Korean Broadcasting System goes full-IP with OMNEO
The national public broadcaster of South Korea, Seoul-based Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) operates one of the country’s largest television networks, along with radio and online services.
DECT-based ROAMEO wireless intercom integrates smoothly with ADAM-M matrix frameFour-channel wireless beltpacks bring full keypanel functionality to TMZ mobile production personnelBurbank-based Bexel consulted on the purchase and integrationBurnsville, MN (June 2019) – Fueled by breaking stories and celebrity news, TMZ has been a huge media success story over the past decade.
Gerling and Associates and Icon Broadcast provided design, fabrication, and integration for M.E. Pro Video & Distribution’s new OB truckODIN was selected for its highly scalable digital matrix architecture, single-rack-unit size, flexible connectivity and power efficiencyCustomers report flawless intercom functionality with outstanding sound qualityFormed in 2018, M.
OB truck provider Game Creek Video supplied mobile production facilities for the 2018 Thursday Night Footballgames on network televisionEach of the three trailers utilized RTS intercoms, with over 700 communication ports serving over 200 credentialed network personnelRTS ADAM and ADAM-M digital matrix intercom frames connected a wide range of digital and analog sources for seamless communications
Burnsville, MN (January 2019): With its fleet of 54 OB trucks, Game Creek Video was a natural choice to provide remote facilities for the 2018 Thursday Night Football telecasts, which recently wrapped at the end of December.
RTS regrets to announce the passing of its co-founder, Mr. Stanley Hubler.
Read about some of Stan’s huge contributions to the world of professional intercom and broadcasting technology here, as well as an overview of RTS.
High School for Environmental Studies converts classroom space into media production and television broadcast studioRTS supports project with donation of ODIN digital intercom matrixODIN’s state-of-the-art design supports both legacy analog and the latest IP infrastructure Burnsville, MN (November 2018) Located in a former movie studio in New York City’s West Midtown neighborhood, the High School for Environmental Studies (HSES) is focused on urban environmental education.
Poland’s second largest theater equipped with fully integrated IP-based RTS intercomInnovative design by RTS Partner Audio Plus based on ADAM-M matrix
Intercom solution praised for versatility including innovative cue light integrationLublin, Poland, September 2018 Described as the most important cultural institution in Eastern Poland, Lublin’s Centrum Spotkania Kultur (CSK) theater and concert hall has opened its doors following a full technical upgrade by renowned systems integrator Audio Plus.
UK-based outside broadcast specialist CTV relies on RTS ODIN intercom matrix for mission critical coverage of British Royal WeddingRTS ODIN now sits at the heart of new outside broadcast truck OB4CTV plans long-term, fleetwide expansion with RTS ODIN to capitalize on scalabilityHigh Wycombe, September 2018 Britain’s CTV has become the first outside broadcast specialist in Europe to use an ODIN intercom matrix, the new flagship of the RTS portfolio, having relied on it for mission critical, long-distance communications during one of the decade’s most watched television broadcasts – the British Royal Wedding.
Royal Shakespeare Company upgrades to RTS IP-based intercom with Amber SoundADAM-M matrix serves both Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres from central location with ROAMEO wireless solutionRTS wins on improved audio quality and secure wireless communicationsStratford-Upon-Avon, UK, October 2018… Few theatrical productions are as eagerly anticipated as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) production of Romeo and Juliet, now playing at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in historic Stratford-Upon-Avon.
RTS ROAMEO cellular DECT-based wireless intercom systems have streamlined communications as part of an extensive intercom system upgrade at Louisiana State University’s Athletics Department.
“We produce a lot of sports content for the SEC Network,” says Larry Allen, Broadcast Engineer at LSU.
One TV’s new outside broadcast truck equipped with comprehensive RTS intercom solution with an ADAM-M matrix, KP-Series keypanels and PH headsetsRTS intercom system designed by Professional Show used on the live broadcast of the 11th edition of X Factor ItalyIP-based workflow throughout production site based on OMNEO IP technologyStraubing, April 2018 – The X Factor is now represented in more than 51 local versions around the world, and for the 11th edition of X Factor Italy, broadcasting specialist One TV has fielded a newly constructed outside broadcast (OB) truck complete with a comprehensive RTS intercom solution.
Next-generation intercom matrix provides an unprecedented combination of flexibility, scalability and full-IP performance – all in a compact single rack unit packageEasy system expansion as your business needs require – up to eight units can be interconnected for a total of 1024 portsOffers the broadest interoperability with future, current and legacy RTS products – supports Dante-compatible OMNEO IP technology, and allows seamless connectivity between analog two-wire, four wire and digital devices
Burnsville, April 2018 – RTS is pleased to announce the global launch of the ODIN OMNEO digital intercom matrix at NAB 2018.
RTS is pleased to announce the global launch of the ODIN OMNEO digital intercom matrix at NAB 2018. The lastest in an ongoing program of IP-focused product launches, including ROAMEO DECT-based wireless system and KP-Series keypanels, ODIN is a major new addition to the RTS portfolio.
By Fredrik Borjesson (RTS) and John Ball (Microsoft Production Studios)
Intercom systems are used in fixed and mobile broadcasting, entertainment, houses of worship and other applications that require coordination of real-time production.
RTS to enable NBC Olympics to Integrate its Production with Communication Equipment and Services During its Coverage of 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
BURNSVILLE, MN. – February 8, 2018 – NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected RTS to provide broadcast intercom systems for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 9 - February 25.
NEP Broadcast Services introduces Equinox outside broadcast truck for all UK horse racing television coverageADAM digital intercom matrix and OMNEO IP technology transform NEP Group’s workflow with reduced cabling and vastly improved flexibilityOMNEO IP-technology forms backbone for future expansion
Straubing, January 2018 When the highly-prized broadcast rights for horse racing on British television recently switched channels, outside broadcasting specialist NEP Group seized the opportunity to create one of the UK’s most advanced OB trucks.
ROAMEO may sound romantic, but hazardous duty is also part of day-to-day life for a working intercom. VOGTLE, a Southern Companies nuclear power generation facility and long-time RTS customer, agreed to test the new cellular DECT-based wireless intercom system in a containment area where spent nuclear fuel is removed and replaced.
Italian broadcast specialist ONE TV provided the RTS intercom system to Sky Italia for race week productionFlyable production system uses ADAM-M modular matrix for compact, seamless production communicationFast setup, flexibility and flawless performance have earned RTS a permanent place in ONE TV fly systems and OB trucksStraubing, October 2017 For its coverage of the relied MotoGP race series, broadcast specialist ONE TV relies on RTS intercoms.
High performance beltpacks BP-4000 and BP-5000 from RTS with intelligent features and a new styling in a rugged IP-53 rated housingCost-efficient, easy-to-setup and easy-to-operate devicesAuto-detection recognizes wiring schemes of all industrial standards and configures beltpacks according to type of system plugged inAmsterdam/Straubing, September 2017 – RTS is introducing new partyline products at the IBC show in Amsterdam.
Successor of PH 44/88 series headsets with single sided (LH-300) and dual-sided (LH-302) modelsMeets all intercom needs requiring highly reliable connectivityUnsurpassed wearing comfort with high quality audio and increased durability Amsterdam, September 2017 - RTS intercoms is expanding its portfolio: The new LH-Series headsets by RTS are the ideal choice for all day-to-day critical communications applications that require field-proven technology and long term wearing comfort.
On September 9, 2017, with 102,700 people attending the game at Texas A&M’s Kyle Stadium, the new ROAMEO cellular DECT-based wireless intercom system from RTS performed flawlessly.
There were a total of seven access points on the system, with 16 beltpacks.
RTS intercoms with OMNEO IP technology enable flexible, scalable communications via the Dante audio network at Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s Stadium 1Electro-Voice ceiling and surface-mount loudspeakers won a six-brand shootout to earn placement in premium locations including the owner’s suiteDante-enabled hardware will accommodate future upgrades, including planned integration of ROAMEO wireless intercom system by RTS
Burnsville, MN, May 2017: Located in Palm Desert, California in the Coachella Valley, Indian Wells Tennis Garden boasts 29 regulation tennis courts.
Our new ROAMEO wireless intercom system has won TV Technology's Best of Show Award at the NAB show in Las Vegas! Together with brand new KP-Series pushbutton keypanels, ROAMEO drew the crowds to the RTS booth in Las Vegas.
RTS intercoms with OMNEO IP technology enable flexible, scalable communications via the Dante audio network at Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s Stadium 1Electro-Voice ceiling and surface-mount loudspeakers won a six-brand shootout to earn placement in premium locations including the owner’s suiteDante-enabled hardware will accommodate future upgrades, including planned integration of ROAMEO wireless intercom system by RTSBurnsville, MN, May 2017: Located in Palm Desert, California in the Coachella Valley, Indian Wells Tennis Garden boasts 29 regulation tennis courts.
RTS and Telex are pleased to introduce their new Director of Product Management at NAB 2017: Denis Castanet. Castanet replaces Ralph Strader, who retired in 2016.
Castanet transitions to this new position from his previous role as a Director of Business Development in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) sales region with RTS/Telex parent company Bosch Security Systems.
