LOCAL OFFICE EXPERTISE BENEFITS BROADCASTERS
Wheatstone and RCS have entered into a dealership agreement that will take the seamless integration of radio playout and IP audio networking one step further.
The combining of their respective studio technologies and resources will create a unique pact to provide broadcasters with end-to-end studio solutions from system layout, design and commissioning to 24/7 support from 28 local ofﬁces around the globe, including the United States, France, UK, Germany, Scandinavia, the Middle East, North Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, India, China, and Malaysia.
Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP is a complete IP audio network comprising audio consoles, routing, mixing, processing, silence detection and logic control. It is one of the ﬁrst AES67 compatible audio networks for radio and television, and the only distributed intelligence network to include audio resources such as mixing and processing at IP access points throughout the network.
RCS offers digital playout, music scheduling, trafﬁc and newsroom systems for broadcast, including new mobile applications that work on all of today’s contemporary browsers and mobile devices.
Taking advantage of the advanced capabilities of WheatNet-IP, RCS systems seamlessly integrate to the audio network through a Wheatstone interface that lets broadcasters initiate automation controls and route audio from anywhere in the network without the use of soundcards. With this new dealership alliance, the two companies will be able to seamlessly integrate system sales and support as well.
“At RCS, we look for opportunities to create tight integration with industry partners who our clients use. This new partnership with Wheatstone continues our concept of being a one-stop-shop for broadcasters—providing sales, installation, customization and support with one call,” said RCS President and CEO Philippe Generali.
“Our relationship with RCS will take advantage of both companies’ technologies and infrastructure by enabling the reduction of equipment and installation costs and making more efﬁcient use of software interfaces to augment and, in some cases, replace hardware,” agreed Wheatstone’s Director of Sales Jay Tyler.
Wheatstone has a manufacturing plant in New Bern, North Carolina, with a team of ﬁeld engineers who design and commission audio networks for broadcasters worldwide. The new dealership agreement will leverage the resources of both Wheatstone and RCS to provide high-level localized support for turnkey studio systems.
The agreement is effective immediately and applies to broadcasters globally.
ABOUT WHEATSTONE CORPORATION
Located in New Bern, North Carolina, USA, Wheatstone Corporation designs and manufactures professional broadcast audio equipment under the WHEATSTONE and AUDIOARTS ENGINEERING brand names. Products include digital audio consoles and control surfaces, analog audio consoles, networked digital audio systems, audio-over-IP, signal processing for on-air and studio applications, pre-wiring, and software.