BBC puts NEXUS into MediaCityUK
Stagetec has supplied a large NEXUS audio network to the BBC for its new facilities in Manchester, which will be used for linking studio and production areas in the buildings there with external lines for connection to transmitters and other sites such as Broadcasting House and TV Centre down in London, not to mention various outside broadcast venues.
At the heart of the system are two Stagetec NEXUS STAR routers to which are connected twenty-one NEXUS Base Devices spread around all three buildings. The system has an overall capacity of about 7,600 I/O channels with a mix of analogue, AES and MADI that will be controlled and configured by the broadcaster’s own control system, Colledia Control. MADI connections are used for networking the Star routers, the Base Devices in studios and production rooms and the mixing and intercom system.