Dual-frame, 480-port ADAM digital intercom matrix serves eight studios, News, VT Ingest, and external Master Control RoomUsing the RTS Trunkmaster system, broadcast integration specialist Broadcast Video Services planned and managed a phased changeover with no downtime or interruptionRTS backwards compatibility enabled re-use of many legacy keypanels while adding the latest RTS OMNEO IP-technology
Straubing, March 2016 When Ireland’s national broadcaster, Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), decided the time had come to replace the aging intercom structure at its Dublin broadcast center, they chose a tender from Broadcast Video Services (BVS) of Loughlinstown, County Dublin, which recommended the RTS system for the upgrade.
Fully integrated into all digital RTS matrices, the wireless solution allows users to address either individuals or specified groupsUninterrupted, high-quality and license-free audio based on DECT standard allows integration of a large number of simultaneous users across wide areasROAMEO brings most advanced professional-grade long-distance wireless communications to RTS intercom systemsUser-friendly, intuitive operation ensured by icon-based setup and buttons with tactile feedback
Straubing/Amsterdam, February 2017 ROAMEO from RTS is a professional, easy-to-use and future-proof wireless intercom solution based on the license-free DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) standard with a protected frequency band.
Two multiplexer models FMI-4 and FMI-8 from RTS integrate analog devices in optical fiber networksFast and easy wiring of analog keypanels over one fiber network New devices support redundancy both on network and on node level providing highest flexibility, scalability and backward compatibilityAmsterdam/Straubing, September 2016 – Many broadcasters have studios in multiple geographical locations, with a large number of both analog and digital keypanels in use.
SIP server enables VoIP phone calls interfacing thanks to state-of-the-art Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) technology Future-proof solution to connect intercoms to digital phone systems; old analog phone lines no longer requiredSIP phone line provides backup solution for communication, operating independently of the trunking systemAmsterdam/Straubing, September 2016 – With the new SIP server functionality, RTS provides a cost-effective way for digital RTS ADAM or ADAM-M matrices to make phone calls via IP telephony.
South African Broadcast Corporation leverages existing intercom infrastructure with OMNEO IP networking technology from RTSRTS partner Tru-Fi Electronics consulted with SABC, and installed and commissioned the intercom systemThe full intercom system comprises three ADAM digital matrix frames and 157 KP-Series OMNEO keypanels from RTS, with digital hybrid telephone interfaces for full internal and remote communication
Straubing, September 2016: When South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) decided to update the intercom system at its main television production complex in Johannesburg, it selected RTS equipment featuring OMNEO IP networking technology.
The Bosch Communications Systems family of brands was well represented at the recent InfoComm trade show in Las Vegas – the industry’s largest AV technology expo, with a record-breaking 1,000 exhibitors and more than 38,000 visitors.
Watertube.tv, producer of Inside eSports, brings the global trend of live eGaming competition to Fox Sports in the NetherlandsAn RTS Zeus matrix intercom solution plays a critical role in assuring flawless communications throughout the 4.
RTS equipped six IMSP (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions) trucks, two NEP (North Eastern Production) vehicles, and several smaller video and RF hub trucks in the communications compound to live broadcast the 100th Indy 500.
Any application. Every budget. RTS has the best-in-class choice for you. RTS made this big, bold pledge to its customers at NAB 2016, backed up by our team of broadcast intercom experts, a range of new products and a full program of training classes.
First Olympics use of RTS OMNEO TechnologyBurnsville, MN (April 18, 2016): NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected RTS to provide broadcast intercom systems and support for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21.
New addition to the KP-Series, suitable for desktop and wall-mount operation OMNEO IP technology and Dante compatibility ensure high-quality sound 16 position multi-function lever keys and high-resolution color display for user-friendly operationFully backwards-compatible with all existing RTS matricesLas Vegas, NV (April 18, 2016): RTS is proud to introduce the new DKP-4016 desktop/wall-mount intercom keypanel at the 2016 NAB show.
Audio and control software packages for KP-Series intercom keypanels enhance functionality and flexibility - available now with one-time-only feeApplies to all KP-5032 and KP-4016 keypanel models, including the latest family member - the DKP-4016 desktop and wall-mount keypanelLas Vegas, NV (April 18, 2016): RTS is pleased to announce the introduction of two new packages for its KP-Series keypanels at NAB 2016, designed for high-tech users including large broadcasters and organizations with more demanding requirements for audio performance and remote control.
KP-3016, KP-3016A and EKP-3016 added to the KP-Series family New models offer great value solutions for a range of intercom needs 14/16 position talk/listen lever keys and high-resolution color displays for easy operation with a common user-friendly interface and industrial designFully backwards compatible with existing RTS matricesLas Vegas, NV (April 18, 2016): RTS introduced the first models from its next generation KP-Series keypanel family at the 2015 NAB show in Las Vegas.
Romanian broadcast specialist Studio Video Art invests in new outside broadcasting (OB) truckRTS intercom systems will provide communication for sport broadcasts such as the European football championship 2016ADAM intercom matrix from RTS forms heart of intercom systems
Bucharest/Straubing, February 2016: The Romanian independent production company Studio Video Art has equipped its newest flagship outside broadcasting (OB) truck with RTS intercom systems.
MTV Europe Music Awards 2015 in Milan with powerhouse performances by Justin Beiber, Pharrell Williams and Ed SheeranBroadcasting specialist United provided television images and sound for worldwide broadcast to over 160 countriesADAM and Cronus intercom matrices and Color Display Keypanels from RTS helped to secure flawless communications.
Suitable for desktop and wall-mount operation OMNEO IP technology and Dante compatibility ensure high-quality sound16 position multi-function lever keys and high-resolution color display for user-friendly operationFully backwards compatible with all existing RTS matrices
Straubing/Amsterdam, February 2016 RTS is proud to introduce the new DKP-4016 desktop intercom keypanel at the ISE show in Amsterdam.
This isn't just about the perfectly manicured playing field, yard markers, passes, tackles, touchdowns, punts, field goals, blockbuster halftime show or multimillion-dollar TV ads. This is about how all of the above comes into your home or favorite sports viewing establishment seamlessly.
Thanks to our customers and to everyone who voted, and congratulations to the RTS team! Read the TV Technology announcement here.
RTS's new KP-Series keypanels have won one of the 2015 Product Innovation Awards from NewBay Media's Broadcast/Video Group.
The Italian broadcast specialist ONE TV relies on RTS intercoms for its communicationsEach MotoGP motorcycle road race is followed by millions of viewersRTS ADAM-M modular intercom matrix forms the heart of the system
Rome/Straubing, September 2015: The Italian broadcast specialist ONE TV is relying on RTS intercoms to support its MotoGP coverage for Sky Italia, including an ADAM-M mid-size modular intercom matrix, color display keypanels and microphones.
First keypanel family with OMNEO IP technology on boardDante compatibility provides high-quality sound and ultimate flexibilityHigh-resolution color displays for intuitive, personalized controlMulti-function levers allow simple one-handed operationFully backwards-compatible with all existing RTS matricesInfoComm 2015, Orlando, FL: Coinciding with its 40th anniversary, RTS is pleased to present the first keypanel series with OMNEO networking technology on board to the AV integration industry at InfoComm 2015.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Championship draws 130,000 fans to Beaver Creek and Vail, Colorado, with millions watching on TVBroadcast production experts Game Creek Video provided communications for host broadcaster EPC and the International Broadcast CenterSeamless, flexible communications and easy on-site adjustments ensured with RTS ADAM frames and RTS KP-series keypanels
US-based broadcast production specialists Game Creek Video relied on RTS intercoms to secure communications at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015.
RTS intercom systems streamlined communications for Audi and Volkswagen press conferences at the Detroit Motor ShowOMNEO IP technology and a fiberoptic network minimized cable outlayBerlin communications expert CS Com Solution was responsible for the system solutionRTS intercoms made certain the Audi and Volkswagen press conferences went off without a hitch at this year’s Detroit Motor Show.
RTS intercom systems streamlined communications for Audi and Volkswagen press conferences at the Detroit Motor ShowOMNEO IP technology and a fiberoptic network minimized cable outlayBerlin communications expert CS Com Solution was responsible for the system solutionRTS intercoms made certain the Audi and Volkswagen press conferences went off without a hitch at this year’s Detroit Motor Show.
RTS presented its latest intercom solutions at the recent NAB show in Las Vegas – including the new KP-Series keypanels with OMNEO networking technology on board – and celebrated its 40th anniversary with customers and partners.
First keypanel family with OMNEO IP technology on boardDante compatibility provides high-quality sound and ultimate flexibilityHigh-resolution color displaysMulti-function levers allow simple one-handed operationFully backwards-compatible with all existing RTS matricesLas Vegas, NV, April 13, 2015 Coinciding with its 40th anniversary, RTS is pleased to introduce the first keypanel series with OMNEO networking technology on board at NAB 2015.
CTV invests in three new OB trucksNew flagship is OB11 – one of the largest outside broadcast (OB) trucks ever builtRTS intercom equipment secures communication on boardCTV, one of the largest independent OB companies in Europe, has equipped its three new OB trucks with RTS intercoms.
