BBC Northern Ireland chooses MADI-MON
The MADI-MON from 4HM, part of the Bel Digital Group, gives broadcast, live sound and production audio engineers a simple but reliable way of auditioning embedded MADI channels, without the need to connect to external routers or audio consoles. BBC Northern Ireland (BBCNI) has recently invested in a unit, supplied by Aspen Media, in order to facilitate monitoring of its new MADI audio router and communications systems.
As the first device to provide studio engineers with the tools necessary to interrogate the MADI stream in order to view the status of embedded channels, MADI-MON is an ideal monitor for the commissioning and maintenance of MADI-based audio systems. It is the only MADI monitor that makes all of the audio signals visible and accessible as a breakout simultaneously, with the status bits of the MADI stream also available for diagnostic use.
BBCNI chose the MADI-MON because of its ease of use and functionality. One of the unit’s key advantages for broadcasters is that if something unexpected occurs within a MADI system, the unit makes diagnostics - and therefore rectification - as fast as possible.
“’Dead air’ is the biggest enemy of all broadcasters, so fast and reliable diagnostics are a vital part of the system,” says 4HM’s Barry Revels. “We are really pleased that an organisation as prestigious as the BBC has put its faith in the MADI-MON, which will help ensure that its audience always enjoys continuous, high quality output.”