Avid Builds on Existing Broadcast Client Base

Satisfied Customers Lead to Repeat Sales and System Upgrades Worldwide

Avid is pleased to announce that around the world, satisfied Avid clients are installing additional broadcast consoles or making major upgrades to their existing studios.

Japanese public broadcaster, NHK, installed two more Avid digital audio mixing systems bringing the count to seven Avid consoles owned by the international broadcaster. NHK opted for the S5 Fusion for post-production and broadcast capabilities in both their Osaka and Nagoya facilities. Prior to these installations, NHK had four System 5 consoles in their Tokyo facility as well as a System 5-B equipped OB truck based out of New York City.

Meanwhile NBC Los Angeles (KNBC) completed a major upgrade to their digital mixing system including the addition of Avid hardware and software as well as the integration of Ross Overdrive for automated control of their broadcasting facility. The metamorphosis of KNBC’s System 5 digital audio mixing system, originally installed in 2002, started early this year. First new software was installed to convert the console from a System 5 to a System 5-B. Next a second DF66 SuperCore engine was added for additional DSP horsepower, system functionality, and reliability with a Changeover Option for 100% redundancy of DSP Core, Router and the console’s MADI I/O.

Also in Los Angeles, Sunset Bronson Studios recently renovated and upgraded their two Avid equipped studios. Home to the wildly successful syndicated television show, Judge Judy, Sunset Bronson transformed Stage 6 into a complete HD production facility and upgraded both of their Max Air consoles with DF66 SuperCore engines for 100% broadcasting redundancy, additional channels, and greater DSP processing.

Finally Denver-based The Mobile Television Group upgraded six OB trucks in their fleet of 13 equipped trucks with new versions of 3.0 broadcast software and system computers.

Avid's line of broadcast products are built for the ultimate in operational flexibility and visual feedback. The System 5-B is the most advanced digital broadcast mixing system available on today’s market. Designed for audio professionals who demand the best, the System 5-B features eight knobs per channel, TFT displays for metering, routing and parameter display. The Max Air, the System 5-B’s broadcast brother, offers a more compact control surface with four knobs per channel and a central touch-screen interface. The new lightweight and compact DF66 DSP SuperCore is the signal-processing engine and router for both the System 5-B and Max Air. With 100% redundancy and abundant DSP horsepower, the DF66 can easily satisfy any of today’s demanding broadcast applications.