Milan, Italy: Milan-based broadcaster Giornale Radio has chosen a latest-generation DHD RX2 audio mixing console for installation into a new production control room, plus a TX compact touchscreen mixer for use in the adjacent live transmission studio. The project was supervised by broadcast systems integrator BVmedia.
“Giornale Radio required a console that a single studio operator could use easily and flexibly for visual radio production,” comments Roberto Zeccara, Senior Project Manager at BVmedia. “The solution we recommended, installed and commissioned, integrates efficiently and effectively into the GR workflow. It centres on an 18-channel RX2 with dual Dante audio-over-IP in/outs plus an audio routing switcher to connect with five FM radio transmission areas. GR confirmed the choice of RX2, chosen for its unsurpassed sound quality, excellent cost-efficiency and highly flexible logic customisation. We initially hosted the system at our Milan premises while a new site was being created at Giornale Radio headquarters just a few kilometres away. The RX2 is interfaced to a third-party edit/production studio and visual radio automation, allowing seamless control of the creative process.”
“Giornale Radio has an impressive portfolio of broadcast innovation across many production styles and delivery media,” adds Christoph Gottert, DHD’s International Sales Manager. “Internet-connected audiences are ideally placed to experience fast-access news and appreciate the ongoing advances in streaming services such as visual radio. Roberto Bellotti, CEO of BVMedia, and his staff continue to demonstrate their proven experience at every point in the broadcast production and transmission chain.”
Developed for use in on-air radio and television studios, master control rooms and OB vehicles, the DHD RX2 is based on two modules – central and fader – which can be combined and configured to match a wide range of radio and TV production environments such as on-air studios, main control rooms and OB vehicles. Configuration scales easily from small production units with 6 or 12 faders to large consoles with up to 96 faders. Each module has a dedicated high brightness 10.1 inch touch display. Supported character sets include West European, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tamil and Thai.
The RX2 central module (52-5810) provides the main audio I/Os plus a direct microphone input and a stereo headphone output. Loudspeakers can also be driven directly from this module. The 10.1 inch touch display provides access to main control and channel settings, metering and system snapshots. Assignable hardware buttons are provided in the central section, plus adaptive labels in a separate 7 inch vertical touch display. The adaptive labels provide fast and tactile access to functions such as monitoring and talkback. Each RX2 fader module (52-5820) includes six dust-protected 100 mm track-length motorised faders. Every fader channel is augmented by a rotary encoder and two pushbuttons. The rotary encoder can be assigned to control gain settings, auxiliary sends, EQ parameters and dynamics. The pushbuttons are assignable to functions such as on/off, prefade listen, layer or talk.
DHD’s TX is an ultra-compact tabletop touch-screen mixer optimised for daily operation wherever space is at a premium. Typical applications include news desks, edit suites and communications link vehicles. Just 256 mm wide, 58 mm high and 272 mm front-to-back, the TX has a 10.1 inch IPS LCD monitor with capacitive touch-screen faders plus six hardware pushbuttons and two assignable potentiometers. Other features include an XLR microphone input, an XLR/6.3 mm jack combination headphone output, an integrated talkback microphone and a loudspeaker. A single network cable up to 100 metres in length connects the TX to a DHD processing core or concentrator. The cable transmits all audio and control signals plus power.
Giornale Radio (https://giornaleradio.fm) provides news plus useful lifestyle-related information. Operating from editorial offices in four Italian locations, it produces 50 news editions, updated every 30 minutes. GR’s Newspaper Radio offers hybrid listening and is accessible on multiple platforms. Giornale Radio All News and two thematic radio channels can be accessed via the web or using the Giornale Radio app which is available for Android and IOS. Newspaper Radio TV is also available on Sky (channel 728), on Tivùsat (channel 62) and Samsung TV Plus (channel 4310). Listening is also possible through Google Home and Amazon Alexa smart speakers as well as popular smart TV devices, Italian regional FM and DAB.
BVmedia SRL (www.BVmedia.it), based in Milan, was established in 2010. It offers products, solutions and services to the radio broadcasting, television and new media markets. Its engineering team is composed entirely by professionals with a combined 30 years experience. The company offers first-hand expertise of providing technical support to radio and television stations, helping identify and acquire important partnerships with the industry’s best brands. Customer trust in BVmedia is a priceless heritage which continues to grow in value. Obsession with perfection is the company’s guarantee.
DHD.audio GmbH develops and produces digital audio studio equipment and systems for professional applications in broadcast control rooms, DJ-operated radio studios, OB trucks, SNG vans, ingest stations and edit suites. DHD also produces routing and talkback matrices, audio-over-IP interfaces and supporting software. DHD devices can be operated directly or under IP networked control. Designed and manufactured in Germany, DHD products are used successfully by broadcasters around the globe.