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TiMedia deploys Axia for broadcast facility

4 December 2012
TiMedia deploys Axia for broadcast facility

Switzerland’s TiMedia, the parent company of Radio 3i and television station Tele Ticino, has completed a studio rebuild that utilises mixing consoles and IP-Audio networking equipment from Axia Audio for both radio and TV broadcasts. Located in Ticino, close to the Italian border, Radio 3i and Tele Ticino provides local news and entertainment programming for southern Switzerland’s large Italian-speaking population. A mix of Axia Element modular mixing consoles with Axia StudioEngines and low-cost Radius mixers with QOR.16 integrated console engines are used throughout the facility, along with a mix of Axia audio nodes and assorted IP-Audio networking hardware and software. TiMedia’s Axia network was designed and installed by Swiss Axia representatives Decibel SA. "We installed the first two Element consoles in 2011 for Radio 3i, and then a large Element for the Tele Ticino television studio," said Decibel’s Jean-Pascal Ruch. "This worked so well that we later added a Radius console for their journalists’ production room." According to Mattia Ghidoni, technical manager for Radio 3i and Tele Ticino, the Axia IP-Audio network serves TiMedia well. "Having the TV and Radio audio in the same network makes it very easy to share or exchange audio content between our TV and our Radio channels," Ghidoni said, also noting that he "likes very much the expandability of [the] Axia system." Axia IP-Audio networks are based on standard Ethernet, and each system expands to carry more than 10,000 stereo audio streams, with related PAD and machine control

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