First keypanel family with OMNEO IP technology on boardDante compatibility provides high-quality sound and ultimate flexibilityHigh resolution color displaysMulti-function levers allow simple one handed operationFully backwards compatible with all existing RTS matricesStraubing/Amsterdam, February 2015 Coinciding with its 40th anniversary, RTS is proud to introduce the first keypanel series with OMNEO on board at ISE 2015.
NewBay Media’s Product Innovation Award, launched in 2013, recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries. Winners are selected by a panel of professional users and evaluation criteria include innovation of concept and design, creative use of technology, price value, and suitability for use in a broadcast TV/pro video or broadcast/online radio environment.
MTV EMA set new record at 20th anniversary in GlasgowBroadcasting specialist UNITED provided television images and sound for worldwide broadcast of eventIntercom systems from RTS guaranteed flawless communicationsGlasgow/Straubing, January 2015 Airing in more then 160 countries and territories, the 20th anniversary of the MTV EMA awards took place on November 9th in Glasgow.
RTS delivers unique intercom system across multiple local stationsEnsuring smooth communication with superior soundStreamlining operations with seamless communication across departments and local stationsSeoul/Straubing, January 2015 The Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is one of four major national South Korean television and radio networks.
United charged with responsibility for recording Miley Cyrus concerts Recordings in Barcelona and Lisbon for DVD production RTS ADAM matrix with a 144 x 144 configuration forms heart of communications networkLisbon/Straubing, December 2014 Miley Cyrus is without doubt one of the biggest stars around at the moment.
Dutch broadcast specialist Facility House adds OBV 6 to its fleetCommunication on board is secured by intercom system from RTS, including Cronus matrix and KP-12 keypanelsHilversum/Straubing, November 2014 With the new, HD-capable OBV 6, Dutch broadcast specialist Facility House extends its fleet of mobile production units.
12 000 visitors attend official congress of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions in ParisCSE charged with responsibility for communications inside venue and with hospital centers worldwideRTS intercoms and OMNEO IP-architecture form heart of communicationParis/Straubing, November 2014 EuroPCR, the official congress of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), is the leading annual course in interventional and cardiovascular medicine.
Cloudbass extends fleet with new HD-capable CBOB1Clients include Sky, BTSport, ITV, IMG and BBCCommunication inside the OB truck is secured by an ADAM intercom matrix from RTSRipley/Straubing, October 2014 Ripley-based Cloudbass is one of the largest outside broadcast providers in the UK.
Isle of MTV attracts 50 000 visitors to Malta with concerts by Nicole Scherzinger and Enrique IglesiasUnited responsible for recording of event for TV station MTVOn board the OB12, RTS equipment assured communications between United staffValetta/Straubing, October 2014 Each summer, Malta’s capital Valetta becomes the home of over 50 000 music fans from all over Europe.
British broadcast service provider NEP Visions provided host broadcasting services and domestic coverage for The Championships from WimbledonFor the tennis highlight of the year, systems from RTS were used – including, for the first time, an OMNEO network“Everything ran flawlessly from the first service on,” reports NEP’s Paul Fournier.
RTS celebrates world premiere of OMNEO External Interface-2 at IBC 2014Focus of RTS booth laid on OMNEO-compatible products and trunkingAmptown System Company, INC System Integrations and TRU-FI Electronics honored with “Distributor of the Year” awards and “Technical Support Excellence Award”
Amsterdam/Straubing - A record show attendance, massive interest in the latest OMNEO products – the annual International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), which ran this year from September 12th to 16th, once again lived up to expectations of RTS.
Zorlu Performing Arts Center is new home for musicals and music events in IstanbulPerformances so far have included Cats, Ennio Morricone, José Carreras and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker BalletRTS intercom systems ensure communication during productions and live broadcasts
In line with New York’s Broadway and the West End in London, Istanbul’s Zorlu Performing Arts Center is the new home of musicals and music events in Turkey’s metropolis of 14 million inhabitants.
OEI-2 (OMNEO External Interface-2) allows the migration of existing RTS equipment to OMNEO media networking architectureSupport for both USOC or 586B wiringLow-profile, user-friendly, mountable design
Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 12, 2014: RTS Intercom Systems is pleased to introduce the OEI-2 (OMNEO External Interface 2) at IBC 2014.
Dante-based audio networking brings a new era of digital audio routing and control to video broadcast production
Looking back, it can be difficult to remember that many of the technologies we now see as having been inevitable were not long ago in their infancy, their future prospects uncertain.
Customized solution provides an efficient and easily manageable systemConnecting operation teams to ensure glitch-free performancesAn ideal intercom solution that is cost-efficient, flexible, and scalableCommunication is a key factor for a performance to run smoothly so the audience can be fully immersed in the experience.
Latest generation 32-position color display keypanel from RTS High-contrast HD TFT display with high-efficiency LED backlighting Supports both the RTS RVON VOIP and OMNEO IP optional network audio cards
Las Vegas, Nevada (April 7, 2014): RTS is pleased to introduce the RP-1000 series to the Americas market at NAB 2014 (booth C6908) – the newest member of its color display keypanel family and the successor to the flagship KP 32 CLD.
Super Bowl XLVIII watched by 111.5 million viewers in the U.S. alone.Primary provider of mobile production facilities Game Creek Video deployed RTS matrix intercom products utilizing the OMNEO IP media networking architecture to provide the key cross-river link in a vast multi-venue comms system.
NEW YORK – February 04, 2014 – RTS has been selected to provide communications equipment and support to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from February 6-February 23.
Lincoln, NE and Jersey City, NJ – January 20, 2013 - Telex Radio Dispatch and PowerTrunk Inc. have announced the joint development of an IP-based dispatch console interface designed for the PowerTrunk-T TETRA system.
SuperSport South Africa adds two new vans to its fleet of outside broadcast vehiclesThese will be used primarily to provide live coverage of sporting eventsIntercom systems from RTS assure communications on location
The South African pay TV company SuperSport is one of the African continent’s leading broadcasters.
Over 50 million live viewers and over 150 million on the internet watched the twentieth MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam on November 10, 2013Broadcasting specialist UNITED provided television images and sound for worldwide broadcastIntercom systems from RTS guaranteed flawless communications
On November 10, Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome was the scene of the twentieth MTV Europe Music Awards.
OMNEO is a media networking architecture for professional applications ARNI significantly extends the reach of an OMNEO-based RTS intercom network to function seamlessly across subnets New RTS products mark the first deployment of OMNEO in the broadcast intercom industry New from RTS, ARNI significantly extends the reach of an OMNEO-based RTS intercom network to function seamlessly across subnets.
Latest generation 32-position color display keypanel from RTS High-contrast HD TFT display with high-efficiency LED backlighting Supports both the RTS RVON VOIP and OMNEO IP optional network audio cards
RTS is pleased to introduce the RP-1000 series – the newest member of its color display keypanel family and the successor to the flagship KP 32 CLD.
TV reality show The Mole has proved a ratings hit in Bulgaria Technical installation was performed by Mel Broadcast Solutions relying on systems from RTS Equipment involved included a Zeus III matrix and KP-12 keypanels
The reality TV format The Mole has proved extremely popular in Bulgaria.
CTV Outside Broadcasts, working with ESPN, relied on RTS to assure communications at the British Open 2013 OMNEO networking technology provided both program transport and system control “The combination of equipment from RTS and OMNEO facilitated to an enormous extent the communications logistics,” says Hamish Greig, Director of Engineering with CTV
The British Open Championship is the oldest golf tournament in the world.
Danish broadcaster dblux adds new outside broadcast vehicle, OB4 HD, to its fleet AVIT systems planned and implemented the fitting of the truck Onboard communications are assured by an RTS ADAM-M matrix with KP keypanels and the new RJ-45 network cards
With the launch of OB4 HD, the Danish broadcaster dblux has further expanded its fleet of high definition outside broadcast vehicles.
King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands was inaugurated on April 30, 2013 Hilversum broadcasting specialist UNITED provided the television images for what was the social event of the century in the Benelux region so far Intercom systems from RTS guaranteed flawless communications throughout the festivities Bosch video technology supported the police’s monitoring network
After 33 years on the throne, Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her son Willem-Alexander on April 30.
Sanjay Kumar appointed RTS Sales Manager CCS for Middle East and Africa In the future, Kumar will hold responsibility for RTS and Telex sales in the Middle East and Africa Sanjay Kumar: “RTS are the most reliable systems I have ever seen.
All ten cruise ships of the AIDA line are now equipped with intercom systems from RTS Amptown System Company was responsible for the installations The solutions in each case are based on the BTR-800 full-duplex wireless intercom system
With AIDAstella, the fleet of shipping company AIDA Cruises now numbers ten vessels.
As one of the earliest European settlements in Massachusetts outside of the Plymouth Colony, Duxbury is a community with a long, proud history. But that doesn’t mean that the town, an outer suburb of tech-savvy Boston, is behind the times.
For emergency dispatch operations at the Montville, Connecticut Public Safety, which functions under interoperability requirements mandated by the state, interfacing with a variety of radio systems from multiple other agencies is an essential requirement.
The RTS Intercoms team is very pleased to announce that its new RTS ADAM OMNEO interface cards have been presented with a TV Technology magazine STAR 2013 award for superior technology at this year's NAB trade show!
