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According to Marty Sacks, EVP of sales, support, and marketing for Telos Alliance, the SR is comparable to the Fusion console it replaces, adding features not found on other consoles in its class. Sacks says, “Quasar SR refines the Quasar surface design, making it easy for anyone from the seasoned broadcast engineer to a guest operator to create content with a minimal learning curve.”
The Quasar SR uses the same frame, power supply, and master module as the original Quasar console, but the fader modules are non-motorized. There are fewer buttons on each channel strip, and they are larger and easier to reach. Telos Alliance says these refinements make it easy for any operator to use the SR console while introducing cost efficiencies that allow SR to be an exceptional value. A built-in industrial-grade 12.1-inch touchscreen user interface eliminates the need for an external monitor, although users can still add a monitor using the external video output available if required.
Users can program GPIO control, mix-minus routing, talkback, and other functions based upon console channel state. The record mode gives complete control of monitors, meters, headphone feeds, and program bus assignments.
An optional remote control solution is a new addition. Called Quasar Soft, it allows broadcasters to control the surface from any HTML-5 browser. Combined with Quasar Cast — a remote monitoring solution included in the Quasar Soft license — users can listen to what is happening in the studio and on the air while operating the console remotely.
The company will host a webinar, “Introducing the New Axia Quasar SR AoIP Mixing Console,“ on Oct. 20, at 1 PM EST (7 p.m. CEST).