New Studer OnAir 2500 Modulo Variant Now Available

Apr 15, 2009 7:22 PM


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Studer OnAir 2500 Modulo Variants

Studer in Regensdorf, Switzerland, introduces a new modular version of its OnAir 2500 broadcast console for installation in custom studio furniture. The new model OnAir 2500 Modulo has separate modules for fader bays and master section, along with a rackmountable mainframe that houses the power supply and host processing. These modules can be recessed into a desktop for a clean installation with all cables integrated within the furniture and the mainframe hidden appropriately.

Studer states that it introduced the OnAir 2500 Modulo in response to demand from the market for a recessable console.

photo of OnAir 2500 console in Radio 105, Switzerland

Radio 105/Radio Monte Carlo in Switzerland with OnAir 2500 console

In Switzerland, a custom version of the OnAir 2500 console was built into a desk at Radio 105/Radio Monte Carlo. Its changes color when it is on the air and its mics are live whether on or off the air.

The OnAir 2500 digital all-in-one broadcast console uses software technology derived from the OnAir 3000 console and promises a new standard in ease of use for radio broadcast.

The fader strips include a graphical OLED (Organic LED) screen, which contains a channel label, level and gain reduction meter and parameter readouts that are adjustable via a rotary encoder and two push-buttons below the display. OLED screens have a much wider viewing angle than LCDs and have much higher definition, so operators can immediately see information much more clearly.

The large TFT color touchscreen uses Studer’s patented Touch’n’Action system, in which only the most important functions have hardware control elements in the channel strip.

The touchscreen can also display all the relevant settings and configurations for each channel in addition to the OLED displays. A simple touch on one of the eight small channel push-buttons—such as equalizer, dynamics or aux send—immediately opens the corresponding page on the main screen, allowing quick and easy adjustment.

Important functions are one keystroke away. The user interface is designed in a symbolic language that is similar to the one found in Studer's Vistonics™ system and adjusted in a flat hierarchy without the use of multi-level menus.

The OnAir 2500 Series provides inputs and outputs in standard signal formats. In addition to interfaces on XLR and Sub-D outlets (microphone inputs, headphone outputs, line and AES I/Os), the internal audio system also offers interfaces to digital multichannel formats such as MADI, ADAT and IEEE 1394 FireWire.

Three fixed-frame configurations with 12, 18 and 24 faders are also available, both variants having motorized channel faders available as an option. Large illuminated push-buttons allow access to the main channel functions, editable via the 12-inch color TFT touch screen.

Integration with Studer’s Call Management System (CMS) allows caller names to be dynamically displayed as fader channel labels, while further integration of radio automation systems is accomplished using the Monitora protocol via serial interface or TCP/IP.

The OnAir 2500 can also support I/O Sharing via Studer’s proprietary networked technology STUDER RELINK, allowing the OnAir 2500 to share audio signals with other Studer consoles including the OnAir 3000 and Studer Vista Series.

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