THE ARAGÓN RADIO MEDIA FIGURES INTERVENE IN THE PROGRAMS FROM HOME WITH CODECS PHOENIX ALIO FROM AEQ
Aragón Radio is the commercial brand of Radio Autonómica de Aragón S.A., the public radio of this region, located in the Northeastern Spain and in the river Ebro basin.
Among the most popular voices of the regional network are Paco Ortiz Remacha, Ana Segura, Paco Doblas, and Javier de Solá. All of them -and many more- now work from home.
The spokesperson of Aragón Radio has told us: "The current situation requires us to work from home and from where we can produce our Radio programs. We are doing this with the same audio quality for our audience since listeners do not hear any difference in the final product being broadcasted. This has allowed us to continue working remotely with all the precautions, and reducing the risk of infection by the coronavirus COVID-19 ”.
Aragón Radio has traditionally relied on the proximity, equipment, technical solutions and accumulated experience of the Spanish Manufacturer AEQ. Aragón Radio maintains a close technological exchange with AEQ.
A Phoenix Alio portable audiocodec has been installed in the home of each of the four main presenters of this regional broadcaster. Connected to ADSL or domestic fiber, the ALIO becomes each talents local broadcast mixing console and is remotely producing the program audio and sending it to the Broadcasters headquartes. Here, two stationary Phoenix Venus3 Dante audiocodecs have been installed as dual receiver equipment, that is, each one supports the connection of two ALIO Audiocodecs. This allows easy two-way IP point-to-point communication between the presenters and the main Radio studio in Zaragoza.
The quality of transmission over the IP network is similar to what is achieved with the presence of the announcers in the studio. The equipment has been preconfigured at the station and has simply been connected to the Internet router at each house from where, after starting, they have automatically called the codec and channel assigned in the Central Control of the main station in Zaragoza. From there, all the controls of each ALIO are remotely operated, not only those for communication, but also the levels and tonality of each microphone and the level of each earphone are remotely regulated. Initially, the controls on the front of the device are locked to prevent errors, and the entire control is remote. When the presenter gets to know his tool, he is given access to use the controls in parallel with the Central Control Room. If the user observes any difficulties, press the HELP button to get the attention of the Central Control Room operator and check the connection.
“It is really good to be able to count on this type of professional solutions that AEQ offers us. It allows us to be able to continue to acively contribute to the programs remotely from home, staying on top of all the information and content during this current situation, and in turn with the maximum audio quality and security for users ”says Aragón Radio.
The popular presenters of Aragón Radio Javier de Sola, Presenter of "Despierta Aragón Informativo", Paco Doblas, Director of "Despierta Aragón Magazine", Paco Ortiz Remacha, Presenter of "Aragón Deporte" and Ana Segura, Head of Programs of Aragón Radio, show us the radio studios they have set up at home: A laptop, a microphone, a radio-synchronized clock, an AEQ ALIO audiocodec, and a great commitment to help all their listeners with the most up-to-date information.
"For AEQ it is a privilege to have had the opportunity to participate in ensuring that these magnificent professionals can inform first hand in a safe environment in the face of this critical situation for all - it fills us with great pride," says Guadalupe López, Sales Manager at AEQ and in charge of the needs of Aragón Radio.