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."



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


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