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BFBS Recruits Harman Studer OnAir

Broadcast and production consoles to support BFBS radio stations

Harman’s Studer OnAir 1500 hybrid broadcast and production console has been enlisted by the Services Sound and Vision Corp. to provide support to the British Forces Broadcasting Service radio stations to help provide entertainment, information and services to British troops around the world, says Harman.

According to the company, the Studer OnAir comes with the Studer NANO Score DSP and provides capacity for analog and AES audio I/Os and a solid number of GPIOs. Studer is also compatible with SSVC’s Livewire AoIP core, it adds. The Studer desks are linked together in pairs for simple I/O sharing via Studer ReLink and can be switched from studio to air without a central switching matrix.

BFBS Radio consists of three music and speech radio networks that reach 23 countries via 70 FM transmitters. Six OnAir 1500 consoles have already been deployed to military bases — two in Shorncliffe, England, two in Germany and two in Gibraltar. According to Quentin Howard, SSVC director of television and technology, they hope that number grows to 12 to 15 within the next year at U.K. bases all over the world.