A Year in Review
After a turbulent and trying 2021 across the
world, we are starting to look forward to 2022 and hope it brings more
stability and well-being for all.
However, it also gives us the opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months here at Nixer. It has been a tough and challenging time, but we are very proud of the achievements, including;
· Release of the RL256 1RU confidence
Available in 1RU with up to 4 ports, the unit allows a single operator to monitor up to 256 channels of Audio over IP. Four standard units are available to cover 64, 128, 192 and 256 channels and can be specified for use on Dante or Ravenna networks. We have also supplied units with both Dante and Ravenna network ports in the same 1RU frame with pricing available on request.
· Wi-Fi Adapter
Work continues on the Wi-Fi adapter for the RL256 - this offers monitoring and remote control via an iPad App to easily allow operators to make quick and easy confidence checks - the hardware is finalised and ready to order with the software due to be released Q1 2022.
· The latest PD Dante v3.0 firmware
update will be released next month.
This has a range of new features and will be available for all existing PD and RD Dante customers to upgrade free of charge via our website.
As more PD Dante
units are being used in TV productions, we were pleased to hear of one customer
who recently used 8 x PD Dantes while filming an
upcoming reality tv and cooking series for a leading national broadcaster.
engineers all like the intuitive and rapid source selection that the unit
provides and avoids additional laptops on location.
The latest v3.0
firmware is designed to provide additional features as a direct result of these
During the summer
games in Tokyo, PD Dantes were used by Host Broadcast
engineers to test and configure their Dante equipment.
Units were used at local venues for monitoring and testing but also to configure and setup the network at the main international broadcast centre while sited remotely at one of the stadia.
We're really pleased that the
word seems to be spreading and we're now getting involved with projects all
around the world.
These projects are across many
different applications, and we thank all the customers, partners and
distributors involved who make this happen.
The list below is a small
representative sample of projects where we've supplied equipment this year.
▪ Supplied additional PLR64K
units to a major European institution via partner TEVIOS. We have over 16 units
now installed across different meeting rooms.
▪ The World Bank installed 3 new
Control Rooms via Fingerprint Audio our partner in the USA and used a selection
of RD and PD Dante units. Fingerprint
Audio also supplied 2 x PD Dantes for us in the
Broadway production of 'Chicago the Musical'.
München installed 2 x RL64 Dante units in their new location and building.
▪ Projection Nouvelle provided 2
x PD Dante to an audiovisual installation in
Switzerland. Using 4 x breakout cables at fixed positions they were able to
utilise the portable nature of the PD Dante across different locations.
Pro Audio ordered 2 x RL256 and 1 x RL64 units for a new Polsat all IP truck.
continue to order units for a selection of new customers in Japan.
▪ 9 x RD Dantes
were ordered by Polymedia AV for a large Russian corporate banking AV project
as part of the regeneration of a Moscow business centre.
▪ 8 x RD Dante were installed by a
premier systems integrator for a large campus-wide educational multi-media
project in the Netherlands.
▪ A PD Dante ordered for use within the
Canadian Government’s Parliamentary Precinct’s Dante network.
▪ SNB Tech Thailand installed an
RL64 Dante at broadcaster TPBS Studios.
ordered a mixed Dante and Ravenna RL128 unit for their upcoming customer
demonstrations and roadshows.
▪ The P.A. People deliver a PD Dante to a new customer in Australia.
OUTSIDE BROADCAST TRUCKS
After release earlier this summer
the RL256 units are finding their way into the audio racks of the latest IP
based Outside Broadcast trucks.
The clear intuitive display is ideal for rapid source selection in demanding live events.
It also became apparent during the year of the different
applications we are now finding for the products.
On-Set Monitoring and Production Galleries
High end Corporate AV
Outside Broadcast Trucks
▪ Broadcast Studios and Master Control Rooms
Thank you for the continued
support of all our customers, distributors and partners.
We look forward to working with
you in 2022 on new projects and hope that we can all enjoy increased growth, prosperity,
With best wishes to you and your
families for Christmas and 2022.
Nick, Philip and Mark