AURUS with integrated Intercom at the WDR
AURUS mixing console at the IBC with new Intercom Interface which makes subscriber unit superfluous
The Berlin based manufacturer STAGETEC availed IBC in Amsterdam to show a multitude of new features of the digital mixing console AURUS. One of the major improvements was the integration of an intercom interface within the AURUS console surface. On the exhibition, it was shown with an interface for the commonly used intercom system Artist by Riedel.
With this new interface, the functionality of an entire subscriber unit of the intercom is implemented in the console. For operation, there are new buttons and rotary controls integrated into the central section of AURUS. LED displays show the names of the available subscriber units and thus of the persons or targets which can be called. The intercom interface offers 20 talk buttons which work in 2 pages, thus allowing calling to 40 different targets.
This new option makes a stand-alone subscriber unit in the sound control room superfluous. The space-saving new feature was built at the suggestion of the German broadcast Station WDR in Köln, a user of several AURUS consoles. One of the first tv O.B. trucks with this new feature will be the WDR FÜ SAT which had been demonstrated on the IBC’s outside broadcast area.
AURUS was also shown with a new software release which includes the simulation of VCA fader functions as alternative to the master slave group mode as well as some improvements on the static, the scenic and the dynamic automation