CNN Selects Max Air Digital Audio Consoles

Two More Max Air Consoles for CNN's LA Bureau Brings Total to 12 Max Air Systems in the US for CNN

IBC Amsterdam, Sept 7th 2007

Avid, today announced that CNN has purchased two Max Air digital audio broadcast systems for their new on-air and production studios currently under construction in Los Angeles.

The Max Air, a high-performance digital audio mixing system specifically designed for on-air and live-to-tape broadcasts, will be used for Larry King Live as well as other CNN productions. CNN Los Angeles is the fourth CNN facility to install the Max Air consoles bringing the total number of systems to twelve.

Currently there are four Max Air systems installed in CNN's headquarters in Atlanta, four in CNN's New York bureau and two in the Washington DC bureau.

 We are very proud of the relationship we have built with CNN starting with the first Atlanta installations in 2003.

Martin Kloiber

One of the Los Angeles Max Air systems will be installed in the main control room for Larry King Live, the cable giant's longest-running interview program, while a second, identical system will be installed in a smaller studio where it will support other shows independently. Each system features Avid's new DF-66 fully redundant DSP SuperCore processing, ensuring 100% backup of DSP channels, MADI I/O and the console's router for each studio.

CNN has been using the Max Air console at its other U.S. facilities for the last four years. The CNN Los Angeles Max Air systems comprise a compact 32-fader control surface with touch screen interface, 96-channel DSP core with router and a custom set of I/Os. An optional StudioHub, an AES10 MADI Router, is included to integrate the systems with the facility's router, using the ES-Switch Protocol, allowing all areas access to the two studio's sources.