Photo, L-R: Gary Fisher, Sr.
OMNEO is a media networking architecture for professional applications New RTS ADAM OMNEO interface cards transform the RTS ADAM matrix into a flexible, IP-based, AVB-compatible intercom network Launch marks the first deployment of OMNEO in the broadcast intercom industry Las Vegas, NV, April 8, 2013: RTS ADAM intercom matrix products and OMNEO professional media networking technology have come together in a big way at NAB 2013.
The Transport Department of the Cook Children’s Medical Center, in Fort Worth, Texas, recently migrated from an analog dispatch console system to a fully IP-based Telex solution.
Cook Children’s Transport Department, also known as “Teddy Bear Transport,” provides pediatric and neonatal critical care transport via five ground ambulances, a helicopter, and a fixed-wing aircraft across a 17 county referral area as well as other areas within North Central and West Texas and Southern Oklahoma.
The Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg is undergoing renovation work scheduled for completion in autumn 2013 In the meantime, the stage manager’s console, which is equipped with RTS intercom equipment, has been moved to a temporary new location Amptown System Company was entrusted with the technical implementation
Opened in 1900 and seating 1,200, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg is not only the largest but also one of the finest theatres in Germany.
Austin, TX – The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is the state agency responsible for managing and conserving the natural and cultural resources of Texas. They provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities to visitors throughout 55 state parks, 4 state forests, 5 fish hatcheries and various other parks and recreation facilities.
RTS presented current products at Broadcast Video Expo in London Large interest ahead of RTS’s introduction of OMNEO-compatible RTS products With a new record number of visitors, this year’s Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) ran from February 26-28.
Ã‚â€žPinewood Studios in the UK is one of the world’s most famous film and TV production facilitiesÃ‚â€žRecent investment in new technology at Pinewood ran to several million poundsÃ‚â€žThe modernized intercom system now includes an ADAM matrix and keypanels from the CLD, KP-32 and KP-12 series from RTS
The UK’s Pinewood Studios has for decades been associated with the biggest international blockbusters.
RTS is pleased to announce that Jeff Berryman, Senior Scientist with Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division, will present his paper “The Open Control Architecture” at the NAB 2013 Broadcast Engineering Conference on Sunday, April 7, 2013 (room S227, Las Vegas Convention Center).
France Télévisions relied on intercoms from RTS to coordinate coverage of the French Open tennis tournament this year from Roland-Garros An ADAM matrix assured production communications, as well as event sound and images, were broadcast worldwide Comments Lionel Dubois of France Télévisions: “Fortunately the topology of the intercom network allowed us to ensure that all those who required it were plied instantly with the latest information as soon as it became available.
RTS presents “Distributor of the Year” award to Pilote Films at SATIS trade show French partner honored for second year running and fifth time in total Kamil Swobodzinski, Sales Director Europe: “With this award, we recognize the extraordinary work of Bettina Hülsmeyer and her team” Each year, RTS honors one of its partners as “Distributor of the Year”.
RTS equipment is securing communications in the newly renovated Reduta Bratislava concert hall, home of the Slovak Philharmonic Centron Slovakia was the company charged with the installation The extensive intercom system includes digital matrices, keypanels and headsets from RTS
Based in Bratislava, the Slovak Philharmonic is the leading symphony orchestra in Slovakia.
United Broadcast Facilities (UBF) was recently responsible for recording concerts by Coldplay, Andrea Bocelli and André Rieu On board the OB trucks, RTS equipment assured communications between UBF staff ADAM and Cronus matrices were used, as well as keypanels from the KP-32 and KP-12 series
Among the rock and classical highlights of the 2012 concert season were the sell-out appearances of Coldplay in the Stade de France in Paris, Andrea Bocelli in the open air in Portofino (Italy), and André Rieu in Maastricht.
Chic new beach club in the Romanian Black Sea resort of Mamaia equipped with an Electro-Voice distributed sound system Pro Sound Solutions of Bucharest was responsible for installation EVID and ZX1i loudspeakers, ZXA1 and Live X subwoofers, Q series amps and DC-One sound system processors are among equipment used
Mamaia is the largest and best-loved bathing resort on Romania’s Black Sea coast.
AVIT-Systems hosted post-IBC event on September 27 & 28 Focus laid on familiarization with new products RTS presented VLink in combination with RTS Zeus III LE+ and RTS Color Display keypanels as well as Wi-Fi-based BTR-240 radiocom system
Stavanger/Straubing, November 2012 An elite group of around 40 Norwegian broadcast specialists participated in the post-IBC event in Stavanger, Norway on September 27 & 28.
The Midway Airport base of Southwest Airlines in Chicago, Illinois relies upon Telex Radio Dispatch equipment to coordinate communications for its daily operations at the state’s second largest airport.
United is broadcast service provider responsible for coverage of Holland’s highest football league RTS equipment from Dutch distributor AXON ensures quality and user-friendliness of communications in all the firm’s outside broadcast vehicles ADAM and Cronus matrices, KP-12 and KP-32 keypanels, 2W/4W interfaces and BP-325 belt packs are among devices used
UEFA ranks Holland’s Eredivisie (Honorary Division) among the ten finest football leagues in Europe.
Forms core of Telex radio dispatch system Combines state-of-the-art technology with user-friendly installation and operation Telex is pleased to announce the global launch of the IP-224, the next generation IP Radio Gateway to form the heart of the Telex dispatch system.
World-famous Bolshoi Theatre reopened after a six-year programme of renovation Includes installation by Amptown, ProVideo and TDM of largest RTS stage-manager system worldwide System comprises two ADAM matrices with 448 ports, over 200 keypanels and around 120 belt-packs, plus a number of headsets and interfaces Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre is not only the best-known and largest venue for operatic and ballet productions in Russia, but is numbered also among the most important and celebrated theatres in the world.
RTS presented its latest products at the 2012 International Broadcasting Convention The focus was upon ADAM-M, VLink and Optocore glass-fibre interfaces for RTS systems As the IBC made clear, IP-infrastructures and -integration are gaining ground Large numbers of visitors, massive interest in the latest products – the annual International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), which ran this year from September 7-11, once again lived up to expectations for RTS.
OB4HD is latest addition to South African pay-TV provider SuperSport’s fleet of outside broadcast vehicles New HD truck was equipped and constructed in England by Sony Professional Solutions Europe Flawless communication on board is provided by intercom systems from RTS
The South African pay-TV provider SuperSport has just added a new vehicle, OB4HD, to its fleet of high definition outside broadcast trucks.
The world-famous Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris was recently equipped with a new intercom system from RTS Le Team and Pilote Films were responsible for the installation The equipment used includes an RTS ADAM-M matrix as well as KP 32 CLD and WKP-4 keypanels
The Moulin Rouge ranks among the world’s most famous nightclubs.
Ã‚â€ž Jonathan Ridel appointed RTS Regional Sales Manager UK & Eire
Ã‚â€ž Ridel joined the RTS sales team on August 1st
Ã‚â€ž Henceforth, Ridel will be responsible for RTS sales and marketing issues in the United Kingdom and Ireland
Jonathan “Jon” Ridel joined RTS on August 1, 2012 to serve as the brand’s new Regional Sales Manager UK & Ireland.
TELEX Dispatch Training with attendees from across EMEA Central themes were radio dispatch systems and new products Host Paul Mayer: “We are very pleased with the feedback and dialogue that has been generated”
Prague/Straubing, July, 2012 Around 15 participants from EMEA took part in the latest TELEX RoIP/VoIP (Radio over IP / Voice over IP) Dispatch Academy in Prague from June 19th to 21st.
The newly opened Birmingham Ormiston Academy has equipped its studios and theatre with equipment from RTS Ã‚â€žThe devices involved include a Zeus III LE+ matrix, MKP-12 and BKP-4 keypanels, MCP-90-12 microphones and a selection of belt-packs, head-sets and ear-sets Ã‚â€žAltered Images of Shepperton performed the installation
In September 2011, Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) admitted its first 325 students.
The old maxim "the right tool for the job" is as important for sound system design as for any other type of contracting. Successful installations often require fielding a set of components that each provide the precise characteristics needed for a given application but also offer a consistent overall sound signature.
Divex recently installed a communications system on board the Skandi Singapore dive support ship operated by DOF Subsea Communication with the divers as well as on board the ship is assured by a combination of Divex HeliCom Matrix™ and RTS/TELEX systems The latter include three Cronus matrices, a TIF-2000A telephone interface and KP-32, MKP-4 and WKP-1 keypanels
Deep-sea diving is one of the most hazardous of occupations, with decompression sickness and oxygen toxicity a constant menace.
The Okeanos Explorer is federal ocean exploration vessel equipped with a sophisticated multibeam mapping sonar, a 4000-m-rated remotely operated vehicle (ROV) suite and high-bandwidth satellite communication system.
Sony South Africa has installed equipment from RTS/TELEX in South African pay-TV provider SuperSport's latest outside broadcast vehicle It includes ADAM matrices; keypanels from the KP-32, KP-12 and DKP-16 CLD series; MCP-90-12 microphones; headsets from the new MH series; and a wireless intercom system from RTS/TELEX The HD truck will be used for live sporting transmissions and mobile television productions With no fewer than 24 channels, SuperSport, a subsidiary of the MIH Group, is the leading sports broadcaster on the African continent.
