Seasons Greetings from Clyde Broadcast
Clyde Broadcast were working with and being supported by Scottish Development International at this years IBC 2012. As one of the largest broadcast shows in the calendar it was the ideal place for Clyde to exhibit and meet contacts in the radio industry to discuss radio studio projects, FM transmission systems, digital radio migration and outside broadcast systems.
Here is an interview by Scottish Development International with Clyde Broadcast Sales Director Brian Rowan discussing Clyde’s history, markets and why Scotland is an ideal strategic base for an international broadcast organisation.
Great news for Clyde Broadcast as they are awarded the contract for University of West of England at IBC by system integrator AVC. Raz Khan (pictured below with Clyde MD, Phil Collins) from AVC was delighted to sign the deal at the show. ‘ Clyde brought the experience that we needed to complete the radio section of the tender. From the beginning they were the number one choice to meet the spec and deliver on budget’. Phil Collins for Clyde commented ‘this contract represents more evidence that Clyde’s Synergy system has become the technology of choice for colleges and universities, we look forward to working with AVC to deliver for the customer’. University of West of England specified a highly flexible system for training broadcasters and journalist in live on-air environments and news scenarios.
It’s been a hectic few days for the Clyde Team at IBC with new products, contract signings and partnership agreements keeping everyone busy.
The new Synergy Enterprise system for radio network broadcasters has been very well received as has the SID studio indicator display system that provides station wide synchronised time, messaging and status information on standard screens. Keep reading for more news from the show.
Clyde Broadcast presents our Lumion Studio Indicators in our new video. You can see it below or by clicking the link.
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Optiware is involved with the deployment of Information and Communication Technology solutions to Public and Private Institutions, within the East Africa region.
They recently identified opportunities for radio broadcast projects but lacked a partner. That’s where Clyde Broadcast came in.
Clyde’s expertise allows technology companies to pursue radio broadcast projects in the knowledge that they have a partner that can deliver.
Now our teams work hand in hand from the earliest stages of project consultation and this combination of contacts and expertise has won the partnership prestigious projects including the Kenyan Institute of Education and Digital upgrades for KBC.
If your company has radio opportunities then let us know and we can help turn them into business.
Based around Clyde’s OctoMix professional broadcast mixer, with an industrial PC running
S-Radio, a suite of integrated broadcast software tools, these packages contain all you need to produce programs and broadcast in both Live Assist and Automated modes.
The Octomix Professional Broadcast Mixer is simple, easy to use and, comes with a 5 year warranty and redundant power supply, and is extremely robust.
The S-Radio Broadcast Software Suite includes On-Air, Production and Scheduling tools. This gives you total control over your station output with the minimum of fuss.
As you would expect from Clyde, we have designed in something a little bit special and the package includes an innovative interface to the mixer, providing intelligent remote starts and auto-monitor switching when previewing or cueing a track – functions normally associated with highly advanced (and expensive) systems.
The packages include furniture, speakers, CD player, microphones, stands, indicators, instructions and headphones, with optional phone-in package.
With all this and package prices from £5,000-£9,000 radio has never been SO EASY!
‘How much does a radio station cost?’
With all the different station designs that we’ve been involved with over the years that really is an impossible question.
But we are not shy of a challenge at Clyde so have produced a range of station designs and transmitter packages that will accommodate the majority of broadcast projects from internet broadcasters through to large commercial or state broadcasters.
Each station is based on the Synergy Digital Broadcast Centre which has proven so successful or the Hybrid S0 EASY RADIO System for lower budget projects for whom the benefits of digital systems are less pressing that budget constraints.
All the systems are available as turn-key projects with all aspects of the radio studio environment, central technical area, acoustics and transmission systems included.
So next time you want to know how much a radio station costs give us a call and we’ll answer the impossible question.
The process of Digital Migrating in a State Broadcast Organisation has so many different technical elements that often people and training can be left behind. Thankfully this wasn’t the case when Clyde Broadcast were involved with the project to digitise the Oyo State Broadcast facilities.
An extensive consultancy and specification process was undertaken with our local partner to identify the right equipment and crucially to create a plan for the digital work-flow in the new facility.
Pekun Oloyede, Media Consultant (pictured right) worked with presenters and production staff.
“The station staff found the equipment very easy to use. They were On-Air and using the technology very quickly.
Having the integrated Synergy system was a big advantage”
Clyde has developed training materials to ensure that the broadcast personnel are put first when it comes to digital migration. Because even with the best equipment in the world (from Clyde of course) it’s still people that make the programs.
KIE have been at the forefront of educational development in Africa since its inception in 1968. It has pioneered new teaching initiatives in Languages, Mathematics, Science and more recently IT and Network Technologies.
When embarking on a Digital Radio Project aimed at using radio broadcasting as a means to spread educational materials and create avenues for vocational training KIE selected Clyde Broadcast to develop an integrated 360 degree technology solution for the organisation.
Using the Synergy Integrated Broadcast Centre as the radio studio technology Clyde designed, manufactured, installed and delivered training programmes to KIE staff.
The system was inspected by the President during his opening of the facility and it was well received by the head of state and his entourage. He even took the opportunity to participate in the broadcast as a special guest.
The staff at KIE were able to use the advanced ARCs routing system to seamlessly break from live to pre-record modes without missing a beat.