Stage Tec have announced a close collaboration with the German based specialist for digital audio connectivity and networked audio, DirectOut Technologies, to provide powerful audio-over-IP solutions.
Stage Tec continues to raise the bar with a continuous stream of product developments and innovations. This partnership aims to enable AES67 compatibility for the whole Stage Tec product range, based on the Digital Audio Routing System NEXUS, using DirectOut’s powerful and highly adaptive AES67 hardware platform.
“We are very happy, to have this cooperation with one of the early adopters of AES67. The outstanding reliability and flexibility of DirectOut products is a great reference for manufacturer independent audio and control interconnection,” comments Dr. Helmut Jahne, managing director of Stage Tec. “With the integration of the DirectOut AES67 platform, we add another audio interface to our products, further increasing our range of supported audio formats. In taking this step we ready ourselves for the future demands in the increasing number of IP based production sites. Our goal is to have our products ready for interoperability not just on the audio side, but also on the control side. Therefore, we focus on protocols like AES70, NMOS-IS04 as well as SMPTE 2110 -30/31 in the near future."
Pictured (left to right): René Harder, vice president Stage Tec; Jan Ehrlich, CEO; Claudio Becker-Foss, product development; Dr. Helmut Jahne, managing director of Stage Tec
The pioneers at Stage Tec now present AVATUS, the new mixing console concept combining ground breaking technology and a contemporary look and feel. It is a fully IP-based large mixing console with 21" multi-touch displays. AVATUS control elements and interfaces are connected through standard Ethernet. The console control surface and other elements communicate via IP networks, enabling remote production.
The interface offers flexibility, which enables customised function assignments. Stage Tec has also equipped the AVATUS mixing console concept with workflow oriented controls. For example, the touch displays provide context related functions. The colour coding of functional units allows for rapid and intuitive operation. Device view function also ensures efficient workflow; instead of switching each crosspoint separately, device lists are now utilised.
AVATUS mixing console concept configurations are context-dependent and can be set on all displays. The control surface will initially consist of just three panel types. There are no central panels, which enables multiple users to operate a console from different locations. The AVATUS mixing console concept supports multi-touch displays, which provide access to all parameters and central functions. The mixing console interface can be split, since the displays can be relocated as required.
"We have developed our AVATUS mixing console concept to meet our customers' requirements for IP-based technology, open to standard protocols. In line with their wishes, the concept is extremely flexible. Customisation of the user interface and its features has been greatly simplified, which means the console concept can be configured individually for each customer in the broadcast, theatre and live areas," commented Dr. Helmut Jahne, managing director of Stage Tec.
The AVATUS mixing console concept provides more than 800 input channels and 128 sum buses. Channel formats range from mono to 7.1. Features such as the de-esser, implemented as an audio module, loudness metering, multiband compressor, and the Stage Tec automixer are all integrated. Control surface sizes range between 12 and 96 channel strips. Inter-connectivity with other systems will be further enhanced by implementing the AES70 standard.
Contact us at Stagetec Mediagroup Australia to find out more on the benefits of these developments plus how we offer cutting edge technology combined with quality products and services.
From the prolight+sound 2017 exhibition, Stage Tec has announced some great news for users of the popular NEXUS audio network. With software release V5.28, NEXUS systems can now be upgraded to double the capacity previously possible.
By combining a greater number of base devices with the recently increased capacity of NEXUS fibre-optic lines, it is now possible to upgrade new and existing systems to create truly large-scale networks. The fibre-optic cables joining the base devices can cover large distances, turning the network into the link between rooms, buildings, and in the future, even cities.
“Many NEXUS systems are already being deployed to connect entire complexes, such as broadcast facilities and film production studios," explains Alexander Nemes, Sales Manager at Stage Tec, adding, "Scalability has been doubled yet again – sufficient for any currently conceivable network!"
NEXUS works with an internal bus system based on time division multiplexing and provides a wide range of I/O options, including IP technology. The system's functionality goes far beyond that of a pure audio router. It handles control tasks, switches external signals transparently through the network, performs DSP functions and offers many extra features.
Even the oldest legacy systems can be upgraded, and today's NEXUS is fully backwards compatible. The software release V5.28 will be available at the end of the second quarter.
For more information on NEXUS or any other products from Stagetec Mediagroup Australia, please contact us.
We have reached our first century! Stagetec Mediagroup Australia has now sold its 100th radio console in Australia. We are excited to announce that we have achieved this milestone after only being active in the Australian market for a few short years. The team here are constantly working hard to ensure that our high-end consoles, superior customisation and service prove as popular here in Australia as they are around the rest of the world!
These radio consoles include the impressive On Air flex. This is an individual broadcast mixing console with a three-part structure. On Air flex is unique in the fact that its audio processing, user interface elements and control intelligence are strictly separate components. Some of the benefits of the On Air flex include; the entire system can be controlled through a virtual user interface on a PC or tablet, it is fully integrated into Nexus and the system has intuitive operation for users with any level of experience. More
As well as having sold 100 radio consoles, there are also 180 Stagetec Nexus Base Devices (routers) with over 45,000 time-slots of audio in use around Australia. Nexus is not only simultaneously an audio network, a router, and an I/O matrix; it also offers many more valuable features, make sure you check them out.
