AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — At IBC 2012, HARMAN's Studer is introducing CMS Lite, the new, cost-effective telephone system solution for broadcasters. CMS Lite serves from a single studio up to multiple studio installations and integrates perfectly with Studer's range of OnAir consoles, making call-ins easier to manage in the studio.
CMS Lite uses state-of-the-art technology and allows the installation of a flexible and scalable phone system. CMS lite profits from renowned and powerful technology, already proven in various large broadcast environments with more than 100 users.
Because CMS Lite uses off-the-shelf standard IT components, it is very cost-effective, requiring less installation labor, less cabling and providing a high return on investment. CMS Lite also helps save costs by moving away from old-fashioned, proprietary telephone hybrids.
CMS Lite retains much of the functionality of the large CMS System, including DJ Self-op, switchboard operator and producer modes, waiting rooms and database support.
For example, an external caller is first put into a waiting room. The caller's number is automatically displayed; his name may be saved in the database, together with some additional information. If that person should call again, this information will be immediately displayed.
After a first, introductory talk the screener can drag-and-drop the caller to the studio where he immediately appears in the fader area of the console. The DJ can talk to the caller and bring him on-air at a single touch.
Outside calls can also be made by using either the on-screen keypad or the short-cut buttons for the telephone directory integrated in the database.
The CMS Lite system can start small, but may be extended later into an enterprise-wide server/client based system. If more operators are required to act in the background, more clients can be installed. If higher quality is desired, an optional codec can be added.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.