At many houses of worship a single location is plenty to keep the technical staff busy. But at Eagle Brook Church, technical operations encompass the needs of five distinct campuses across Minnesota’s Twin Cities metropolitan area.
From the local high school to the top professional teams, effective communication between on-field and off-field coaching staff is a crucial aspect of maintaining a high level of football play. Part of the coaching staff works from up in the coaches' booth, with its commanding big-picture view of the field and the opposing team’s formations.
With a massive new program of investment in its Nile TV International channel, which first went on air in 1994, Egyptian state television has prepared the way for the country's first-ever broadcasts in HD quality.
CTC Media is a leading independent broadcasting company in Russia. Operating five television networks in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Moldova, each targeted at a different audience group, CTC Media reaches over 150 million people.
Viditech Broadcast Facilities has been among the most in-demand broadcasting service providers in the Netherlands since 1990. To ensure it continues to exceed the expectations of its customers, the company, a member of the Facility House group, recently invested in a new outside broadcast vehicle: OBV5.
The annual International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam – the leading trade fair devoted to film, television and radio production – ran this year from September 9-13, and the newly enlarged booth of RTS/TELEX and the products on display drew a very positive response from industry insiders and the general public alike.
The wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock will be remembered as one of the media highlights of the year 2011: countless TV stations all over the world broadcast the entire ceremony live.
Wimbledon – the place at which the most sensational and dramatic chapters of tennis history have been written. Wimbledon symbolizes everything tennis has to offer: euphoria, drama, glamour and tradition.
The Bosch Safe and Sound Security and Audio Tour rolled in to Indianapolis’s legendary Motor Speedway for a special roadshow event on July 12.
Since launching in April, 2011, the industry’s largest exhibit truck has visited over 4,500 customers around the southwestern and southeastern United States.
Surgery is the archetypal team effort, with the combined skills of doctors, nurses, and technicians required to enable a successful outcome. In a high-stakes situation with little room for error, effective communication is key to ensuring that team members clearly understand exactly what needs to be done and when.
In live television and stage production, intercom provides a vital behind-the-scenes connection without which most shows would quickly fall into disarray. While wired systems typically remain static once they’ve been programmed, connected, and wrung-out, wireless intercom is a more dynamic medium.
Cost-effective RoIP Systems from Telex Radio Dispatch Bring Extended Range and Interoperability to a Major Metropolitan School District
In 1859, Denver was an out-of-the-way backwater of the Territory of Kansas, a supply hub for the few hundred gold-seekers panning the South Platte River and digging mines in the nearby Rocky Mountains.
- Leading event/exhibition industry magazine award for “Best Mobile Marketing Vehicle”
- Designed by Creative Solutions Group and Bosch Security Systems
- Safe & Sound Tour currently underway across U.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, July 12, 2011 — The NSCA Education Foundation raised more than $78,000 during special events and through contributions from industry professionals during fun, community-building fundraisers at InfoComm 2011.
With a student body of nearly 30,000, Portland State University (PSU) is the largest university in Oregon. The campus is made up of 50 buildings, including ten student housing facilities, situated on 50 acres in central Portland.
Marco Borsato is one of the biggest stars on the Dutch music scene. The 44-year-old singer has already accumulated no fewer than 42 platinum awards. Now with his current tour, the artist is breaking new attendance records.
Watch a major American sporting event on TV, and there's a good chance that the mobile production facilities used for the telecast have been supplied by Game Creek Video of Hudson, NH. Founded in 1993, Game Creek has grown into a premiere provider of top-quality television production units and engineering services.
Press Release issued by the Open Control Architecture Alliance (OCA Alliance) on June 15, 2011
A group of pro audio companies have formed an organization to promote a standard system control architecture for professional media networks.
The Turner Broadcasting System, part of the Time Warner corporate family, is among the largest and most diverse media companies in the world, including not only CNN but also such familiar U.
Orlando, FL, June 15, 2011: Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division will announce OMNEO, its media networking technology, at InfoComm 2011.
OMNEO has two components: (1) an audio program transport protocol suite that offers low-latency, high-quality multichannel audio stream exchange; and (2) a robust control protocol suite that provides reliable and secure system control for pro media networks of all sizes, from small to intercontinental.
Orlando, FL, June 15, 2011: To coincide with InfoComm 2011, the Bosch Security Systems Tech Support team is pleased to announce its new knowledgebase website (knowledge.boschsecurity.com), which includes a comprehensive library of technical articles covering all Bosch Security and Communications (Bosch Conferencing & Public Address, Electro-Voice, RTS, Telex) product lines.
FAIRPORT, N.Y. – Bosch Security Systems, Inc. announces more than 4,000 customers have interacted with Bosch products on the Safe & Sound Tour. Since its debut at the ISC West Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, the tour has travelled more than 3,500 miles to stop in 12 cities across the Western region of the U.
The next generation Ascend headset from Telex is now available, featuring a new, comfort-enhancing headband design. The Ascend has a unique modular design that enables the user to swap components for use in a variety of applications.
As of May 1, 2011, Andreas Köstlinger has assumed the position of Technical Support – Mobile Audio EMEA with EVI Audio GmbH. In his new position, Köstlinger will be the contact partner for tech support solutions as well as training opportunities.
Owned by the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), RTR is one of Russia's media giants. Broadcasting nationwide, it operates a large number of regional studios, all of which are linked to the RTR headquarters in Moscow via a network.
The beginning of June will see a reassignment of responsibilities at Bosch Communications Systems. To date, as Sales Director Pro Audio Export, Klaus Seitz has been responsible for the Pro Sound segment (Electro-Voice, DYNACORD) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), whilst Kamil Swobodzinski has been responsible for the marketing of broadcast and intercom equipment (RTS, TELEX) in the same three regions.
Bosch Security Systems recently added to its customer service resources with a new Knowledgebase-powered website: Security Knowledge Base.
The site includes a comprehensive library of technical articles that cover all the Bosch Security and Communications Systems product lines (Bosch, Electro-Voice, RTS, Telex).
The Nuremberg State Theatre is one of the largest and most prestigious playhouses in Germany. First opened in 1905 and thoroughly renovated for the first time after its rebuild in 1998, the theatre features three tiers and a total capacity of 1,000 visitors.
Around 20 participants from EMEA took part in the TELEX RoIP/VoIP (Radio over IP / Voice over IP) Dispatch Academy in Berlin “Bosch Repräsentanz” at the end of April (26 - 28). Hosted by Paul Mayer, TELEX Dispatch technical support engineer, the three-day workshops dealt primarily with TELEX radio dispatch systems.
The first RTS/TELEX systems were installed in the studio complex of media giant twofour54 in 2009, with an extensive upgrade following in the spring of 2010. Almost a year since the lavish and complex installation, the Abu Dhabi-based media enterprise is extremely satisfied with its investment, the concept of fully-networking its studios having proved a sound one in practice.
Hertfordshire-based Amber Sound has been appointed as a new RTS/TELEX distributor. In Amber Sound, founded in 2005, with Graham Paddon as its Managing Director, RTS/TELEX has secured a partner in the theatre business that is both competent and well established.
The farewell tour of the Norwegian pop group a-ha turned into a real triumph for the band led by vocalist Morten Harket. All concerts on the tour, which ran from March to December 2010, were sold out. The climax of the tour, four shows at the beginning of December in Oslo's Spectrum, was an emotional one.
Las Vegas, Nev., April 11, 2011: Launching globally at NAB 2011 from intercom industry leader RTS, the new RTS VLink (Virtual Linked Intercom) system enables remote users to interface with RTS matrix intercoms – including entire ADAM systems – via a simple PC-based Internet application, allowing an unprecedented degree of control and flexibility from anywhere in the world.
Bosch Security Systems, Inc. has launched the Safe & Sound security and audio tour – the largest, most interactive product exhibit truck in the industry. Featuring video surveillance, access control, intrusion and fire detection, critical communications, and audio systems, the mobile product display enables dealers, specifiers, and end users to experience Bosch products in dynamic ways.
This year's Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) ran from February 15-17 in Earl's Court, London. The annual gathering of the predominantly British, but also international, broadcast scene attracted a record number of visitors this year, with the high attendance level more than evident at the RTS/TELEX booth: "Our booth was outstandingly well visited throughout the fair," reports Adrian Richmond, RTS/TELEX Sales Manager UK & Republic of Ireland.
The Bosch Group is making one million euros available as immediate aid for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This will support the relief work being carried out currently in the country by the Japanese Red Cross.
-- The British broadcasting service provider NEP Visions has integrated the MADI-16 Plus card from RTS/TELEX into its new OB trucks, Gemini 1 and 2
-- The card connects the ADAM frames to the trucks' audio consoles
-- Via coaxial and fibre connections, up to 64 I/O channels can be scaled for all AES-10-compliant devices.
Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division is very pleased to announce that John F. Anderson has assumed the role of Product Marketing Manager, Intercom.Anderson will support the Americas region in his new role, applying his substantial industry experience and strong marketing background to develop and implement marketing strategies for RTS and Telex intercom products.
