January 1, 2006
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.
Fawasel TV has been only been broadcasting from Dubai’s booming Media City since January 2006, but with a million dollar budget, it looks set already to be a major player in the industry. Proof of the company’s ambition is its recent decision to invest in a variety of state-of-the-art intercom systems from RTS / TELEX including a Zeus II digital matrix, RTS keypanels, an RTS Two-Wire power supply and a number of belt packs, receivers and IFB Talent transmitters. Thanks to full compatibility of the RTS matrices, the company’s existing Sony cameras could be easily integrated into the system. As an intercom solution, the newly purchased equipment offers efficient duplex communication between directors and cameramen.
As well as the newcomer to Dubai’s booming media scene, well-established Dubai Television has also just ordered several RTS systems including four Zeus II digital matrices and a total of 20 keypanels for its four trucks, thereby achieving a dramatic improvement in the efficiency of communication between directors, producers and production staff.
RTS has also been making enormous headway in the rental sector; now based in Dubai, AV Concepts has just ordered an RTS Two-Wire intercom system along with a wide range of peripherals including six belt packs, six headsets and a number of splitters. As well as a considerable improvement in communication logistics, the new purchases offer the option of integrating wireless intercom systems such as the RTS BTR 700 or RTS BTR 800.
Explaining the reasoning behind the new investment, a RTS partner in the region said:
“The decisive factors influencing the decision were the reliability, expandability and compatibility of the systems as well as the excellent brand recognition of RTS. Given the boom in the Dubai broadcast sector, RTS products are set for a long run of success. Certainly in the intercom sector, the demand for high-end solutions is enormous.”