SAS News

SAS Launches CORE Advanced AoIP and Multimedia Router

Sierra Automated Systems announces its new CORE Advanced AoIP and Multimedia Router will debut at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The CORE’s features include:

  • DSP capability to simultaneously route thousands of multimedia channels in a local facility or to destinations around the world
  • User defined hardware for simultaneous operation of various media types
  • SAS Smarcast technology for control of WAN or LAN based Dante routes.
  • High capacity for syndicated broadcast programming
  • Less than 1ms latency for backline and front of house live audio routing
  • Direct-Feed for local multitrack recording
  •  DX-Plug for interstate or international multi-stream audio
  •  Simultaneous use of all features
  •  Expansion to additional CORE products via fiber optic connections
  • AES67 plug and play out of the box, featuring Dante by Audinate

Live concerts, recording studios and broadcast facilities can now rapidly and efficiently interconnect using the SAS CORE.  With the ability to simultaneously manage hundreds of channels of live sound, while delivering flawless 24bit multi-track recording audio, feeding hundreds of radio and television stations independent variable or linear transmission, and orchestrating the combined effort with IP messaging, the CORE will be the centrifuge of your show, TOC or NOC.

Be the first to see the CORE and the rest of the new products being unveiled by SAS at the NAB Show in Las Vegas at Sierra Automated Systems’ booth N6520 in North Hall between April 8 and 11.

To get more information about the CORE or to schedule a demo at NAB 2019 e-mail Press@SASAudio.com or visit SASAudio.com

SAS To Debut Stratos Smartcast Broadcast Operations Console

Sierra Automated Systems announces its new Stratos broadcast operations console will debut at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The Stratos Console line is built to exceed the expectations of today’s broadcasters with support for all audio and visual elements that come from today’s modern radio environments. Competitively priced and available in multiple channel form factors, the Stratos is the next step in console evolution.

Among the notable features of the Stratos are:

  • Ability to utilize each button, fader and knob as a video switching control
  • Low power consumption Organic LED displays for each fader channel
  • User-defined color mapping of each button
  • A new HTML5 GUI with full control of all audio and video elements
  • One step easy integration with Radio Phones by Data Voice Options
  • 100% modular and available in colors to match any studio
  • AES67 plug and play out of the box, featuring Dante by Audinate

Stratos Lead Designer Rey Montañez stated, “As Broadcasters continue to invest into social media platforms, podcasts and live streaming, the technology at their fingertips must evolve to satisfy new needs.  The Stratos provides a simplified surface to control visual and audio elements simultaneously, increasing productivity and quality of programming.

Be the first to see the Stratos and the rest of the new products being unveiled by SAS at the NAB Show in Las Vegas at Sierra Automated Systems’ booth N6520 in North Hall between April 8 and 11.

To get more information about the Stratos console or to schedule a demo at NAB 2019 e-mail Press@SASAudio.com.

AES67 Is A Breeze With SAS and Audinate

In the words of rap pioneers Public Enemy, “Don’t believe the hype!”  AES67 shouldn’t cause excessive head scratching, rather it should be embraced with plug and play technology from SAS and Audinate.

Too often, the technical geniuses of our time can cause confusion with their sub-atomic level discussion of new standards affecting the industry.  AES67 is, built on standards AoIP manufacturers may or may not adhere to without extensive code revision.

SAS has partnered with Audinate to offer Dante AoIP to it’s users.  Not only is Dante the industry standard for AoIP across the Audio-Visual and Live Performance world, it also adheres to plug and play configuration for the AES67 standard.

SAS offers solutions to control Dante audio mapping and control in a 32×32 configuration through the Rio Bravo and Nucleus IP engines. Virtually limitless Dante expansion is available with 16×16 Dante Cards for the 32KD.  Systems with more than 2,000 Dante Channels are now easily within reach using SAS’ new CORE Audio Routing systems.

