Radio Suisse Romande (RSR), the public-service broadcaster for the Swiss francophone community, began planning to replace its full complement of digital on-air consoles in 2006. In April 2011, Mandozzi Elettronica supplied the final mixer for the project.
The upgrade was achieved in several stages to coincide with other improvements to the Lausanne, Switzerland, broadcasting house. It was also important to not disrupt the 24-hour operations of RSR’s four channels.
Mandoizzi supplied 33 new SERIX consoles in 12- to 32-fader configurations, as well as 15 four-fader satellite mixers. The consoles connect via fiber-optic lines to a central IDEA matrix; the two halves of the matrix and installed in separate rooms for additional redundancy.
The user-configurable SERIX consoles and touchscreen controlled and can handle the processing of 5.1 surround signals. They also feature an integrated intercom system, as well as an interconnection between the mixers and the Dalet audio workstations used by RSR.