Tuesday, October 4, 2022

All India Radio Upgrades Stations with AEQ

AEQ and its partner in india, Falcon Technologies, have won a major tender for the supply and installation of 100 consoles to All India Radio.

All India Radio (AIR), officially known since 1957 as Akashvani (literary meaning “Voice from the Sky”), is the national public radio broadcaster of India and is a division of Prasar Bharati. It was established in 1936.

AEQ has been awarded the project to supply digital consoles for three types of studios, all of them with IP connectivity based on Dante technology in more than 33 different cities throughout India. For such an important project AIR solicited proposals from all manufacturers worldwide as well as physical and online demos. After more than 3 months of evaluation process with the complications caused by the Covid19 pandemic situation and the logistical and mobility limitations that this entailed, AEQ technology was selected by AIR’s technical management.

First studio, the transmission one, was designed based on the CAPITOL IP 12 TT desktop console with Dante connectivity, with 12 faders, 4 microphones, 4 AES/EBU inputs and outputs, 12 analogue inputs and 8 outputs, control and paging monitoring and 16 Dante bidirectional channels. 35 consoles were supplied and installed and an additional one was supplied as a spare.

The second one, “Switching”, was developed based on the CAPITOL IP8 TT desktop console with Dante connectivity, with 8 faders, 4 microphones, 4 AES/EBU inputs and outputs, 12 analogue inputs and 4 analogue outputs, control and paging monitoring and 16 Dante bidirectional channels. 32 consoles were supplied and installed and an additional one was supplied as a spare.

The third one, “Dubbing”, is based on the CAPITOL IP12 TT desktop console with Dante connectivity, with 12 faders, 4 microphones, 4 AES/EBU inputs and outputs, 12 analogue inputs and 8 outputs, control and paging monitoring and 16 bidirectional Dante channels. An AEQ Netbox 4MH AoIP terminal with capacity for 4 additional microphones and 4 stereo headphone outputs was added to each console. 32 consoles were supplied and installed and an additional one was supplied as a spare.

All the consoles were programmed from the AEQ factory with the configuration requested by the AIR technicians, which included special functions, programmable keys, and work modes where the console of one of the studios interacted with the consoles of the other two. Being able to create and test these configurations at the factory has greatly simplified the installation process on site and the training courses.

The development of the Project with the supply and installation of all the consoles, has taken place throughout 2021 and 2022, without any significant delay thanks to the important stock of components that AEQ’s central factory in Madrid has always had, and to the excellent technical and logistical services of Falcon Technologies in India.

The entire project has been led by AEQ’s sales manager for India, Mr. Antonio Pérez, in coordination with Falcon Technologies and AIR’s technical services. The result is a deployment of high performance installation required for a large public broadcaster.

Visit https://www.prasarbharati.gov.in/homepage-air and https://www.aeq.eu

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