Sierra Automated Systems Presents Gold iSL Console To Hall Of Fame Inductee Elvis Duran

In honor of Elvis Duran being inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame this evening, Sierra Automated Systems has presented Premiere Networks morning host Elvis Duran with a gold “Hall of Fame Edition” iSL console. During the special event at the Sierra Automated Systems booth, SAS President Ed Fritz and Vice President Al Salci were joined by Duran’s fellow Hollywood Walk of Fame recipient ‘Shotgun’ Tom Kelly to present the special “Hall of Fame” edition console.

Duran recently celebrated his 25th anniversary at iHeartMedia’s Z100 WHTZ New York and has had a legendary career that spans nearly 40 years including earlier successes programming WIOQ Philadelphia and KBTS Austin, afternoons at Z100, and evenings at Z93 Atlanta. SAS is used extensively throughout iHeart’s flagship facility that houses 6 broadcast stations, Premiere Networks operations, and iHeartRadio channels. SAS technology powers an Audio Distribution Network of over 10,000 channels and over 50 networked consoles.

In addition to the special edition console presented to Mr. Duran, SAS is debuting two new products at the 2018 NAB Show.

The Nucleus Advanced IP Engine is the latest fully integrated DSP based engine from SAS. 

The Nucleus Advanced IP Engine operates as a complete stand-alone audio console engine and utilizes an IP network infrastructure to interconnect and interoperate with other Control Rooms, Consoles and Engines. Additionally, interconnection to the SAS32KD is simply accomplished using the same AoIP Network where high demand I/O capacity is required. The small footprint engine is designed to fit in any control room and provides all functions necessary for any broadcast operation. Utilizing Open Media Protocols such as Dante, AES-67 and AVB the Nucleus connects to more third party devices than any other AoIP system. Nucleus features seamless integration with all automated playback systems including Wide Orbit and iAutomate.

R2: Rubicon Reimagined

SAS is also revealing the newest reimagining of its popular Rubicon audio console line. The R2 is the culmination of years of discussion with many top on-air personalities and engineers who have used the Rubicon daily for many years. The R2 features new LSI devices, IC’s and controllers and top of the class advanced metering, with selectable Standard VU and BS-1770 LU Meter ballistics. The R2 come with LED displays standard and upgradeable to OLED high resolution displays and in multiple anodized polished colors. And all of these upgrades come at a new lower price point.

SAS will be showcasing the Nucleus Advanced Audio IP Engine, R2 and all of their best of class products including the 32KD router, ICM32 intercom, and iSL console at the 2018 NAB Show at their booth at N6816 in North Hall.

Sierra Automated Systems is an innovator in Advanced Audio over IP transport, manufacturer of cornerstone audio products including on-air consoles, digital audio routers, integrated intercom systems and broadcast virtualization. At the 2018 NAB Show SAS will debut a new line of tools for broadcasters focusing on Open Media Protocols and the next generation of AoIP technology.

Contact Info: For more information contact Al Salci at (818)840-6749 or at press@sasaudio.com.

Elvis Duran inspects his new console

Sierra Automated Systems Vice President Al Salci shows off the Hall of Fame Edition console to Elvis Duran and ‘Shotgun” Tom Kelly

An up-close look at the special Elvis Duran monogram on the console

Sierra Automated Systems Launches New Products At 2018 NAB Show

Sierra Automated Systems continues its tradition of building innovative solutions for broadcast operations with the debut of two new cornerstone products.

The Nucleus Advanced IP Engine is the latest fully integrated DSP based engine from SAS. 

The Nucleus Advanced IP Engine operates as a complete stand-alone audio console engine and utilizes an IP network infrastructure to interconnect and interoperate with other Control Rooms, Consoles and Engines. Additionally, interconnection to the SAS32KD is simply accomplished using the same AoIP Network where high demand I/O capacity is required. The small footprint engine is designed to fit in any control room and provides all functions necessary for any broadcast operation. Utilizing Open Media Protocols such as Dante, AES-67 and AVB the Nucleus connects to more third party devices than any other AoIP system. Nucleus features seamless integration with all automated playback systems including Wide Orbit and iAutomate.

