Germany's RBB Selects Aveco's ASTRA Studio 2 for Studio Automation

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC - Stand 3.B67), September 8, 2012 - Aveco®, the worldwide broadcast facility content management and automation solutions specialist, today announced that RBB (Radio Berlin Brandenburg, Potsdam, Germany), a member of the German ARD community, selected Aveco´s new studio automation solution, ASTRA Studio 2.

In a major public tender for a complete rebuild of two studios, RBB selected Aveco´s Studio 2 as the best product that met both its technical requirements and budget. Three key items that drove the decision were:

  • Flexibility for Device Control - Studio 2´s open interface allows it to work with any vendor´s studio hardware including switchers, graphics, videoservers, robotic cameras, lighting, etc.
  • Ease-of-Use - Studio 2´s multi-screen interface and the ability to tailor the interface for dark and bright environments gives operators the ability to customize it to their exact needs
  • Pricing and Licensing Models - Aveco provides RBB the best lifecycle costs to meet their budget today and into the future.

RBB will use Studio 2 to automate its studio productions which use Annova´s OpenMedia news room system, Snell & Wilcox vision mixers, Lawo and Yamaha audio mixers, and EVS videoservers. Installation is scheduled to start immediately.

Logic Media Solutions, Aveco´s dealer in Germany, drove the tender response which included Sono (Munich, Germany) as the systems integrator. This is Logic Media Solution´s second major Studio 2 win in Germany which already included SWR, Studio 2´s first major installation - which is successful being used on-air today.

"We are pleased to have been selected for RBB´s studio rebuild project," said Pavel Potuzak, Managing Director for Aveco. "Germany is an important market for us and having our new Studio 2 solution being selected over other major vendors our feature set and strategy. Studio 2 was designed to meet the needs of our customer´s current environment and has the flexibility to easily adapt to new requirements in the future."

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About Aveco s.r.o.

AVECO s.r.o., based in Prague, Czech Republic and the United States (as AVECO Americas), designs, sells, and supports Broadcast Facility automation worldwide. Based on a powerful content management system, the ASTRA Suite of Tools provides complete solutions for all aspects of file-based and traditional video workflows including solutions for ingest, browse, master control, newsrooms, and studio automation. A variety of architerctures are available from small standalone systems to high channel, multi-site operations which are modular and easily expandable. Solutions can be configured with only the features needed and various redundancy options provide very cost-effective and reliable systems. ASTRA is the only automation system available that scales from single channel to high channel systems that are built on a Real-Time Operating System which has the ability to hot swap software modules without rebooting. Aveco is a worldwide TV automation provider with over 250 customers throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Since formed in 1992, Aveco has remained a stable, privately owned company with a long-term commitment to steady growth and timely support. More information is available at www.aveco.com

 

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