We look forward to many more milestones in the Australian market as we work towards meeting all of our clients’ expectations in a way that only Stagtec Mediagroup Australia can. And to make sure we are best meeting your audio and broadcast needs, don’t forget to keep up-to-date on the full range of Stagetec Mediagroup Australia products and services here.
Watch Dan Dugan @ Stagetec Mediagroup Australia – 14/12/2016
Stagetec not only has large-scale equipment such as audio mixing consoles and routing systems in its portfolio, it also offers a technology that is celebrating a spectacular milestone. The patented TrueMatch® technology is now in use as an analogue frontend in the NEXUS audio routing system in more than 100,000 channels worldwide. It is a high-end A/D converter that, for the first time ever, eliminates the need for analogue microphone preamplifiers, due to its dynamic range of 158 dB (A).
TrueMatch® technology features outstanding analogue circuit design and modern DSP technology that combine to form the basis for this reference converter. Impressive attributes such as, minimal converter errors, very low harmonic distortion, homogeneous noise spectra and substantially improved aliasing suppression have helped TrueMatch® technology to come to be considered by experts as one of the best converters in the world.
The microphone converter guarantees precise sound reproduction and achieves a resolution of up to 32-bits and a dynamic range of 158 dB (A) at sampling frequencies up to 96 kHz. The converter technology has a lower digital noise floor than the thermal self-noise of any microphone. The technology also has the advantage that only the microphone determines the acoustic characteristics and not the converter or an analogue microphone preamplifier.
The TrueMatch® converter is available in two versions. As an analogue front end in the NEXUS audio routing system, the Stagetec A/D converters (XAD+, XAD) and the microphone board (XMIC+, XMAD) are equipped with TrueMatch® converters. The second version is the self-sufficient RMC (Reference Microphone Converter). Microphones are connected directly to the RMC.
Stagetec received a much coveted Emmy® Award for its NEXUS system in 2010, in part due to the pioneering TrueMatch® technology. The award committee pin-pointed the natural and faithful signal conversion from analogue into digital that the NEXUS system offered as one of the major factors in being presented the prestigious award.
Stagetec Mediagoup Australia exhibited in Cooperation with Brähler ICS AG Germany at this year’s INTEGRATE InfoComm held at the Sydney Showground, Olympic Park, Australia.
The focus of the presentation was the the STAGETEC NEXUS, DELEC, DATAMINER, BRÄHLER DIGIMIC digital conference system and the DAN DUGAN Automixer.
Stagetec Mediagroup Australia showed our diverse range of products for the professional installation market.
Beside the common functions of the DIGIMIC conference system like Discussion, Interpretation, Recording, Voting, Identification, several clients and integrators showed very keen interest in the new modular DIGIMIC lean+ system.
The versatility, flexibility, serviceability and high-quality materials were identified as outstanding features.
Many Integrators mentioned the possibility to create a pleasant and fitting customised Conference Multimedia Unit delivered by Brähler to be used in the frontend at the delegate desk and for using behind their preferred technologies to realize the AV and IT distribution.
For more information visit Brähler website at http://www.braehler.com/product_configurator_Configuration.html
The team at stagetec would like to thank everyone who attended.
David Holmes joins Stagetec Mediagroup Australia this week as Sales Manager Australia, New Zealand. David has over 30 years experience in Professional Audio and Broadcast and brings a wealth of knowledge to the position.
David had this to say about his new role. ‘I am looking forward to the challenge of developing and promoting the fantastic range of products Mediagroup offers our customers. They are some of the most technologically advanced audio systems in the world; that offer the customer more power and infinite flexibility to achieve their desired outcomes, from small spaces and on air facilities to nation-wide solutions.’
David is based in Sydney and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0439 734 646. We welcome David on board and know his immense talents will be fully utilised in the new role.
Delec’s oratis commentary system can be set up to accommodate up to 350 commentator terminals on a network — each allowing up to three commentators.
User-friendly commentator terminals are connected directly to a premium audio router which also acts as an I/O matrix. The components of the system are networked over standard Gigabit Ethernet cabling with redundancy built-in and can also be integrated into existing network infrastructure.
Another fantastic feature of this commentary system is that by adding a Dante Card to the MF4 Frame, the entire system gains access to and from all Dante devices. With the additional bandwidth across the commentary panel’s fibre, it is possible to tunnel Dante to devices located with the commentators without the need for any further equipment.
Be it a commentator terminal or a full matrix frame — each module can be replaced or even added during operation. This allows for system extensions and full reconfiguration without the need for a reboot. Even very large oratis systems such as installations for international sport events remain flexible, versatile, and maintainable. More on Delec’s oratis commentary system.
Delec Live View is a system monitoring web service for oratis intercom and oratis compact intercom systems.
By simply logging onto the web service, users are able to monitor the basic system information for each interface card in a modular oratis MF4 frame or an oratis compact frame. Available information includes; IP address, uptime, temperature and firmware version. In addition, information about the current audio routes for each port can also be accessed.
The user-friendly side menu allows easy access to all other interface cards in the frame. The web service can be accessed with any type of browser on a PC and is also optimized for mobile devices. More on oratis intercom products.