Al Jazeera chooses D*AP8 for new transmission area
QATAR: Jünger Audio’s D*AP8 digital audio processors have been installed to control and regulate the sound for four of its main television channels. The installation was carried out in a new central transmission area, which was built as part of the Al Jazeera Workplace Transformation Project.
The new transmission area comprises five transmission booths – one for each of the four channels (Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera Mubashir, Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Documentary) and one spare. In total, 10 D*AP8 processors were installed in a central apparatus and are controlled via a Jünger Audio X*AP RM1 remote panel.
‘We always strive to ensure that we deliver the best quality video and audio content,’ said Ali Elhusseini, head of network operations standards at Al Jazeera. ‘We want to ensure that what we broadcast is appealing to all our viewers, and by installing loudness control we can ease the pain of having to adjust the volume between broadcasters or channel content. The D*AP8 processors give us a regulated audio signal, not only within each channel’s content but also between channels.’
Al Jazeera’s head of transmission, Imad Ninaah, noted that the Jünger Audio systems were chosen for their audio quality and ease of use. ‘If you add licences, a 1U unit can deliver a range of features that negate the need for many different units,’ he said. ‘We have installed Level Magic, Dolby and Loudness licences – all of which are features that work for us.’