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A Look Inside Valencia’s À Punt Radio

AEQ completes AoIP installation that includes visual radio

Equipment manufacturer AEQ shared photos of a recent audio over IP installation project in Spain; view them below.

Radio station À Punt Radio is part of Valencian Media Corp. (Corporació Valenciana de Mitjans de Comunicació). In this project the station has been equipped with AEQ Forum IP Split consoles and visual radio systems.

“In the Central Control room, routing is performed by a BC-2000 digital audio matrix with TDM technology, IP connected with Dante to the studios, whose main element is a Forum Split IP digital mixer,” according to a project summary from AEQ.

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“Four radio studios were installed around a Forum IP Split digital mixer with 16 faders and a separate audio engine, which relied on the Forum Screen software application to help with control.” Two of these studios also have an automated video camera system.

A Capitol IP mixing console assists assist journalists in recording radio and television broadcast signals.

The work was done by the AEQ System Engineering Department under Bernardo Saiz, supervised by Francisco Calabuig and the À Punt Radio engineering team.

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Central control room of À Punt Radio
Above, the central control room.

 

AEQ Forum IP Console
Four radio studios were installed around a Forum IP Split broadcast digital mixer, with 16 faders and a separate audio engine. The Forum Screen software application helps with control. The console communicates via
Dante with the Central Control Room, Netbox interfaces and other AoIP devices. It features analog microphone, line and headphone inputs/outputs and AES/EBU I/O.

 

Francisco Calabuig, engineer at Corporació Valenciana de Mitjans de Comunicació.
Francisco Calabuig, engineer at Corporació Valenciana de Mitjans de Comunicació.

 

Guest position view at À Punt Radio
Closeup of a guest position. Two studios are equipped with camera automation to produce visual radio by means of data command through the mixer’s Ethernet interface.

 

À Punt Radio studio
Communications management, including VoIP telephony and IP/ISDN audio codecs, is performed using their respective control software packages. A Systel IP management application was installed on a PC with touchscreen. Audio codecs are controlled using dedicated Control Phoenix software.

 

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