NAB 2012: Studer introduces lower-priced Vista 1 compact console

Haramn’s Studer has introduced its Vista 1 Compact console in a low-cost configuration at the NAB 2012 show in Las Vegas.

The new desk, which comes complete as a single chassis, with control surface, I/O connections and DSP, is designed for use in both fixed and portable systems, such as newsrooms and game shows, while its compact size renders it suitable for OB and ENG vans, with a price of under $80,000.

The Vista 1 is based largely on the Vista 5, meaning that existing Vista users will be familiar with all the functionality of the Vistonics user interface and Studer Vista control surface, plus features such as true broadcast monitoring, talkback, red light control, GPIO, N-x (Mix Minus) busses, snapshot automation and DAW control.

With an integral DSP engine of 96 channels, the Vista 1 can handle mono, stereo and 5.1 inputs and is provided with 32 mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs and eight stereo AES inputs and outputs on rear panel connections. Both 32-fader and 22-fader models are available.

I/O can be expanded via the standard Studer D21m card slot on the rear, to allow MADI, AES, AoIP, ADAT, TDIF, CobraNet, Dolby E/Digital, SDI connections etc. A MADI link can connect to any of the Studer Stagebox range for XLR connectivity, as well as other formats.

New to the Vista family on the Vista 1 is an integral jingle player, played from audio files on a USB jingle stick, and triggered by a series of eight dedicated keys in the master section.

The Studer Vista 1 also features a redundant PSU, and RELINK integration with other Studer Vista and OnAir consoles means the Vista 1 is able to share signals across an entire console network.

Other new products from Studer at NAB include a new Vista Compact remote bay, Lexicon FX engine, RTW MT7 Metering Option for Vista consoles, EMBER broadcast/news automation control protocol and a Livewire AoIP card for the D21m system.