Two Israeli radio stations, Echo 99 FM and 103 FM, have installed DHD SX2 audio production mixers and TX touch-screen controllers. The project coincided with relocating the production facilities from Herzliya and Givatayim to combined headquarters in Ramat Hasharon.
“Four studios now have SX2 consoles,” says Christoph Gottert, DHD’s international sales manager. “Each studio is linked with the MCR via Dante audio-over-IP. We have also provided three TX touch-screen controllers. The challenge was to ensure both channels remained fully on-air throughout the move, which Micha Blum and his colleagues from Jerusalem-based Broadcast Design achieved very successfully.”
“The high flexibility and modular concept of DHD products was a key factor for this project,” adds Blum, Broadcast Design’s founder and CEO. “They allow customers to add or reconfigure elements such as inputs and outputs while the studio is on air, without interrupting the programs.
“DHD TX controllers allow producers to access talkback to the main studio, host or co-host individual guests, select telco lines and control telco hybrids. They also simplify the process of monitoring callers, monitoring the show itself, selecting audio sources and timers, and receiving alerts.
“All routing is done via DHD software which allows crosspoints to be set in a matrix view or a list view. A DHD Assist web app enables a technician to control the SX2 mixers and TX touch panels from a tablet or PC, supporting presenters without being on-site. The technician can access and adjust faders, central modules and any of the mixer menus.
“We also integrated BroadcastThings Connect, which allows logic from the DHD mixers to communicate with external devices such as codecs and hybrids and email alerts if events like audio silence are detected. The relocation is now complete and fully functioning.”