Supporting Oceania Broadcasting

NG Media Upgrade 6 Studios

NG Media chose Broadcast Components to design, supply and install at 6 of their regional sites.

NG Media produce Radio Content across 250,000sqr kms from one of the most remote regions in the world, The Ngaanyatjarra Lands. They approached long time supplier, Broadcast Components, to come up with a design to replace the aging equipment at several of their remote studios.

Updating their technology will enable these remote communities to share their stories and news with one another. The digital technology allows for easy deployment and remote access for technicians and Broadcast Components providing support as required. It also means the stations can readily share high quality content between sites.

So which digital solution did they go with?

AEQ’s FORUM LITE’s

The popular Forum Lite was the perfect choice, thanks to it’s flexibility. You can choose between 4-12 faders to suit your studios needs and further faders can be added down the track as the station grow. This helps bring the price down when the budget is tight but futureproofs the station.

NG Media opted for the full 12 fader Forum Lite at their main site, Wingellina (Irrunytju) and 8 fader Forum Lite’s for their other 5 RIBS sites. 

Outback internet supported the Broadcast Components install team by running all the cables and electrical work. 

Ben Pridmore, technician, has chosen to partner with Broadcast Components for numerous projects in the past. Broadcast Components were able to implement an innovative idea Ben had to link all the RIBS sites to the RIMO Hub via Tielines with a single push button on the new AEQ Forum Lite Mixing Console.

Before

After

Broadcast Components, supported by Outback Internet, trained local employees and volunteers on how to do an install whilst commissioning the Wingellina and Jameson (Mantamaru) studios. They were then able to apply their new knowledge and complete the other 4 installs with remote support. 

Along with the Forum LiteBroadcast Components installed 2 tabletop faceplates for auxiliary audio input, and the ability to take mobile phone calls on air. 

This was achieved with Matchbox units and means presenters can bring in their own equipment (such as a laptop) and plug straight into the console. 

Every studio was kitted out with presenter Microphone and headphone packages. Each headphone package includes a Headphone Gizmo which mounts neatly to the underside of the table, giving individual audio level control.

Rounding it out are 2 monitor speakers and on air lights. A large difference to the older style set up that was previously in place. 

To ensure broadcast continuity and minimise security concerns the rack was moved from within the studio to a separate access controlled room on site.

Inomini 635 Sitestreamers were supplied and installed to allow remote monitoring of each site, and for Wingellina, a Solidyne 542APC Processor to improve the overall sound.

Looking to upgrade your station? 

Broadcast Components takes pride in partnering with stations to achieve the studio of their dreams, enabling stories within the community.

Speak to our team today.

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