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|Harris Corp. Announces Delivery of Turnkey Networked Audio and Console
System to Clear Channel Albany's New Radio Facility|
CINCINNATI – Harris Corporation's
Broadcast Communications Division (BCD) today announced that Clear Channel Albany (New York), owner of seven
regional radio stations (WGY-AM, WOFX-AM, WHRL-FM, WKKF-FM, WPYX-FM, WRVE-FM, and WTRY-FM), has purchased a turnkey
radio systems package featuring a Harris PR&E VistaMax™ networked audio management system with multiple Harris PR&E
digital consoles. Harris also will provide all studio furniture and cabinetry through its Smoothline® brand to house
the new equipment, along with all studio wiring.
Clear Channel Albany is relocating its seven stations, currently
spread across two separate facilities, into a newly built facility in Latham, New York. The new consolidated
operation, expected to launch this summer, brings an enormous amount of flexibility to Clear Channel Albany,
including improved resource sharing across multiple studios, more efficient communication among all stations, and
centralized engineering staffing.
"It's challenging to coordinate business transactions and
technical operations for seven radio stations across two different facilities, and it can become a coordination
nightmare if you're forced to divert manpower in two different directions," said David Abdoo, director of
engineering, Clear Channel Albany. "The consolidated facility reflects a far more efficient operation, and the
decision to go with a networked routing system is central to our success. When we started building out this
facility, we did so with the knowledge that radio stations switch formats on a somewhat regular basis. The VistaMax™
system allows us to add or subtract stations and repurpose studios rather easily to keep up with the ever-changing
landscape of radio. And the fact that Harris was able to provide a turnkey package of routers, consoles, furniture
and wiring allowed us to eliminate the complex coordination process of working with multiple vendors."
Clear Channel Albany will integrate seven Harris PR&E RMXdigital™ consoles, six Airwave® consoles and one
Impulse® console into the VistaMax™ system. Using VistaMax™, all seven stations can pass resources, including
programs received via satellite or produced within its facility, through networked routing connections that are a
vast improvement over the group's current patchbay system. Each station will use an RMXdigital™ for on-air
operations, while the Airwave® consoles are intended for production use. News talker WGY-AM will use the Impulse®
console at the facility's news booth, and the other six stations will have access to the booth. The VistaMax™
system also will connect to a separate live performance studio that will be shared amongst all seven stations.
Abdoo added that the RMXdigital™ provides built-in redundancy, citing that backup engines would have
been required to initiate redundancy in the other consoles they evaluated. Built-in redundancy allows the studios to
stay on-air should the engineering staff turn off VistaMax™ for maintenance purposes, and it eliminates the
additional cost and bulk associated with backup redundancy solutions.
"Clear Channel Albany is a
prime example of how middle market station groups can benefit from consolidating multiple stations into one
facility," said Debra Huttenburg, vice president and general manager of Harris BCD's Radio Broadcast Systems
business unit. "This philosophy is not restricted to large markets only. Harris and PR&E products were targeted at
large markets for years, but we've managed to expand our radio systems and console solutions to smaller and middle
markets with the introduction of VistaMax™, RMXdigital™ and similar products. Much of what we've introduced in the
form of these products was influenced by feedback from customers like Clear Channel that have a major presence in
these markets. This announcement is proof positive of our efforts to develop products tailored to meet all market
sizes and applications."
Viernes, 29 Julio, 2005 - 05:30