IBC 2010: Stagetec’s Latest Console, ON AIR24 for Self-op Use
Stagetec has unveiled its latest digital mixing console at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam: The ON AIR 24 compact and intuitive radio broadcast console for self-op use.
The console itself consists of very compact fader panels with four faders each, plus a monitor panel. The ON AIR 24 can be expanded from the smallest version, with only four faders, up to a maximum of 24 faders. The modules are intended to be installed directly into the presenter’s table and can be arranged as desired around the table surface or in dedicated studio furniture.
An additional GUI-based PC software application enables the technical supervisor to prepare and support self-op use efficiently. The PC software makes many configuration options available and can even be used for full remote control. A conventional Ethernet connection or a USB cable is all that is required to link the ON AIR 24 to the PC. In a larger network with several ON AIR 24 consoles, the PC software can configure, monitor and remote control all of the attached mixers.
For the audio hardware interface side, the ON AIR 24 console is similar to other STAGETEC mixing consoles in that it is based on the Emmy-award winning NEXUS audio router. NEXUS provides the I/O interfaces and serves as host to the mixing-console processing board. Thanks to the NEXUS design, the new mixing console offers the same degree of audio quality, reliability and easy integration familiar to users of other STAGETEC products including the large AURUS, CRESCENDO, and AURATUS consoles.
The new ON AIR 24 extremely versatile. Besides being a self-op console for radio broadcasting, the ON AIR 24 also integrates easily into video Post-production suites or smaller audio production suites for television.