GERMANY: North German TV and radio public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) has extended its commitment to MAYAH Communications' Flashman portable audio recorders. More than 65 of the devices are now in use by journalists and editors at the radio facility in Niedersachsen, while the Flashman is also playing a part in NDR's internal education programmes, reports David Davies.
"After multiple changes of the platform for mobile recording of high-quality audio, we chose the Flashman as a standard recording device," said Ernst Bostelmann, head of NDR's external radio production department in Hannover. "Starting from the year 2007, the Flashman will also be used [during] the internal educational programmes of the entire NDR, which are taking place in Hannover, the capital of Niedersachsen."
The Flashman will be used by students to record work samples at the course's try-out stage, and will be deployed during a number of workshops.
In other news, MAYAH's promotion of flexible IP-based solutions - both in its own right and as part of the Audio-via-IP Experts Group - is bearing fruit in Russia, where a number of recent installations have made significant use of the German company's equipment.
As a result, MAYAH is set to ship to Russia a large number of codecs for STL, IP-over-SAT links, and regional content contribution and distribution network applications. Moscow's Studio-Service and St. Petersburg-based Digiton are among the companies to be specifying MAYAH equipment for such projects.
"The Russian and CIS market means simultaneously great distances, demanding efficient solutions for real-time audio and video signal transmission, as well as considerable density of media environment in the largest Russian cities. We are sure that Russian customers and [those in] the neighbour countries such as Kazakhstan or Ukraine will soon enjoy all the advanced features of MAYAH codecs..." observed MAYAH Communications' co-founder and CEO, Detlef Wiese.
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