Bosch Security Systems, inc., Communications Systems Division is very pleased to announce that, effective February 1, 2011, Steve Johnson will assume the position of Global Brand Manager for all non-Bosch brands in the Business Unit Communications Systems.
AVnu Alliance™ is pleased to announce new promoter member Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division.
“Bosch Communications Systems is a strong supporter of open media networking standards,” says Bill Scott, Vice President of Engineering and Technology.
As the third largest county in the continental United States, Okanogan County spans 5,281 square miles of rugged north-central Washington terrain that includes parts of the Cascade Range and the Columbia River Basin.
For years, the independent broadcasting service provider Telegenic has been relying on equipment from RTS – not only in its conventional 2D trucks but also in the new 3D-equipped outside broadcast vehicles being added to the Telegenic fleet.
In true Texan tradition, everything about the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas) is bigger and better, including its state-of-the-art Electro-Voice sound system - the largest fixed installation EV sound system in history.
Russian broadcasting supplier Okno TV conducted its fifth technical seminar series in mid-October. Attendees voted the RTS/TELEX session the best. Subjects covered included trends and new products in the broadcasting market.
Telex Dispatch equipment is ensuring seamless communications along the length of one of the world’s busiest maritime thoroughfares: the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Working with Denis Aubé from Cartel Communications Systems, the Seaway has been able to determine the best configuration possible for their needs.
With its brand new waterfront headquarters in downtown Toronto, which heralds the resurgence of the East Bayfront District, Corus Entertainment takes evident pride in being state-of-the-art. The company's eight-story LEED Gold-certified Corus Quay building consolidates operations from 11 locations, including three radio stations and 24 television services, and brings together 1,100 Toronto-area employees.
The Ryder Cup is as much part of golf as the ball or nine iron. This tournament between the finest American and European golfers has been held every two years since 1927 – each time on a different course.
A Telex Radio Dispatch system based around IP-223 ROIP network adaptors and C-Soft control positions is providing a flexible solution for the New Hampshire Department of Safety, enabling them to gradually transition from 10 remote offices to a single centralized location in Concord without losing functionality.
Broadcast Intercom technology industry leader RTS now has three Emmy® Awards RTS recognized for “Development of Wireless Intercom” for broadcast applications Additional award for “The Belt Pack: Distributed Amplifier Systems in Live Production” RTS Intercom Systems (a brand of Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
Most of us are still looking to get more value for less money when we buy products these days. And a decent headset, especially one with active noise reduction, can be a costly item for any pilot. If your price point is out of range of some of the higher-priced ANR headsets, the Telex Stratus 30XT ANR (up to 16 dB) headset can be had for nearly half the price (it retails for around $500) with pretty much the same features that its pricier counterparts have, including an MP3 and cell phone adapter that allows you to attach both at the same time.
San Ramon Valley Fire District (San Ramon, CA) in the San Francisco bay area is one of many busy emergency service departments relying upon the solid performance of Telex IP-223 IP-based network remote adapters for their mobile command vehicles.
An easily maneuverable , medium-sized OB van has just joined the fleet of TV and independent film service provider Hayfisher Broadcast. The van is packed with state-of-the-art equipment, including eight wireless HD cameras and—the nerve-center of communications—a Zeus intercom matrix from RTS/Telex.
Visions is the UK’s largest independent outside broadcast facilities provider. For a quarter of a century now, the Middlesex-based company has been the first choice when it comes to the broadcasting of major sporting, cultural, corporate and social events.
How does a small city handle a big crowd without huge problems? That’s a key question facing authorities in the Gulf Coast hot-spot of Galveston, Texas, where popular events such as Mardi Gras, Spring Break, and the Lone Star Motorcycle Rally can draw nearly a half-million people to a city of under 60,000.
With the world’s first 3D outside broadcast vehicle, the British service provider Telegenic is inaugurating a new era in broadcasting: the truck, which was built by Sony Professional Europe, has been in service since the end of March.
Leading intercom manufacturer RTS has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with IntraCom Systems, developers of voice communications systems for mission critical markets.
IntraCom’s core product is VCOM™, the leading IP software matrix intercom system for professional communications, which runs on standard computer and network infrastructure and is based on a client/server architecture.
RTS digital matrix intercom systems were once again the number-one choice of major broadcasting corporations for a sporting event of global significance that took place in Vancouver, Canada, earlier this year.
With seats for over 6,200, the new Crocus City Hall in Moscow is the largest multifunction hall in Russia. The Russian service provider Theater Technics and Technology (TTT) installed a comprehensive TELEX/RTS intercom system – the heart of which is a Cronus digital matrix.
Not only is the Africa Cup, which ran until the 31st January 2010, in itself one of the footballing highlights of the year; the 32-match tournament was also treated as a dress rehearsal for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in June.
The State Theatre of Mecklenburg in Schwerin is one of the finest theatres in Germany. Since 1836, it has provided a stage for drama, ballet, opera, orchestral performances and even puppet shows. After closing in May 2009 to permit an extensive programme of refurbishment to go ahead, the theatre reopened its doors at the beginning of November.
Every football team requires flawless communication between the coach and the players. To that effect, Telex football intercom has had an exceptional working relationship with football helmet radio specialists Control Dynamics Corporation, and both companies have worked together with the NFL for 16 years.
Bosch Security Systems, Inc. will realign its sales, marketing, and customer service and support organizations in a move that will combine the Security Systems and Communications Systems Divisions in the Americas.
Telex RadioCom intercom systems are providing an optimal balance of user-friendliness and excellent audio quality at two new installations in Fargo, ND.
NLFX Professional, of Bemidji, MN, selected systems built around Telex RadioCom BTR-1 UHF wireless intercom systems—standard issue on NFL sidelines—for system upgrades at North Dakota State University and the FARGODOME.
Canton, Ohio played host to a rare mid-summer football tournament from June 25 to July 5, when eight football teams from North America, Europe, and Japan came to the Pro Football Hall of Fame to compete for the top spot in the first ever International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championships.
In a nuclear power plant, safety is always the top priority. Walls are heavily fortified with concrete and heavy gauge steel rebar that can be several feet thick. Entering & exiting the containment chamber where radioactive elements are stored involves a series of preparations that must be highly coordinated.
The NSCA Education Foundation in partnership with Bosch’s Communications Systems Division is offering two $2,500 scholarships to students entering the commercial electronics systems industry. Applications are now being accepted.
Arab media giant relies on Telex Intercom systemsThe Dubai-based broadcasting corporation MBC Group has just invested in BTR-700 systems from TelexStraubing, July, 2009 With nine channels and 90 million viewers worldwide, MBC is the leading provider of news and entertainment in the Middle East.
It's something we've all seen when stepping on board a 737: the flight attendant stretches the cord on her handset around the corner of the cabin interior, making space to let passengers board the aircraft while she makes her announcements…The B737-300/400 standard Telex HS-500 forward cabin interphone is mounted on a main thoroughfare wall.
With four dispatch centers and 33 remote sites spanning a vast triangle from Brownsville, TX to Mobile, AL and out into the Gulf of Mexico, Air Logistics LLC (a Bristow Company) of New Iberia, LA, is a leading provider of helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas industry.
The Eastern Quebec Emergency Call Center (CAUREQ) has chosen an IP-based Telex Radio Dispatch solution for their new Communications Center at Rimouski. Up until the Telex upgrade, CAUREQ had been using simple telephone and radio systems to cover their territory in the north-eastern part of Quebec, from La Pocatiere to Sept-iles on the north shore of the St.
The Department of Pediatric Oncology at Amsterdam’s Emma Children’s Hospital, which is attached to the University of Amsterdam’s Academic Medical Centre, boasts an unusual facility: a TV studio in the basement from which programs are produced by and for children suffering from cancer.
RTS Telex intercom systems are playing a major part in the new integrated operations of Global Radio, which owns the top rating commercial radio stations, including Heart FM, Classic FM and 95.8 Capital FM.
Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) uses systems from Telex and RTS Over the years, DMI has equipped its entire outside broadcast fleet with talkback systems from Telex and RTS Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) is a state-supported media organization based in Dubai.
Renowned Scandinavian AV specialist AVIT Systems is appearing at the LLB show in Oslo (February 3 – 8, 2009) One of the highlights of the firm’s presentation there will be its partnership with Telex, which began in the summer of 2008 AVIT Systems is one of the most prominent companies in the north European audio/video sector.
BearCom, one of the nation's leading Telex wireless distributors, worked together with their Houston branch and communications specialists NACR to provide Telex emergency radio dispatch equipment for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
A major new RTS talkback system has been installed at SBS Television by Magna Systems and Engineering.
With studios in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra SBS Television is watched by more than seven million Australians each week and broadcasts a unique mix of Australian-produced and international programs drawn from over 400 national and international sources.
At Sky Channel, according to Chief Engineer Sam Cannizzaro, their talkback and communications system forms a key cornerstone of the broadcasting service they provide. “Sky Channel pioneered satellite television in Australia.
In this year’s election 126 million Americans turned out to vote; the most in history. The television audience was assuredly massive as well, which meant that national broadcasters had to be ready for seamless, split-second updates during the entire night.
