TopVision continues to favour Stage Tec
With the new DSP boards all the necessary configurations can be handled – with up to 800 audio channels and 128 sum buses, depending on distribution. The AURUS consoles, which have been installed in both OB trucks for many years, can now exploit new features such as Stage Tec’s Automixer. Loudness metering according to EBU R 128 is now also available in the sum and group channels.
There are many possible applications for these and other new features, since TopVision covers an extraordinarily diverse and sophisticated repertoire. This ranges from football in the German Bundesliga, DFB Cup and Champions League to athletics, biathlons, tobogganing and ski jumping and the skiing world championships.
TopVision also provides public and private broadcasters with audio and video feeds from events such as the Salzburg Festival, the New Year’s concert, the reception of the German national football team at the Brandenburg Gate, the papal visit, the inauguration of Hangar 7 and the Allianz Arena, as well as the G7 and G20 summits.
‘One reason we work with Stage Tec is that their products are extremely reliable. Stage Tec’s products are also very durable and are developed continuously,’ explains Achim Jengdes, Managing Director of TopVision. ‘This enables me to keep my systems up-to-date for a modest investment and to be well equipped for my customers’ productions.’
Achim Jengdes knows what he is talking about because TopVision is a long-standing user of Stage Tec equipment. A CANTUS has been installed in the Ü4 OB truck for the past 17 years – Stage Tec’s very first mixing console and AURUS predecessor. Even after 17 years, the CANTUS is still operational and is used, for example, for broadcasting the German DFB Cup, the 2nd Bundesliga and many winter sports events.
An independent company based in Berlin, Germany, Stage Tec Entwicklungsgesellschaft für professionelle Audiotechnik GmbH has specialised in developing and manufacturing digital audio equipment. Its flagship products include the digital routers NEXUS and NEXUS STAR as well as the professional mixing consoles AURUS platinum, CRESCENDO platinum, AURATUS and ON AIR flex.
Assisted by a business partner, Stage Tec was established in 1993 by 13 engineers (nearly all of whom still work there). The company is headed by Dr. Helmut Jahne, who was one of the founding members of the Stage Tec team and who continues to drive the technological supremacy of the product lines.
A leading pioneer in the transition from analogue to digital audio technology, Stage Tec has an international reputation and raised the bar in digital audio technology with a continuous stream of developments and innovations. Today, Stage Tec offers a comprehensive range of products ranging from the smallest to the largest of mixing consoles.