In November 2014, Rede Centro America Rádio (the Central America Radio Network) inaugurated its first Estúdio Glass or “glass studio concept” in the state of Mato Grosso. In this new concept of space, we seek to incorporate a higher level of technology and innovation.

To fulfill our objective, we acquired an AEQ Gran Forum digital console for our Estúdio Glass at Rádio Centro America FM Easy/99.1 MHz in Cuiabá, along with an AEQ Forum digital console for the studio network operations at the same station. To fill in other pieces of the network, we added three AEQ NetBox 32D AoIP network nodes and AEQ Phoenix Mercury IP audio codecs.

The new AEQ Forum IP is an evolution of the AEQ Forum. Added features and options make the Forum IP a cutting-edge console with almost infinite possibilities. Its redesigned control surface includes new softer switches, additional programmable keys and improved access of controls for the monitoring section. AEQ Forum IP can be equipped with AoIP input/output cards of up to 64 input and output channels, compatible with the new AES67 standard through Audinate’s Dante technology. Using this optional connectivity, it can receive and provide signals from/to other consoles, routers and other input/output terminal equipment.

With the infusion of equipment from AEQ we have improved our networking capabilities and can now accommodate analog, AES3 and AoIP signals. The overall result is a better product for our audience in terms of audio quality.

With AEQ Phoenix Mercury audio codecs we have interconnected the signals of the affiliate stations located in Cuiabá, the capital of the state along with other affiliates: Rádio Centro America Hits FM/99.9 MHz in Araguaia; 103.1 MHz in Caceres; 101.5 MHz in Rondonópolis; and 98.3 MHz in Sorriso. Since the acquisition both equipment and the technical support provided by AEQ has proven reliable. This motivated us to acquire a third AEQ Forum digital console to be incorporated in the second Estúdio Glass, this one at Radio Centro America Rondonópolis-MT.