems for a variety of applications, including TV, radio and live production. At the NAB Show 2016, HARMAN will present informative sessions about the most recent trends in broadcast and the current benefits of HARMAN broadcast solutions within the shifting production environment. Seminars will take place every hour, on the hour in booth #C2923. In addition, the latest products from Studer, AKG and JBL will be on display.

“Our industry is facing enormous change in how content is being produced and how it’s being shared,” Katy Templeman-Holmes, Solutions & Marketing, Broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions said. “HARMAN Professional Solutions is pleased to play a role in driving innovation and supporting new workflows, platforms, protocols and ideas. These seminars underscore what we seek to accomplish in the marketplace every day.”

Specialists in broadcast and recording will provide various seminars on the future of broadcast technologies and the state of the industry. Seminars include:

Studer & AoIP | What’s Next in I/O Connectivity

Speaker: Richard Morson, Solutions Manager, Broadcast

Studer has always placed a high priority on ensuring its consoles can interface with as many suitable standards in the industry as possible. This session highlights our connectivity workflow options within the changing IP environment.

Infinity Core & D23 | The Future of Audio Processing

Speaker: Roger Heiniger, Solutions Manager, Broadcast

This discussion looks at the capabilities of the Infinity Core processor and D23 I/O routing system in the production environment. From AoIP integration to facility expansion and remote sessions, we will provide an overview of how this system can streamline your workflow.

Remote Solutions | Connectivity & Control Workflows for Today’s Remote Production Facilities

Speaker: Paul Shorter, Manager, Technical Sales & Support

This session covers working in live remote productions and central control rooms, and how Studer Remote Solutions can ensure connectivity and maximize use of production time.

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Speaker: Peter Chaikin, Director, Retail Recording Solutions

Learn how JBL’s 7 Series studio monitors leverage the newest transducers and acoustic technologies, HARMAN DSP and Power Amplification to deliver detailed imaging and accuracy in a broad range of work spaces. The complete system is scalable to any size room and any number of channels, from 5.1 to immersive formats.

IP Migration: At What Cost? | A Discussion on Today’s IP Integration Challenges

Speaker: Karl Paulsen, Chief Technology Officer, Diversified

Tackling the oncoming paradigm shift from traditional SDI-video to video-over-IP is no easy task; guaranteed, It’s Going to Change Your Life. The challenges ahead for the entire technology sector of the Media and Entertainment industry are just beginning to surface. 

Determining how, when or if the move to video-over-IP is appropriate demands serious consideration. Get the whole story, learn about the myriad options available and meet the experts who can help you get there, from design through implementation, in this in-depth session.

For a complete schedule of seminar series times, please come see us in booth #C2923 or visit http://www.harmanpro.com/events/nab.

Additionally, Studer’s latest console, the Vista 1 Black Edition, will be showcased for the first time in North America. The Vista 1 Black Edition is an all-in-one compact, flexible mix system for live, broadcast and production. Offering an enriched feature set and retaining the ease of use of the groundbreaking Vista 1 digital mixing console, the Vista 1 Black Edition’s I/O can be expanded using the standard Studer D21m card slot on the rear.

The AKG K872 reference headphones are the latest flagship closed-back headphones and will be on display at NAB. These headphones—which made their debut at ProLight + Sound 2016—were designed for audio engineers and musicians who require the utmost accuracy and detail for critical recording, mixing, mastering and live sound engineering applications. Featuring custom components, including a specially engineered 53 mm transducer, ultra-light open-mesh headband, slow-retention foam ear pads and a convenient carrying case/stand, the K872 combines superior sound quality with exceptional comfort and portability. 

Also featured in the booth is the JBL 7 Series in 5.1 surround. The 7 Series studio monitors are the solution for next-generation multichannel monitoring. Both the LSR708i and the LSR705i in the booth are powered by a Crown DCi 8/300N series amplifier and controlled by a BSS Soundweb London signal processor that handles all the speaker tuning, EQ and bass management within the system. The 7 Series is available for demos throughout the show. 

In addition, the Studer Vista X will be on display in the booth. The Vista X features Studer’s Infinity Processing Engine DSP core, which uses CPU-based processors to provide control of 800 or more audio channels and 12 A-Link high-capacity fiber digital audio interfaces, providing more than 5,000 inputs and outputs.