R2: Rubicon Reimagined

SAS is also revealing the newest reimagining of its popular Rubicon audio console line. The R2 is the culmination of years of discussion with many top on-air personalities and engineers who have used the Rubicon daily for many years. The R2 features new LSI devices, IC’s and controllers and top of the class advanced metering, with selectable Standard VU and BS-1770 LU Meter ballistics. The R2 come with LED displays standard and upgradeable to OLED high resolution displays and in multiple anodized polished colors. And all of these upgrades come at a new lower price point.

New Website

Sierra Automated Solutions has also launched the first phase of its new website at SASAudio.com. Developed in partnership with RadioBB Networks the website currently spotlights all of the products to be shown at the NAB Show and will soon become home to a social community built around SAS products and usage.

SAS At NAB Show 2018

SAS will be showcasing the Nucleus Advanced Audio IP Engine, R2 and all of their best of class products including the 32KD router, ICM32 intercom, and iSL console at the 2018 NAB Show at their booth at N6816 in North Hall. The company will be holding a special event on Monday, April 9 at 12:00pm where they will present legendary morning host Elvis Duran with a gold plated custom monogrammed “Hall of Fame Edition” iSL console in honor of his induction into the NAB Hall of Fame.

SAS Vice President Al Salci shared his enthusiasm with the new innovations being debuted. “We have many new things happening here at SAS.  We have new cost effective products for smaller installations, the launch of a new website and the special “Hall of Fame Edition” gold plated Elvis Duran Console. We wish to congratulate Mr. Duran on his iconic achievements and are excited and honored to be part of these exciting celebrations while looking towards the future of broadcast solutions ”

Sierra Automated Systems is an innovator in Advanced Audio over IP transport, manufacturer of cornerstone audio products including on-air consoles, digital audio routers, integrated intercom systems and broadcast virtualization. At the 2018 NAB Show SAS will debut a new line of tools for broadcasters focusing on Open Media Protocols and the next generation of AoIP technology. 

Contact Info: For more information contact Al Salci at (818)840-6749 or at press@sasaudio.com.  

SAS To Make Special Hall of Fame Presentation To Elvis Duran 

Sierra Automated Systems to present NAB Hall of Fame Inductee Elvis Duran with the first gold “Hall of Fame Edition” iSL console. 

Sierra Automated Systems will honor NAB Hall of Fame inductee Elvis Duran at a special Press Event on the NAB Show floor on Monday, April 9 at 12:00pm (booth N6816 in North Hall). During the event SAS Owners Ed Fritz and Al Salci will personally present Duran with the first of its kind gold “Hall of Fame” edition iSL console prior to his induction into the NAB Hall of Fame that evening 

SAS Vice President Al Salci stated, “In 2017, SAS celebrated its 30th anniversary by showcasing our history. In 2018, we look forward to celebrating Elvis Duran’s many achievements and showcasing the next generation of SAS products. Elvis Duran is the personification of our mantra, Only The Best Use SAS!” 

Duran recently celebrated his 25th anniversary at iHeartMedia’s Z100 WHTZ New York. SAS is used extensively throughout iHeart’s flagship facility that houses 6 broadcast stations, Premiere Networks operations, and iHeartRadio channels. SAS technology powers an Audio Distribution Network of over 10,000 channels and over 50 networked consoles. 

Sierra Automated Systems is an innovator in Advanced Audio over IP transport, manufacturer of cornerstone audio products including on-air consoles, digital audio routers, integrated intercom systems and broadcast virtualization. At the 2018 NAB Show SAS will debut a new line of tools for broadcasters focusing on Open Media Protocols and the next generation of AoIP technology. 

Contact Info: For more information contact Al Salci at (818)840-6749 or at press@sasaudio.com.