SAS Recognizes Duran, Launches New Consoles

SAS’ Al Salci (right) presents Elvis Duran with a gold Hall of Fame edition iSL console. “Shotgun” Tom Kelly is pictured in the middle.

Sierra Automated Systems honored NAB Hall of Fame inductee Elvis Duran during a gathering at its booth on Monday. SAS owners Ed Fritz and Al Salci presented Duran with a first-of-its-kind gold Hall of Fame edition iSL console. Duran was inducted into the NAB Hall of Fame on Monday evening.

“In 2017, SAS celebrated its 30th anniversary by showcasing our history,” said Salci, SAS vice president. “In 2018, we look forward to celebrating Elvis Duran’s many achievements and showcasing the next generation of SAS products.”

Duran recently celebrated his 25th anniversary at iHeartMedia station Z100 WHTZ-FM in New York. SAS points out that its equipment is used extensively throughout iHeart’s New York flagship facility, which houses six broadcast stations, Premiere Networks operations and iHeartRadio channels.

At the 2018 NAB Show, SAS is launching the Nucleus Advanced IP Engine, which operates as a standalone audio console engine and uses an IP network infrastructure to interconnect and interoperate with other control rooms, consoles and engines.

In addition, the company is showcasing R2, the newest version of its Rubicon audio console line. R2 features new LSI devices, ICs and controllers and metering with selectable standard VU and BS-1770 LU meter ballistics; it also ships with LED displays standard and OLED high-resolution displays as an option.