SWR implements KSC Control System

KSC Commander and Pilot are the master control systems for Studio D at SWR in Mainz

Renewing the production technology for Studio D at SWR Mainz included using another KSC Commander as master controller.

The combination of discrete and embedded audio channel management required a simple solution for a complex situation. This was accomplished in conjunction with the expansion of the central audio router with a new generation of routers. Through a combination of tieline controller and label transfer, with channel number completion, simple switching operations and label transmissions are possible via several routers including video and audio mixers.

With the aid of the discrete Snell de-embedder parameter control, it is additionally possible to carry out simple audio channel selections with the KSC controllers.

Loading existing multiviewer layouts and transferring tally messages and label displays has been implemented for the new Harris multiviewer as well.


Use the camera control to assign single button measuring of the existing RCPs to both measuring monitors via a simple key assignment procedure.

A KSC Pilot client is used to save and load production-specific salvos for the assignments of the multiviewer and the video and audio mixers in tabular or graphical events.

The S├╝dwestrundfunk (SWR), with its broadcasting studios in Stuttgart, Baden-Baden and Mainz, is the second largest ARD institution. The daily television, radio and Internet programming of the media company is broadcast to Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate and is received by nearly 15 million people. In addition, SWR reaches people all over Germany with broadcasts supplied to the ARD joint programming ("Das Erste") as well as the stations 3sat, ARTE, PHOENIX, KI.KA and ARD Digital.