Taking the Nexus Route North

Date: 20/07/2011
Taking the Nexus Route North Aspen Media, a UK distributor for broadcast audio equipment based in Wingrave near Aylesbury, has supplied a Stagetec Nexus audio router to BBC North at MediaCityUK in Salford. The order was placed following a competitive tender against the BBC's framework contract holders.

At the heart of the system are Stagetec Nexus Stars installed in the two main BBC buildings on the site, each fitted with the latest redundant routing and control cards to which are connected twenty one Nexus Base Devices spread around all three buildings. In total, the system has about 7,600 IO channels with a mix of analogue, AES and MADI ports that will be controlled by the broadcasters BNCS control system via touch screens or a scheduling system. 

The system makes extensive use of fibre and MADI for connections between the Star routers, Base Devices and the mixing and intercom systems.

Chris Collings, Aspen Medias Director commented Nexus is highly resilient in that in addition to the redundancy installed in each Star, the Base Devices are self-contained routers that can provide local routing independent of the central routers.

The system will be used at MediaCityUK for linking studio and production areas in the building with external lines for connection to transmitters and other sites such as Londons Broadcasting House and TV Centre and various outside broadcast venues; as well as the audio router and comms system of the facilities operated by Peel Media.

Aspen Media has been supplying audio equipment to the broadcast industry for over fifteen years under the leadership of its Director Chris Collings.



Tags: Aspen Media | Stagetec | Nexus | audio router | MediaCityUk | BBC | MADI | Nexus Star
Submitted by Sue Hurd (Aspen Media Ltd)
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