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Swiss Parliament continues to rely on STAGETEC

Installation with three ON AIR flex and NEXUS put into operation


Bern, Switzerland, April 2020: STAGETEC, the Berlin-based manufacturer of professional audio technology, has supplied three ON AIR flex mixing consoles, two NEXUS STAR routers and a NEXUS network for the renewal of the audio technology in the parliament building in Bern. Technology from STAGETEC, which had been installed in the parliament since 2011, was replaced: an ON AIR 24 and a NEXUS network. The modernization in the Swiss parliament building was planned by WSDG and the execution was carried out by Kilchenmann.


The three ON AIR flex were installed in the National Council chamber, the Council of States chamber and the largest commission room. The mixing consoles are used there for recording the debates, sound reinforcement, multi-language operation (German, French, Italian) and the connection of the SRG (Swiss Radio and Television Company).


The NEXUS network from 2011 was completely replaced and now consists of eight base devices and two geo-redundant routers. "The decision was made again in favor of NEXUS because operational safety and reliability are top priorities for our customer and NEXUS meets all requirements. Uninterruptible redundancy was one of the main reasons for renewing the audio technology. In addition, NEXUS is very flexible in its modular design, and thanks to Logic Control, all of Parliament's wishes could be fulfilled, " explains Thomas Jud, Head of Engineering at Kilchenmann.


Via NEXUS MADI connections, decentralized broadcasting stations are connected live or via a control room in Zurich. In addition, broadcasts from parliament in three national languages can be followed as live streams on the Internet.


In addition to audio routing, NEXUS also takes care of various control and monitoring tasks. For example, the programmable Logic Control software activates the light rings on the microphones in use, reports the status of the AMX control system, and monitors the levels of the signal paths of the third-party systems.



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