Change of company name
Effective immediately former KLOTZ DIGITAL AG operates under the name of Qphonics AG
We would like to state, that due to the KLOTZ DIGITAL re-ownership (September 2009) we changed the company name to Qphonics. The decision to announce this during the 2011 NAB was intended to underline the new course of the company. Our US, Malaysian and Australian offices remain open and are now completely managed by Qphonics AG in Munich. All our offices will also change their name to Qphonics step by step.
Qphonics and MAYAH cooperation for a complete
IP broadcast platform
It was October 2010, shortly after IBC, as two broadcast industry players had the same idea. At last it was Detlef Wiese, CEO of MAYAH, firstly picking up the phone to give Armin Woods, Sales Director and initiator of the new Qphonics (formerly Klotz Digital) technology platform a call to find out if the two Munich based companies could find synergies for a joint tactical technology alliance.
"Sometimes the time is ripe and ideas are born with a natural drive, targeting in with the needs of our customers", says Armin Woods, as he reviews the highly interesting phase for Qphonics, which started shortly before the 2010 IBC, as he was in search of a new technology for the future of the company.
Then Armin Woods’ vision became reality as he met Luca La Rosa, Broadcast System Integrator and Engineering Consultant, during the 2010 IBC. After the two exchanged some ideas, it was clear that the company had found the perfect architect for developing the new platform and a new console concept. “Our idea”, says Luca La Rosa, “is to create a future-proof technology platform, which will finally allow real interoperability. Our goal is to become a new point of reference for the entire broadcast community."
As a manufacturer of state of the art A/V codecs, MAYAH’s technology was an ideal first contribution to this new platform. Detlef Wiese states: "It is a real evolutionary step by getting away from proprietary IP solutions to a completely open standard platform for an IP broadcast system. It is not just a console or just a router, neither is it a codec solution only. We are building a system covering the broadcasters needs for the complete workflow chain. I am very glad to cooperate with Qphonics. They have the background of consoles and know in depth how users want to operate them. Both parties bring in their knowhow and the sum of both results in a new product platform. I am fully aware that this is a competitive market but with this completely standard based approach we are on the right track. The broadcasters will love it!"
Armin Woods comments this huge step: "With the background of Klotz Digital, Qphonics has now re-established all assets, which have been the development of intuitive consoles and the processing of audio. Together with MAYAH we have a cooperational partner, which is the leading company in the field of audio transmission via IP, in particular on low latency. With the integration of MAYAH's FlashCast technology in the common product portfolio, this platform will bring the broadcasters a completely innovative new technological experience."
This new platform solution is covering the complete broadcast workflow chain, from the mixing console to the audio routing, audio processing, local and wide area transmission, plus software driver client management. All components are networked via Ethernet 802.1 AVB, which is a non-proprietary and standard audio/video transmission protocol over IP.
2010 is just about to say good bye, but we will not yet let it pass
without offering you the possibility to stock up your supplies of
VADIS cards. The following cards are available from stock and ready for
|V 639||VADIS 8 DA 5V||8-ch D/A 24bit with 5V voltage
|V 719||VADIS 8 AES IN||8-ch AES/EBU input card with
Sample Rate Converter,
75/110 Ohm switchable
|V 960||VADIS DSP||DSP card (Mixing, Gain,
Levelmeter, EQ, Dyn)
pls. specify Plug-ins
|V 126/1||V FIO1||Fiber-IO card (multimode) with
one TransCeiver (RxTx)
|V 126/2||V FIO2||64-ch Fiber-IO card
(multimode) with two parallel
Transceivers (RxTx, RxTx) incl. sync
|V 126/3||V FIO3||64-ch Fiber-IO card
(multimode) with two parallel
Transceivers and two additional TX Fodls
(RxTx, RxTx, TxTx) incl. sync
||VADIS redundant sync card
||V 198 *
||VADIS integrated controller
for V 880x frame
Please let us know your quantities ASAP as we will ship following the rule "first in first out". Also we will grant you an extra 5% discount on orders related to this mailing, limited to Nov 15th.