In this year's election 126 million Americans turned out to vote; the most in history. The television audience was assuredly massive as well, which meant that networks such as ABC Times Square Studios had to be ready for seamless, split-second updates during the entire night.
The Telex Dispatch systems at the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management (installed by BearCom) ensured seamless emergency services communications for the evacuation and monitoring of the area during Hurricane Ike in September 2008.
RTS Telex is pleased to announce that its RTS ADAM (Advanced Digital Audio Matrix) intercom system is playing a key role in the presentation areas at BBC Wales. The 80-port system, with seven KP32 key panels, allows operators and producers to communicate with each other in the new play-out facility at Broadcasting House in Cardiff, as well around the complex's control room, television presentation studio and gallery.
This year Beck Associates connected several local broadcasters with RTS and Telex RadioCom Intercom systems. Beck takes great pride in providing end-to-end solutions for their clients including integration, design, mobile production, and even custom millwork.
As a pioneer of private television in Africa, MNET (Electronic Media Network PTY Ltd) has written TV history. And today, the company based in Gauteng near Johannesburg continues to occupy a commanding position in the African media landscape, thanks to its diverse range of subscription channels.
For NBC, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing saw a record number of programming hours, a record number of audio and video feeds, the minimal use of mobile television trucks and a large portion of production done back home in the United States.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia outfitted their Cardiac Catheterization Lab with a state-of-the-art intercom system from RTS Digital Matrix and Telex. A Cardiac Catheterization Lab, or Cath Lab, is a specially equipped examination room designed for performing coronary catheterizations; a minimally invasive procedure that can diagnose or treat heart conditions.
This election year, several major US broadcast networks entrusted RTS to deliver communication to their production teams in realtime across the entire country during the convention. One major news network used RTS to establish a remote connection from Washington DC to St.
With immediate effect, UBMS is taking over the distribution of TELEX/RTS products in the United Arab Emirates.
The successful broadcasting and intercom enterprise has concentrated its activities on the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.
Ammar Fawzy, 29, will join Telex as Regional Sales Manager, working on CCS (Critical Communication Systems) in the MEA regions. Following Telex’s growth strategy, Fawzy completes the sales team for this year and will report directly to Kamil Swobodzinski, Sales Director CCS & ACT for EMEA.
With the arrival of Deborah Jackson, tech support at Telex UK has gained a valuable new member to complete its team. Deborah assumed her position on August 11 and will be responsible for all tech-related issues regarding CCS (Critical Communication Systems) and ACT (Advanced Communication Technology) products.
When tens of thousands of athletes, officials and spectators begin arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport for the 2008 Olympic Games, a colossal engineering and architectural marvel will await them: Terminal 3 of the gigantic airport, which was officially opened in February 2008, is among star architect Sir Norman Foster’s most spectacular creations.
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Bob Streeter, a communications veteran at NBC, about the intercom network they are using at the Olympic Games this year. Increased use of Trunking and RVON VoIP with an emphasis on remote manageability allows NBC to streamline overseas communication for a smoother production process.
Through CVE Milan, SKY Italy installed a complete multi-frame ADAM matrix intercom system complete with 6-character RTS keypanels and Telex wireless systems in their all-new Milan broadcast facility.
The new SKY satellite station has 6 studios and will employ 2500 people when construction is completed this year.
It isn't just the athletes that have to gear up for major sporting events like the Olympic Games – to the technical service providers, too, world-class events like these represent a challenge for which they must prepare at length.
Netherlands-based Cinevideogroup caused a stir recently with the acquisition of two new RTS-equipped high-definition OBVs (Outside Broadcast Vehicles).
Most of Cinevideogroup's OBVs and studios are equipped with matrices and keypanels from RTS/TELEX and its distributor AXON.
VIT-Systems A/S is proud to announce Telex Intercoms as a new partner. By this, AVIT-Systems is now designated as distributor of RTS and Telex Intercoms’ complete product lines in Scandinavia for the broadcast market.
The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing is the latest icon of modern architecture. The structure is a 200,000m² dome with a shell made of glass and titanium that is surrounded by a man-made lake.
The Suzhou Science, Technology, Culture, & Art Center is the newly-established cultural landmark of Suzhou City in China. Designed by master architect Paul Andreu, the center features a 1,200-seat grand theater, an entertainment restaurant, IMAX movie theater, seven film projection halls, a 33,000m² commercial center, and a crescent-shaped open square.
On February 1st, 2008, Kamil Swobodzinski was appointed Sales Director ACT (Advanced Communication Technology). Now the former International Trade Marketing Manager (Sales) with Blaupunkt has assumed additional responsibilities, having been appointed Sales Director CCS (Critical Communication Systems) for the regions Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) on June 9th.
How do you move a preconfigured rackmount array full of state-of-the-art communications equipment? Use a forklift, of course.
That is the scale of communications that major broadcasters require for this year’s Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Two years after its standup, radio-over-internet protocol routed network has a very different mission and much greater reach than originally planned. RIPRnet is a key communications network for both ground convoys and air operations throughout Iraq, consisting of 15 core sites and 37 ground station consoles.
At the IBC in Amsterdam, the foundations were laid for a stronger commitment of the company to the Eastern European and Russian markets. The most important measure taken was the recruiting of Stephen Rodway.
A new RTS ADAM (Advanced Digital Audio Matrix featuring RVON-8 VOIP interface) matrix system installation at the City of Houston Emergency Operations Center has raised the bar for mission critical communications in EOC applications.
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and The Institute for Exploration have been combing the waters searching for ancient mysteries and unearthing new phenomena. Central to their recent missions has been the RTS intercom system that provides unified communications from the world’s most remote locations.
Beirut-based Vatech Video & Audio has taken over the distribution of Telex/RTS products in the Lebanon with immediate effect. Fadi Serhan, the general manager of the company, has been an expert on the Lebanese broadcasting market for over twenty years, working as a broadcast engineer for ten years before founding Vatech Video & Audio in 1996.
The 2007 Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were a celebration of western sportsmanship. It also served as a showcase for Rio to prove itself as a modern city that is capable of hosting major international events.
The industry leader in general and commercial aviation headsets, Telex partnered with Hangar 63 to design and install an informative Telex display area that enables customers to view the complete line of Telex headsets more easily, to select the model that precisely addresses their aviation needs.
In the last few years, Ziad Soussou has garnered a great deal of experience in the distribution of intercom and broadcast systems in the Middle East. His outstanding knowledge of the trade and contacts have already borne fruit, as Nico Lewis, Sales Manager TELEX/RTS Intercom EMEA, relates:"Thanks to Ziad Soussou, this year has seen a considerable increase in the number of both enquiries from customers and concrete orders when compared with previous years, so he has considerably strengthened our position in a region in which the intercom sector is in any case booming.
Telex and Electro-Voice wireless microphone and intercom solutions used throughout biggest game in American Football
Bosch Communications Systems and its brands Telex and Electro-Voice recently provided wireless microphone and intercom solutions at Super Bowl XLI in Dolphin Stadium, Miami, Florida.
Following the recent acquisition of Telex Communications by Bosch Security Systems in late 2006, the company announced that the title and structure of the Bosch organization that contains professional audio product brands Telex, RTS, Electro-Voice (EV), Dynacord, Midas, and Klark Teknik will be named Bosch Communications Systems effective January 1st, 2007.
Now a year since it first went on air, the prospects for the nationwide Spanish private broadcaster La Sexta look excellent, with ratings on the rise, healthy advertising sales, and studios equipped to face the challenges of the future—with intercom equipment from TELEX/RTS.
Technology initially deployed to help protect Iraq's citizens during the referendum of the country's first constitution is now increasing security for U.S. troop convoys traversing the dangerous roads of Southwest Asia.
This is an excerpt from Tom Hoving's Long Distance Flying article for SkyGeek.com published in October 2006.
...This coming trip I will take another piece of gear, a Telex Stratus 50 Digital ANR headset.
NYC production-giant Sound Associates has been providing innovative audio and video products and services for over 60 years. Their specialties include: professional rentals and sales, consultation and design, entertainment production services, systems for special-need audiences and translation.
For TV broadcaster Channel 31, Okno TV built a complete broadcasting center from the bottom up, starting from scratch, too, when it came to the planning and installation of the video, audio, intercom, lighting, cabling and other equipment a television studio needs in order to function.
For a church to produce a service to be viewed fourteen times in seven different locations seems next to impossible. Lake Pointe Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas does it with help from a RTS Digital Matrix Intercom System.
World leaders in intercom solutions, RTS and Telex, recently provided solutions for the critical communications demands of Level Global, LLC, east coast based hedge fund brokerage house. Given the rapid speed at which financial markets change on a daily basis, Level Global turned to RTS and Telex for an extensive communications system that would facilitate immediate voice command and monitoring at four separate office locations in different cities.
Georgia-based Atlanta Sound and Lighting specialize in concerts, conventions, corporate presentations, political events and theatrical productions. Known for providing state-of-the-art stage productions for their customers, ASL has provided production services for the corporate A/V market and all genres of musical entertainment and has worked with many of the most successful names in the entertainment industry.
