April 11, 2011
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.
RTS VLink – along with all VOIP products from RTS and Telex – is fully compliant with the EBU (European Broadcast Union) Tech 3347 Standard specifying the transport protocols, coding algorithms, encapsulation, and signaling required to ensure interoperability in audio-over-IP production intercoms. Tech 3347 makes use of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) technology, already common in IP telephony. SIP is a signaling protocol used for establishing sessions in an IP network. Over the last couple of years, the VOIP community has adopted SIP as its protocol of choice for signaling.
“RTS offered the very first TCP/IP-compliant intercom solution on the market back in 2003 with RVON-8 – the first product available supporting the G723 and 729 standards,” comments Ralph Strader, Business Line Manager for RTS and Telex, brands of Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division. “VLink extends this unmatched experience with VOIP technology, and represents the only fully interconnected DHCP-compliant virtual communications solution on the market today for a major hardware-based intercom communications system.“
RTS VLink Key Features:
- Anywhere, anytime access – The perfect solution for users that need secure, intelligent access to their RTS matrix, from anywhere, anytime.
- Flexible configuration – Scale the system to any number of ports (in eight-port blocks). Purchase only the capacity you need.
- Full integration into RTS matrix intercom systems – Allows full mapping of all intercom alphas.
- Fully DCHP compliant – Operates over open Internet connections. Secure access can be employed with a standard VPN connection.
- SIP support – Full SIP support, to and from the matrix.
- Flexible connectivity – Provides a variety of connection methods, including MADI, analog, or Firewire connections.
- True mobility – Access an RTS matrix via the Internet, using a Wi-Fi/3G connection.