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Tank FM Transitions to AoIP With AEQ

The community station has implemented Forum-IP mixing consoles, the Netbox 32 interface and a Pheonix Venus 3 codec

When Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia-based community radio station Tank FM relocated, it decided to upgrade its studio gear.

The station, launched in 1992, wanted to transition to a studio that was 100-percent digital, using Dante AoIP technology.

Selecting distributor and systems integrator Broadcast Components as its technology partner, Tank FM integrated equipment from AEQ, including a Netbox32 interface, Dante-enabled Forum-IP mixing consoles, a Phoenix Venus 3 codec and a Phoenix Alio portable codec for its outside broadcasts.

“The nature of the Dante audio network meant that adding new services and resources was as simple as getting the device on the network and configuring the input, outputs and advanced options via software,” said Ross Delaforce, Tank FM technical leader.

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“It was almost a plug and play deployment and a ‘no brainer’ for us to expand our Dante network to connect other AEQ and PC devices,” he said. “The AEQ Forum digital studios connect to the MCR using the AoIP Dante network via the AEQ Netbox interface, which converts both analog and digital formats to Dante, and vice-versa.”