September 15
2017

September 15, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions Announces the New Studer CoreLink Card at IBC 2017

Revolutionary audio mixing core is first to run on COTS servers, delivering unprecedented flexibility and cost savings to broadcast studios and OB trucks

IBC (Booth 8.D60), AMSTERDAM— HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today unveiled the Studer CoreLink Card, the world’s first broadcast audio mixing core to run on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers. Featuring a standard PCIe short format, the all-new CoreLink Card removes the need for custom hardware, leveraging the processing power and hardware that already exists in many broadcast studios and outside broadcast trucks. For broadcasters faced with producing the highest quality content on limited budgets, the Studer CoreLink Card provides unprecedented flexibility, scalability and serviceability—all while dramatically reducing costs.

“As the broadcast industry approaches an era of change, budgets are getting tighter and broadcasters must find ways to do more with less,” said Katy Templeman-Holmes, Director of Solutions & Marketing for Hospitality and Broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “By taking dedicated hardware out of the equation, the Studer CoreLink Card employs the latest technology to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and pave the way for the future of our industry.”

With the new the Studer CoreLink Card, customers can select COTS servers independently, allowing them to remain consistent with the rest of their infrastructure and save time during set-up, configuration and maintenance. Since COTS servers are general in purpose and much less expensive than custom-made hardware, the Studer CoreLink Card enables broadcasters to leverage existing servers within their facilities or purchase readily available servers with the required processing power.

The CoreLink Card offers broadcasters incredible scalability as their processing needs grow. If more processing power is required, customers can simply replace a COTS server at a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire system. Furthermore, the Studer CoreLink Card is available with a flexible licensing plan that enables customers only pay for the number of channels they use, and purchase additional licenses when more channels are desired without making any changes to existing hardware.

For broadcast studios and broadcast trucks where space and weight are at a premium, the Studer CoreLink Card offers broadcasters the flexibility to choose the size of the housing server. In facilities with tight space requirements, the CoreLink Card can be placed in a compact server, resulting in massive processing power in a small form factor.

The Studer CoreLink Card is compatible with:

  • Studer Vista Infinity consoles
  • Studer Virtual Vista
  • Studer Vista
  • Studer Vista Compact Remote

June 23
2017

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June 23, 2017

Seoul Broadcasting System Latest 12G-SDI UHD OB Van Features Studer by HARMAN Vista X Mixer

OB Van passes its first test at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Competition

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) is a national South Korean television and radio network. As the only private commercial broadcaster with wide regional network affiliates to operate in the country, they were looking to add a new 4K OB Van to their broadcasting capabilities. Investing in their first 4K OB Van meant that SBS wanted to ensure they used the best equipment which is when they turned to Studer by HARMAN.

Dong Yang Digital, HARMAN’s South Korean broadcast partner, supplied the audio mixer and audio matrix with Studer’s Vista X and Infinity Core 400, delivering high quality of sound in the audio room. This is the first 12-G SDI UHD Single link production vehicle to enter the South Korean market and was built by leading German system integrator, Broadcast Solutions, in cooperation with Dong Yang Digital.

“The Vista X together with the Infinity Core offer unprecedented advantages when it comes to live mixing and big productions,” said Junho Yoon, Team Manager, Facility Operation and Management, Seoul Broadcasting System. “For instance the Vista X uses four independent processors to achieve high levels of redundancy in the control surface while CPU-based DSP makes it viable to provide two completely independent DSP cores running in parallel.”

Among its many advantages, the Vista X provides operators with the powerful VistaMix feature which ensures intelligibility and a clear, consistent sound in live, unscripted, multi-microphone events. VistaMix mirrors the capabilities of a highly skilled operator, and does so at lighting speed. It increases gain for talking mics and reduces gain for others, all while keeping the total gain at a constant level.  

The new OB Van successfully passed its first test on the production for the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating competition at Gangneung, South Korea and will contribute to the production of high-quality programs for 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games UHD relay broadcasts.

“This is a prestigious project for HARMAN Professional Solutions and our partner Dong Yang Digital,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC.”The Studer Vista X chosen by SBS for their OB Van showcases the strength of the brand and its performance standards given that there are several hundred Vista consoles in daily use within the Korean broadcasting industry. The Vista has proven to be a highly reliable console that offers optimal performance and great value to our customers.”

May 03
2017

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May 03, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions Wins NAB 2017 Best of Show Award for Studer DIOS

Innovative I/O automation software for broadcasters receives the NewBay Best of Show Award from TV Technology

Northridge, Calif. —HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced that its new Studer DIOS I/O routing software was awarded the NewBay Best of Show Award from TV Technology at the 2017 NAB Show. NewBay’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Unveiled at NAB 2017 to widespread acclaim, DIOS is the world’s first I/O routing automation software designed to manage and simplify complex routing matrices within broadcast workflows.

