October 1, 2004
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.
When investing in new equipment, Polsat’s management opted whenever possible for modular designs that would leave the door open to future expansion. In this regard Telex/RTS systems fitted the bill perfectly. The centerpiece of the newly installed network is a 72 x 72 ADAM system from Telex/RTS. Peripheral devices include an ISDN2002 interface, a TIF2000 digital telephone hybrid and a UIO256 GPI interface, along with a variety of KP-32, MKP-12 and KP-12 keypanels.
Polsat’s faith in EVI Audio equipment is based upon its positive experiences with products from the Straubing, Germany-based company in the past. For some time now, an ADAM CS matrix in the larger outside broadcast vehicle and a Zeus matrix in the smaller have played key roles in Polsat’s transmission strategy.
A training course conducted by Manuel Brico, Product Manager Telex EAME, was part of the service offered by EVI Audio. Brico commented: “This solution is designed for the long term. Polsat’s engineers are already considering concrete ways of expanding the system. It is planned, for example, to integrate RVON VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) technology in the near future, followed by trunk masters and additional matrices.” The ultimate goal towards which the current investment is directed is the creation of a powerful network comprehending the totality of Polsat’s regional studios and outside broadcast vehicles.
ADAM: a GIANT in the broadcasting sector
Many of the largest broadcasting companies in the world (e.g. NBC) are firm believers in the merits of the ADAM matrix. For medium- to large-scale installations and events (such as the Olympic Games), ADAM is absolutely the preferred solution, offering the transmission of audio signals in CD quality. A single ADAM frame, seven rack units in height, will support any combination of up to 136 keypanels and 4-wire interfaces. Telephone and satellite links (via telephone interface) are also supported by the system, as are multi-channel party-line systems, radio transceivers, VOIP equipment and AES (input/output), whilst redundant controllers, power supplies, clock masters and other key components guarantee ADAM matrices the highest possible degree of operating security.