The founders come from different walks of life, two of them being MBA graduates and the third a sound engineer. Theirs is a powerful synergy; and it can't hurt, either, that the Director General, Bettina Hülsmeyer, comes from a family with a long tradition of technical innovation: it was her grandfather, Christian Hülsmeyer, who in 1904 invented radar.
Kaplin Medical Educational Services of Newark, NJ is using an RTS Zeus based system to communicate between 12 examination rooms, 2 wireless proctors and a 3 position control/monitor center. A team of licensed physicians located in the control room monitor and evaluate student physicians in the exam rooms on various medical practices and procedures via small ceiling mounted video cameras and an intercom station.
Best known for its wireless headsets worn by NFL and NCAA Division I football coaches, Telex Communications, Inc. is scouting additional sports sponsorship opportunities to promote a new, less expensive product designed for smaller properties, primarily high schools.
To cover the Winter Olympics in Torino, NBC made extensive use of Ethernet connectivity and Internet Protocol between the IBC, venues and stateside locations. One of the most significant changes took place within the core of NBC's communications system, (aka "RIB G"), which occupied 20 racks in the IBC.
What does it take to win a Super Bowl? Luck, hard work and, these days, a good set of headphones. Big ones. Authoritative-looking. Usually good for one or two quick rips off the head for dramatic effect when the ref makes a close call.
In his 1997 book The Innovator's Dilemma, Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen introduced us to the "disruptive technology" concept, which describes an innovation that challenges and ultimately replaces the conventional way of doing things.
Wireless communications within our public schools became a hot-button issue following the 1999 Columbine High School shooting tragedy. No one could argue that our educational facilities needed improved interoperability tools that would provide instant and continuous two-way access to first responders during a major incident.
Home to the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, the Fiesta Bowl and the rotating NCAA college football National Bowl Championship Series, the University of Phoenix Stadium is a general-use facility that hosts a wide variety of sporting, entertainment, trade shows, and corporate events.
The St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office in St. Augustine, FL recently installed Telex IP-223 IP-based network remote adapters and C-Soft Windows-based consoles in their mobile command unit, bringing an exceptional level of ROIP communications interoperability and ease-of-use to the vehicle.
Background A large electrical transmission and distribution company in the Northeast United States needed to update their 20 year-old, two-way radio network. The company’s consistency, convenience, and clarity of communication had been suffering as a result of the antiquated system.
The Murray County 911 Center in Sulphur, Okla. recently upgraded their dispatch capabilities with the help of IP-223 RoIP remote adapters and state-of-the-art C-Soft IP-based software.
The 911 center, Murray County’s sole dispatcher, had been operating with a simple telephone and radio system for years.
Hurricane Katrina proved to be one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. Thousands of people were killed, tens of thousands were left homeless, and damages totaled billions of dollars. The hurricane completely destroyed all communications infrastructure due to wind damage, flooding, power loss and structural failure.
For nearly a year, the Air Force has developed and tested a communications system allowing commanders to talk directly to troops operating convoys outside the wire. On Jan. 12, Radio over Internet Protocol Routed network, or RIPRnet, earns its initial operational capable title - achieving a critical milestone in the program's short history.
The brand new 40,000 sq. ft. city hall and police station in the Seattle suburb of Sammamish, Wash. has a sq. ft. of space for each of the city’s 40,000 residents. It’s is a beautiful facility that compliments the local environment perfectly.
American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC (ACEP LLC) recently upgraded their internal telecommunications network with Telex ROIP equipment, bringing a new level of flexibility and user-friendliness to day to day communications between their four main properties: the Stratosphere (Las Vegas, NV), Arizona Charlie’s Boulder (Las Vegas, NV), Arizona Charlie’s Decatur (Las Vegas, NV) and the Aquarius (Laughlin, NV).
Cobalt Equipment is an equipment rental company specializing in emergency services. When a wildfire, hurricane, tornado, flood, or earthquake occurs, Cobalt has State and Federal contracts to respond, and relies upon a wide variety of high-quality equipment at various locations around the U.
No fewer than three major players in the Dubai broadcast sector – Fawasel TV, Dubai Television and the rental company AV Concepts – have just ordered intercom systems from RTS, including Zeus II matrices, RTS Two-Wire intercom systems and RTS keypanels.
Lake Pointe Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas has expanded their intercom system with equipment from Telex/RTS, including a Zeus 24-port compact matrix, KP32 keypanels and BKP4 desktop keypanels. Approximately 6500 people attend 3 services each weekend at the Church, and enjoy state-of-the-art audio and video production facilities.
For the World Cup in Germany, the first major sporting event in the history of television to be produced in High Definition format, over two thirds of the world’s broadcasters are relying on systems from Telex/RTS.
EVI Audio has extended its profitable partnership in the pro audio sector with Turkish distributors Atempo Sound and Lighting Systems to cover the products of RTS Telex. Atempo Sound and Lighting Systems has four branches in different parts of the country, so proximity to customers is assured.
Mid Georgia Ambulance Service is an internationally recognized EMS operation with 29 ambulances and over 140 dedicated EMS professionals, who respond to over 30,000 requests for service each year. They provide 911 emergency response coverage across a large portions of Georgia including Cook County and Chattahoochee County; approximately 40% of Bibb County, and supplemental 911 coverage in Muscogee County.
The French company Visual Technology has just equipped its HD1 production truck with an Advanced Digital Audio Matrix (ADAM) as part of a full switchover to Telex/RTS systems.
Amsterdam / Straubing, September 2005.
At the Summer X Games, Telex hooked up ESPN's broadcast operations center (BOC) with four Advanced Digital Audio Matrix frames at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, with one each from Huntington Beach, Long Beach and the Home Depot Center in Carson.
Bratislava-based Centron Slovakia S.R.O. was created at the end of 1991. In the years since, the company has established a fine reputation in the intercom and broadcast sector, gaining further kudos in the spring of 2005 when the team led by Managing Director Radoslav Bako took over the distribution of RTS/Telex systems in the region.
Gentlemen, start your engines! There can scarcely be a sport in which rapid and reliable communication is quite as important as Formula One racing: all the cars are equipped with onboard computers relaying a constant stream of information on the status of the motor and chassis to the pit crews, who then analyze it and are able to pass urgent messages, if need be, to the drivers.
Polsat is the largest private TV network in Poland, covering the entire country with broadcasts that can be picked up by antenna or satellite. Now Polsat has set the course for the future with its move to spacious and lavishly equipped new premises in Warsaw.
The National Geographic Society has supported research and exploration of the Titanic for 78 years and in 1985, it capitalized on Dr. Robert Ballard's discovery of the wreck with "Secrets of the Titanic", which aired on TBS one year later to record-breaking ratings.
Nearly two decades after discovering the wreck of the world’s most famous ship, pre-eminent explorer and scientist Dr. Robert Ballard is set to revisit the 12,000-feet deep resting place of RMS Titanic in May and June 2004.
Greece’s state-owned broadcasting corporation runs three channels, ERT, NET and ERT3, and offers a full range of dynamic programming, from regular news bulletins, current affairs programmes, and live coverage of breaking news and sporting events to general entertainment programs of all kinds.
MediaComm is an uncompromising, full-service production company located in Charlotte, NC, where it has catered to local, regional, national and international clients for the past 12 years. Currently, MediaComm supports Fox Sports Net, Speed Channel, Nascar Images, The Inspiration Networks and a host of cable and corporate clients with its video and audio editing suites, award winning broadcast design group, state-of-the-art studios and remote production facilities.
Though the popular and controversial European TV show “Big Brother” might be in questionable taste, one thing is certain: eavesdropping has been elevated to an art form with the show’s use of the Telex/RTS ADAM Digital Matrix.
A major international TV sports network used the new Telex/RTS RVON-8 Voice over Internet Protocol card to assist in broadcasting the 2004 Australian Open Tennis Championship, which ran from January 19th to February 1st.
When the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers squared off in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego, the action on the field was broadcast in 28 different languages to a worldwide audience of approximately 800 million viewers in 220 countries and territories.
NBC's production intercoms and associated communications systems successfully support the efforts of NBC producers and technical staff for news, sports and entertainment programming. But changing economic times, increased system complexity and competition in the broadcast market demand that communications systems and infrastructure cost less and perform better.
Charlson Broadcast Technologies has chosen the Telex Communications, RTS TW intercom system to outfit its two new broadcast production trucks that cover horseracing at Ellis Park. Recently completed, the Telex installation is being used for communication between the 11 camera positions; studio simulcast control room and the new Charlson Broadcast live video production truck.
The communication systems that tied together NBC's New York and Atlanta facilities were critical to the coverage of the 1996 Olympic Games. These communication systems not only linked the two broadcast facilities together, but also provided communication between individual athletic venues and the network hubs.
NBC's Olympic broadcast plan calls for a "virtual" broadcast center - the International Broadcast Center or IBC - that ties the network's New York broadcast facilities in 30 Rockefeller Center to facilities NBC is building in Atlanta for Olympic Coverage.
The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta have come and gone, and with them one of the most ambitious broadcast operations ever undertaken was judged a success. NBC, the US broadcast rightsholder for the Olympics, chose to provide approximately 200 hours of coverage by operating its Olympics control facility in two separate locations, more than 600 miles apart.