Studer again successful in Switzerland

February 26, 2004

Studer has recently installed three OnAir 5000 digital consoles, a Route 5000 digital routeing system and a DigiMedia playout system for Radio Rumantsch, which broadcasts to the "Rumantsch" speaking part of Switzerland from its studios in Chur. Rumantsch is one of the four official languages in Switzerland, and the station is part of SRG, the country’s public service broadcaster.

Gerd Rehm, Project Engineer at Radio Rumantsch, commented that their closeness to Studer, both in engineering philosophy and location, were not the only factors in the choice of equipment. “As we mainly produce and broadcast in DJ - technique, the comfort and operational safety of an audio system is of enormous importance” he explained “and the Router 5000 and the three OA 5000 enable us to adapt production and broadcasting to new programme structures faster and more easily than with the previous systems”.

A significant advantage of the integration of routeing and mixing facilities designed into the Studer 5000 system is that the mixer control surface can be physically smaller and thus easier to operate. As Gerd Rehm points out, “The error rate that happens during manipulation gets lower”. Another advantage is familiarity, he continued – “people who have ever worked with former Studer mixers, cope with an OA 5000 very quickly. Correspondingly, the time of retraining is short.”

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