*Due to many customer requests, we have decided to produce a last batch of V 198s. Please also let us know should you need this card in the near future, as it will not be continued. We can only grant limited support due to the availability of certain needed components.
Looking forward to your orders - please contact Armin Woods by mail or phone: +49-89-4567 2 115
AEON based on V 888
In spring and early summer 2010 YLE, Finland’s national public service broadcasting company, put its new studio center in the main radio house in Helsinki Pasilia, into operation. Three of the four new studios;– P4 which is the main OnAir studio for daily programming, P7, covering daily sports, and studio Ylen Aikainen, the studio for local broadcasting in the Helsinki area – were all equipped with AEON 12 and 16 fader consoles. Studio P6, a large production studio with up to 16 guest positions, rounds up the new studio center. It was equipped with a 24 fader VADIS D.C.II split console, which is based on the VADIS router network and CMI controllers. The project has been realized via our sales and service partner Noreton Broadcast.
RMF FM Places DECENNIUM Order
RMF FM, Poland’s most popular private radio station, has placed another order through Qphonics’s sales and service partner Profi Audio Sp.z.o.o. The order includes two DECENNIUM consoles together with two units of VADIS 888 mainframes, and the complete equipment for a Master Control Room (MCR). Product Supply is scheduled to early July.
V 292 Discontinued
Munich/Germany, June 2010 – Qphonics has announced that effective immediately, production of the V 292 serial I/O card will be discontinued. The card, which was used to root serial data streams through the VADIS system, was recalled without successor product, as its technical capabilities no longer suited the needs of the market. Qphonics will continue to offer the V 292 until it is sold out.
UNITEDSCREENS MEDIA AG ACQUIRES KLOTZ DIGTIAL AG
Dr. Andreas Gruettner appointed new CEO–
Changes accompanied by increase in capital
Qphonics AG has announced today that it has been acquired by UnitedScreens Media AG. In association with the acquisition, the
companies have also entered into agreements securing the future financial support of
Qphonics AG. The agreements are intended to contribute to the long term
stabilization of the company, and to insure its further economic growth.
Under New Management
In accordance Dr. Andreas Gruettner has been appointed as the new Qphonics AG CEO, with the intention to take the company to a new era and direction. He is taking over from Thomas Klotz, who has resigned from his position with immediate effect.
Qphonics UPGRADES CHRISTIAN RADIO STATIONS IN POLAND WITH AEON AND XENON CONSOLES
Qphonics recently supplied XENON and AEON mixing consoles to church affiliated radio stations in Poland: Radio Victoria in Lowicz, and Radio Nadzieja in Lomza, received an AEON each; while Radio PLUS’s broadcast facility in Radom was equipped with XENON. All projects were realized by ProfiAudio Ltd., Qphonics’s Polish sales and service partner.
All three radio stations are focused on the region where they are located and broadcast local news, mainstream music, and evangelization to the catholic community. Often their program includes recorded material and feedings from the play-out system without operator assistance. Operators and journalists mainly present news, some life programs, and religious broadcasts; e.g. live recordings from the holy mass at the next cathedral and at similar occasions. Radio PLUS in Radom, for example, even broadcasts from the local church’s seminar campus.
Qphonics For New 3AW / Magic 1278 Rebuild
Fairfax Media has decided, under the guidance of Engineering & Operations Manager Stephen Beers,
to go with Qphonics for their new fully digital facility. "We are excited to be involved in the
rebuild of this iconic Melbourne institution, while realizing a new level of technical flexibility for Australia's No.1 Talkback station," says Trevor Head - Engineering Manager Qphonics.
Once again Qphonics proves that not only the technology alone wins projects of this size, but that experience, customer service and of course local representation with local stock of spare parts is imperative to Australian broadcast engineers when deciding on a particular manufacturer.
VADIS DCII Gets New Body
The iconic VADIS DCII has undergone various changes over the years without altering the functionality and award winning flexibility. Recent changes have seen improvements to the tub. "We didn't want to alter this iconic console too much, but we had to make some changes from a manufacturing point of view and changed some of the internal layouts. Due to these changes we were able to reduce the overall tub size, which we see as an improvement," says Product Manager Martin Krauss.