RSG Unveil New Solutions for Web Streaming, Recording and Live Production


Broadcast Video Expo will see the debut of the new Roland VR-3EX AV Mixer to the UK market, adding to the expanding VR Series of AV mixers for live production, web streaming and recording from Roland. The recently launched Roland VR-50HD HD Multi Format AV Mixer will also be exhibited, demonstrating a complete HD AV studio in one single unit and adding full HD/multi-format capability to the VR Series for an unbeatable professional production. Showcasing integrated audio and video solutions, visitors to the Roland Systems Group booth (D03) will be able to see the VR Series in operation alongside a full range of digital mixing consoles, switchers, recorders and digital snake products.

The innovative design of the VR-3EX incorporates a video switcher, audio mixer, touchscreen preview monitor and streaming-ready USB output all in a single unit. Boasting 4 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs, built-in scaling with resolutions up to 1080p and WUXGA and HDCP support, the VR-3EX also has a full 18-channel digital audio mixer with effects and over 200 video transitions and effects. The compact design of the VR-3EX makes it ideal for use in a variety of portable or permanently installed applications including house of worship, education, corporate A/V and live production.


The ‘all in one’ VR-50HD saves time and money, reducing the hardware and the set-up time required for multiple boxes and providing a ‘plug in and play’ solution for live events large and small.  Instead of needing a number of separate products, the VR-50HD combines an audio mixer to mix the audio inputs from various sources including microphones, a video mixer to mix video and computer sources using different connectors (digital and analog), preview monitors to view all the sources, the ability to record or archive the event and also to stream the event online.

Commenting on the flexibility of the VR-50HD, Simon Kenning UK Sales Manager RSG, added ‘With internal scalers and multi-format support the VR-50HD is a great ‘hub’ to plug in HD cameras and laptops without having to worry about if they are digital or analogue or the formats they output.  This has proved a popular feature with our end users as you never know what you’ll have to deal with ‘on the night’!’


As part of the range of digital audio products on display from Roland, the  M-200i iPad controllable mixing console features a 32-channel architecture with 17 motorized faders, 8 AUX, 4 Matrix, 8 DCA’s and 24 inputs and 14 outputs on the console itself (expandable up to 64x54 via the REAC port and the Roland Digital Snake technology).  The M-200i can also mix in audio sources from a USB key inserted in the USB port. The ‘touch and turn’ feature allows the user to touch a particular parameter on the iPad and control it with a physical knob on the console. When using the M-200i without an iPad, the console is fully controllable via the built in LCD screen and an intuitive layout of buttons on a tactile control surface to navigate all of the mixing parameters.

The full product portfolio from Roland Systems Group includes a range of professional audio and video equipment including digital consoles, personal mixers, multi channel recorders, audio recorders, video switchers and mixers, video converters and video editors.