Senegal’s RTS deploys AEQ technology

  • 20 September, 2021


ESP: Senegal's public broadcasting company, known in French as Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise - RTS, is the state-owned company that controls the country's national radio and television channels. RTS was founded in 1932, and after many political changes in 1950 the radio section was established and the television service in 1965. RTS currently produces 2 television channels and several national and regional radio channels, all available via RF, satellite and online.

The technical management of RTS recently decided to renovate the company's central radio studios in Dakar, and AEQ technology was chosen to equip the heart of the new installation.

Belgian integrator Studiotech has installed the AEQ FORUM-IP digital audio consoles in the central radio studios and the AEQ BC2000D router in the station's central control room.

AEQ GRAND FORUM-IP is a mixing console designed for ONAIR broadcast control. It incorporates all the basic features necessary in this type of environment: automatic monitor cut, cough cut, faderstart, signalling control, control signals for the automation of external equipment, external communications management, intercommunication, etc. With its modular design and small size, it fits perfectly into a variety of scenarios: self-monitoring, control-locutory, TV production controls, sound production, mixed configurations, integration into large installations, etc.

Simplicity and control power combined in AEQ FORUM to cover the most basic operation needs as well as advanced ones. AoIP multi-channel input and output cards can be equipped with up to 64 input and output channels compatible with the new AES 67 protocol through DANTE technology. 

In the central control of RTS an AEQ BC-2000D matrix manages all the signals available in the installation. The basis of the BC-2000D Router digital audio system is the dual TDM bus, hosted in the BC-2000 DF chassis, capable of routing, mixing or distributing more than a thousand channels simultaneously.  The TDM bus is divided into an input bus and an output bus with the possibility of inserting DSP cards, achieving a high throughput of DSP processing capability.

The system can be decentralised by using MADI or AoIP Dante links as interconnection between multiple sub-racks. Moreover, equipment with Dante or AES 67 connectivity can be connected directly to the Dante / AES 67 cards located in the main frame or any sub-rack. 

Analogue and digital inputs and outputs can be combined according to current and future needs. All digital inputs and outputs are transformer isolated and an option is provided for when transformer isolation is required on the analogue inputs and outputs. In addition, options for microphone, AoIP, SDI, headphone and GPI/O inputs are also available.

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Senegal’s RTS deploys AEQ technology