Sharjah TV invests in Studer Vista V
UAE: The first Studer Vista V console to be sold in the Middle East has been purchased by Sharjah TV. The desk forms the centrepiece of a complete turnkey solution for the broadcaster’s Studio 3, which is in the process of being upgraded to HD. At the same time, integrator Tek Signals is supplying the broadcaster with a new Studer D23m I/O frame. The studio will be used for live news and programme production.
The decision to opt for the 32-fader Vista V was reportedly made following a launch seminar co-hosted by the manufacturer and its regional distributor, GSL Professional. Their proposal was then endorsed by Sharjah TV’s broadcast consultant Djeddi Kouider of dxb Technology LLC.
‘When Sharjah TV was looking to upgrade its virtual reality studio with top-of-the-line technology, Vista V immediately became the preferred choice,’ recalled Nasser Mohammed, Tek Signals principal projects engineer.
Some of the features that reportedly appealed to the broadcaster included its inbuilt delay functions, configurability and Fader Glow technology. ‘This is ideal for operators to assign faders, providing configurability without the need for physical patching or plugging cables,’ Mr Mohammed explained.
However the main selling point for the broadcaster was the desk’s infinity core, which provides large amounts of CPU-based processing power. ‘This and the overall sound quality of Studer’s approved technology were key factors,’ he confirmed.
Outside of Studio 3, Sharjah TV currently owns Vista 1, OnAir 3000 and OnAir 2500 consoles and is in the process of upgrading the OnAir 3000 in Studio 4 to act as a Studer Relink hub. This will reportedly increase workflow efficiency and resource sharing between consoles over a Studer network, and was also one of the main selling points for the Studio 3 Vista V. At the same time Tek Signals has added a meter-bridge to the existing Vista 1 that resides in Studio 1.