“The response to DIOS at NAB 2017 has been overwhelming, and we’re honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Katy Templeman-Holmes, Director of Solutions & Marketing for Hospitality and Broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “By managing and simplifying complex routing processes, DIOS will help broadcasters increase production efficiency, reduce common workflow errors and expand on-air redundancy. We’re excited to partner with industry leaders to ensure DIOS continually evolves to meet the ever-changing requirements of modern broadcast. This award reinforces our belief that we’re off to a great start.”

“The products nominated for the Best of Show program, now in its fourth year, provide an outstanding overview of new technology on the show floor and shine a spotlight on the very best,” said Eric Trabb, Vice President & Group Publisher, NewBay Broadcast & Video Group.

DIOS offers a number of key features that help broadcasters increase production efficiency and reduce workflow errors, including I/O routing management and automation, automated and redundant pathfinding, diagnostic notifications, transportation of baseband and IP data, offline configuration capabilities and more.

DIOS will be available in fall 2017. To learn more, visit our Studer DIOS product page.

April 20
2017

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Studer by HARMAN Introduces New DIOS I/O Routing Automation Software for Broadcasters

Innovative I/O automation software manages and simplifies complex routing processes to help broadcasters increase efficiency, expand redundancy and reduce common workflow errors

NAB (Booth C146, Listening Room S218LMR), LAS VEGAS—Studer by HARMAN today introduced DIOS, the first I/O routing automation software designed to manage and simplify complex routing matrices within broadcast workflows. DIOS offers a number of key features that will help broadcasters increase production efficiency and reduce workflow errors, including I/O routing management and automation, automated and redundant pathfinding, diagnostic notifications, transportation of baseband and IP data, offline configuration capabilities and more.

“I/O routing is an extremely complex and time-consuming part of the production process, and unexpected hardware failures often require urgent changes to routing equipment in an attempt to stay on the air,” said Katy Templeman-Holmes, Director of Solutions & Marketing for Hospitality and Broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “DIOS automates the entire I/O routing process, enabling broadcasters to simplify production workflows, reduce human error during configuration and daily operation, and ensure that programs stay on the air in the event of an error. Furthermore, HARMAN is working with industry leaders and technology partners to continually evolve DIOS to meet the needs of customers and ever-changing market demands.”

After input and output locations are specified, DIOS identifies pathways and automatically routes data. When errors occur, DIOS can reroute data through automated redundant pathfinding and find an alternative pathway when an I/O route is unavailable. If no pathways are available, DIOS will provide options for disconnecting inputs currently in use, so users can determine which option will have the smallest impact on the production. Furthermore, DIOS provides users with automated diagnostic notifications, including instantaneous notice of pathway limitations or hardware failures. DIOS also recalls previous routing configurations, so users can easily make changes to equipment and quickly switch between productions without having to manually reconfigure I/O pathways.

DIOS works seamlessly with IP networks, baseband networks, or both. In hybrid IP/baseband, DIOS manages the routing through the heterogenous network – an often complex network that is made up of IP and baseband components. DIOS is format agnostic, essentially acting as a translator for the various types of data routing through a multitude of products. DIOS also enables broadcasters to bring different standards and APIs together into one ecosystem and connect third-party equipment that previously operated independently. With the ability to manage all types of input and output data, DIOS is a scalable solution that can adapt as facilities grow and needs change.

As equipment capabilities are maximized, DIOS enables broadcasters to be dynamic with their workflows and consolidate hardware. By identifying all potential pathways and routing data using the most efficient route, DIOS allows broadcasters to utilize I/O pathways that were previously unavailable in a static model, opening up an entirely new world of workflow options.  

DIOS also allows broadcasters to easily repurpose equipment within their facility for other applications. With the centralization of control, users only need to make changes in one system instead of multiple systems, reducing the amount of time it takes to set up productions. The ability to build shows offline and pre-configure I/O routes in advance further decreases set up time. Plus, auto recognition of previous I/O routes enables broadcasters to make a smooth transition back to previous configurations.

Availability

DIOS will be available in fall 2017.

April 17
2017

April 17, 2017

Industry Leaders Showcase Broadcast and Production Technologies by HARMAN Professional Solutions at NAB 2017

Solutions from JBL Professional, Crown Audio, BSS Audio and Studer featured in partnership with Avid, Dolby Laboratories, DTS and All Mobile Video

NAB (Booth C146, Listening Room S218LMR), LAS VEGAS—HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced it is partnering with key industry leaders to demonstrate innovative broadcast and production solutions at NAB 2017. Avid, Dolby Laboratories, DTS and All Mobile Video will all showcase HARMAN solutions at their respective booths to provide attendees with a firsthand look at the industry’s latest broadcast and production technologies. These solutions include JBL Professional sound reinforcement systems, Crown amplifiers, BSS Audio processors and Studer mixing consoles.

