“RADIO AGRICULTURA” CHOOSES TECHNOLOGY FROM AEQ FOR ITS NEW STUDIOS5/2/2018
“Radio Agricultura” is a Chilean opinion leader radio station, which has been operating for 75 years. The programming is 100%-live, permanently interactive, plural and objective, self-defined as informative, sporty and, above all, entertaining. It has nation-wide coverage thanks to a large affiliate station network and its own installations, using FM and AM radio broadcasting. Its programming stands out by having the biggest stars and opinion leaders radio show in the Chilean radio.
Since 2001, Agriculture Radio has been a very satisfied customer of AEQ BC2000 audio mixing consoles as well as of AEQ Systel 3000 multi-conference system.
In 2008, within the frame of a plan for technological renovation, the network chose AEQ ARENA digital mixing console and AEQ SYSTEL 6000 for the centralized management of all incoming and outgoing communications associated to the company-produced programs, completely based upon on digital technology, but enabled to admit analog lines.
Now, in 2017, when “Radio Agricultura” moves to a new building and completely renews their facilities, the broadcaster has repeated its trust and is betting heavily on the technology from AEQ for its headquarters studios. Two new radio studios have been deployed around a 15-fader AEQ ARENA and a 12-faders AEQ FORUM mixing console respectively. Both of them are now interconnected using DANTETM multichannel Audio over IP protocol.
The old AEQ ARENA console located in the former studios, still in perfect operational conditions, has been reused for a third recording studio. In order to be able to integrate it (as well as many other reused material) in the new studios DanteTM network, AEQ NETBOX interfaces have been deployed as gateways between the reused analog or digital equipment and the new multichannel AoIP network.
In a similar way, the Broadcasters’ AEQ SYSTEL6000 multi-conference system is still fully operational and has been relocated to the new studios. It is providing service mainly on analog lines, although the installation has been completed with the new SYSTEL-IP platform, allowing for the management of up to 12 simultaneous Voice-over-IP calls dynamically on the three ON AIR studios, using touch screens.
The entire project has been led by “Radio Agricultura’s” CEO, Mr. Luis Langlois, and the Technical Manager, Mr. Marcos Reyes, in coordination with Mr. Luis Miguel Sánchez Migallón, AEQ Sales Area Manager, and AEQ technical staff that traveled to the country for the system’s configuration and start up.