In total the facility’s two Technical Centres and the Main Control Room will be equipped with two Vadis D.C.II consoles and a router system comprising six Vadis 888 frames with AD, AES/EBU and OCTO-BUS I/O. The system also includes control panels and amplifier modules from Klotz Digital’s Varizone product range for five production studios that interface with each Technical Centre as shared resources. Not only does this combine all components onto one platform to ease the configuration, it also simplifies the installation as the interconnects are all CAT5 cable carrying power, control and audio in both directions. This New York facility connects up via various ISDN and other audio and control circuits to NPR’s headquarters in Washington D.C. and the West Coast Production Centre in Culver City, California, which was equipped with Klotz Digital’s Vadis and D.C.II technology in 2002. The expansion of NPR’s New York City Bureau is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2007.
Vadis D.C.II – the Diamond amongst the Gems
The Vadis D.C.II is Klotz Digital’s flagship product. The router based, fully modular and customizable digital audio console for production studios, audio and TV broadcast facilities was launched in 2000. XM Satellite Radio (USA), Austereo (Australia) and YLE (Finland) were the first customers to be supplied with this product. Since then Klotz Digital has developed a wide range of hardware and software modules which can be used in almost any combination. Using the VADIS D.C.II together with Klotz Digital’s audio and control network infrastructure and customized software any imaginable solution in any kind of production and broadcast facility can be created.