RadioNL recently installed Wheatstone E-1 control surfaces with WheatNet-IP audio over IP networking for its new studios feeding its 21 stations.
Wheatstoneʼs local distributor, De Broadcast Shop, provided RadioNL with support and installation services. According to Debroadcastshop’s Danny Teunissen, the choice came down to the E-1ʼs clean design and analog feel, as well as the systemʼs flexibility for setting up a common audio matrix for all 21 broadcasts in the network.
The WheatNet-IP AoIP system combines logic control and transport for total control of the broadcast studio, says the company. Featuring true IP communication between components as well as utility mixers and logic at access points distributed across the network, the AoIP system boasts control surfaces that have an Ethernet interface, and includes utility mixers in its access units, or Wheatstone Blades, for managing audio.
Each component is thus always linked in and available from anywhere in the WheatNet-IP network, explains Wheatstone, giving broadcasters total control of sources, devices and even elements within the console.