“We are pleased to partner with other industry leaders at NAB 2017 to deliver the industry’s most innovative and advanced solutions for broadcast and production,” said David McKinney, Vice President of Hospitality and Broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Not only does HARMAN provide complete end-to-end systems, our solutions integrate seamlessly with other leading technologies to provide customers with greater choice, flexibility and power.”

HARMAN Professional Solutions products will be featured by the following partners at NAB 2017:

Avid
Avid delivers the most comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world. Visit the Avid booth to learn about cutting-edge audio production workflows in the Dolby Atmos format. The Avid main stage will feature a full Dolby Atmos production presentation using a complete HARMAN audio system, including JBL AM7212/00 loudspeakers for screen channels, JBL AC28/26 speakers for surround sound, JBL ASP6125 subwoofers, Crown DCi multi-channel network power amplifiers and a BSS Soundweb London BLU806 signal processor.

A second Dolby Atmos production demonstration will feature the award-winning Avid Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface, a Pro Tools | HDX system, and a full JBL audio system with JBL 7 Series master reference studio monitors, a JBL Intonato monitor management tuning system, JBL subwoofers and Crown DCi multi-channel network power amplifiers. (Booth SU902)

Dolby
Dolby Laboratories creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home and at work. Dolby Atmos delivers moving audio—sound that can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in three-dimensional space, including overhead. It brings entertainment alive all around the audience in a powerfully immersive and emotive experience.

Stop by the Dolby booth to experience the latest in audio innovation from Dolby with a full Dolby Atmos demo, featuring JBL 7 Series master reference studio monitors, JBL subwoofers and Crown DCi multi-channel network amplifiers. (Booth SU1702)

DTS
DTS is a leading provider of audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema, gaming, automotive and beyond. With its technology integrated in more than two billion devises globally, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. DTS will be conducting demos of their DTS:X immersive audio technology using an 11.1 JBL system every day of NAB between 12:00–2:00 p.m. in the Capitol Room of the Renaissance Hotel.

All Mobile Video
All Mobile Video is one of the industry’s preeminent audio/visual production companies, with a fleet of innovative mobile production trucks that are equipped with the most advanced equipment and technology on the market. Visit All Mobile Video to see Zurich, their largest and most powerful HDR and 4K production truck. Zurich is equipped with a 72-fader Studer Vista X with an Infinity core processor, built-in Lexicon processing, and three Studer compact stage boxes. The console also includes 11 MADI cards and 2 Dante cards. (Booth N302VR)

April 13
2017

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HARMAN Professional Solutions Presents the Latest Broadcast, Production and Live Sound Innovations at NAB 2017

HARMAN continues to move the industry forward with next-generation broadcast audio production solutions by Studer, JBL Professional and AKG

NAB (Booth C146, Listening Room S218LMR), LAS VEGAS—HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced it will be exhibiting the latest broadcast, production and live sound solutions by Studer, JBL Professional and AKG at the 2017 NAB show. Several products will make their NAB debut, including the recently announced Studer DIOS I/O routing automation software, Studer Glacier Series audio control surfaces and JBL 7 Series powered master reference studio monitors.

“We’re excited to share our latest broadcast innovations at the world’s largest gathering of broadcasting professionals,” said Katy Templeman-Holmes, Director of Solutions & Marketing for Hospitality and Broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “From groundbreaking I/O solutions like Studer DIOS to innovative JBL 7 Series studio monitors, we’re committed to providing broadcasters with the advanced solutions they need to create the highest quality content and meet the workflow challenges of tomorrow.”

In addition to its main booth, HARMAN Professional Solutions will also host a JBL and AKG listening room that will showcase the latest studio production technologies, including hourly live demonstrations of the JBL 7 Series.

HARMAN Main Booth (C146)

  • Studer DIOS automated I/O routing software 
  • Studer Vista X audio mixing console 
  • Studer Vista V audio mixing console 
  • Studer Vista 1 Black Edition audio mixing system 
  • Studer Infinity Core processors 
  • Studer D23m digital I/O system 
  • Studer Micro Series audio mixing system 
  • Studer Glacier Series audio control surfaces 
  • AKG Microlite microphones 

JBL and AKG Listening Room (S218LMR)

  • JBL 7 Series powered master reference studio monitors 
  • JBL Intonato monitor management tuning system 
  • JBL subwoofers 
  • AKG studio headphones 
  • AKG headsets with integrated microphones