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NEXUS Upgrade at the Vienna Volksoper

Vienna, Austria – November 2019… During the summer break, the Volksoper in Vienna modernized and partially renewed its NEXUS network, which had been installed by Berlin-based manufacturer Stage Tec since 2002. In addition, the NEXUS network was supplemented by a router. The project was undertaken with the SALZBRENNER media systems house.


The project included testing the NEXUS components from four Base Devices that had been in use for 17 years. After a factory overhaul and calibration, the majority of the components can still be used. In the new system, a NEXUS STAR router was added in order to efficiently achieve the high number of fiber-optic connections required. By upgrading the NEXUS software, the Volksoper can now use newer modules such as the XDIP DANTE board or the XMIC 8-channel TrueMatch® microphone converter.


“The collaboration worked very well and professionally. Only a few weeks were available for revision and expansion of the system. As with all theatre projects, the schedule had to be strictly adhered to so that the Volksoper season could begin on time after the summer break. Thanks to good preparation, delivery of the NEXUS components, installation and system commissioning were completed on time,” sums up Paul Prager, project manager at SALZBRENNER media.


About Stage Tec

Stage Tec Entwicklungsgesellschaft für professionelle Audiotechnik GmbH (Research and Development Company for professional audio technology), based in Berlin, Germany, specialises in the development and manufacture of innovative audio equipment. Stage Tec has an international reputation as one of the leading pioneers in the transition from analogue to digital audio technology. NEXUS® won the Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award in 2010 as “the finest, most versatile audio routing system available today”. Key products include the AURUS® direct access console (2002), the compact AURATUS® (2006) and CRESCENDO (2009) consoles for broadcast and theatre, and the ON AIR flex broadcast mixer (2014). The AVATUS IP-based console was launched in 2019 and picks up on the trend towards IP networking in the audio industry.



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