An open house will also take place at the Soundcraft and Studer truck on April 18, 19 and 20 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. NAB attendees are encouraged to attend to see a larger portfolio offering from HARMAN Professional Solutions, including products from Studer, Soundcraft, JBL, BSS and Crown. Studer consoles include the Vista X, Vista V, Vista 1 and OnAir 1500. The truck will be located at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.   

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HARMAN Professional Solutions Partners with Industry Innovators to Showcase Broadcast Solutions

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LAS VEGAS—As a partner and collaborator, HARMAN Professional Solutions will expand its presence at NAB Show 2016 to include recording and broadcast systems in partners’ booths. In partnership with Avid, Snell Advanced Media, Next VR and ENCO Systems, HARMAN products will be on display in functional solutions for NAB attendees to experience. Visitors can also drop by the HARMAN Professional Solutions booth #C2923 to get a full schedule of seminars and see the latest products from Studer and AKG.

“As a leader in the broadcast and recording industries, HARMAN Professional Solutions is proud to have deep partnerships with other industry vanguards,” said Katy Templeman-Holmes, Solutions & Marketing, Broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “We are also thrilled to have Diversified Chief Technology Officer, Karl Paulsen, join us at NAB to lead an important seminar session on IP integration challenges.” 

Not only can HARMAN provide complete system solutions, but our products also fit seamlessly into existing systems. HARMAN Professional Solutions products will be featured in the following partner booths at NAB:

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Visit the Avid booth to experience the Audio Post Mixing pod, featuring the award-winning 32-channel Pro Tools, S6 integrated mixing console, Pro Tools | HDX system, full Dolby Atmos and JBL system with the JBL 708i and 705i speakers, demonstrating the latest in theatrical and TV mixing workflows.

Snell Advanced Media will be showing AES-67 signal interoperability with the Studer OnAir 1500 desk on its IP Infrastructure demonstration pod. AES-67 signals will be delivered from SAM routing and control infrastructure to the Studer desk as part of a live IP-based production demonstration.

The NextVR Virtual Reality demo truck will be incorporating the Studer Vista series console system to control audio source production content. With its patented technology, NextVR is the only company capable of transmitting live high-definition, three-dimensional virtual reality content over the Internet, delivering a completely immersive and life-like experience for the viewer.

ENCO is integrating a Studer OnAir 1500 with the DADtv demo in their booth. With the DADtv integrated audio solution providing full multi-channel recording and playback capabilities in broadcast productions, the Studer OnAir1500 and DADtv system can provide a complete system solution for your studio needs.

HARMAN Professional Solutions is also proud to have Diversified Chief Technology Officer, Karl Paulsen, as a presenter in its seminar series at NAB 2016. Paulsen will present a discussion on today’s IP integration challenges. His presentation, IP Migration: At What Cost?, will occur at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20 in booth #C2923. Learn more about our seminar series: http://www.harmanpro.com/events/nab.

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March 25, 2016

Studer by HARMAN Looks to Future with New, State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Pécs, Hungary

Investment positions Studer to deliver on innovative roadmap over next five years

 Pécs, Hungary—Studer by HARMAN today announced a significant investment in manufacturing and technology with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Pécs, Hungary. The custom-built plant was designed to consolidate production and streamline operations while providing the latest technologies to take Studer’s broadcast offerings to the next level.

 “We have big plans for Studer in the coming months and years, and our investment in the best manufacturing facility and technologies is just the beginning,” said David McKinney, Vice President, Hospitality CSU, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “We see a major shift in the broadcast industry on the horizon, and in order to best serve our customers in the space, we wanted to take a proactive approach to meet our product development commitments and position ourselves for growth.”

 The Pécs plant has nearly 300 employees and 335,000 square feet of manufacturing and operational space. It is outfitted for PCBA production, machine work, equipment testing, mechanical assembly capabilities and special processes. The facility also produces Soundcraft mixers and Martin lighting products in addition to Studer consoles. Future plans for the site include the addition of a complete, hands-on demo center in June.

 HARMAN Professional Solutions’ new structure has allowed Studer to build a dedicated team of experts in the broadcast space, including resources in manufacturing processes, research and development, business development, sales, marketing, service and support. It has also opened a world of new opportunities for Studer to collaborate with the company’s portfolio of brands to develop innovative new solutions.

 “We are very excited about the direction we are headed, and we are well aligned to meet and exceed our goals,” said Katy Templeman-Holmes, Director, Solutions & Marketing, Broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Studer is steeped in history, and with the collective power of HARMAN behind us, we are looking forward to offering a variety of new products and technologies as we grow and evolve with the industry.”


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