May 11, 2015
- RTS intercom systems streamlined communications for Audi and Volkswagen press conferences at the Detroit Motor Show
- OMNEO IP technology and a fiberoptic network minimized cable outlay
- Berlin communications expert CS Com Solution was responsible for the system solution
RTS intercoms made certain the Audi and Volkswagen press conferences went off without a hitch at this year’s Detroit Motor Show. Communication between the participants, control rooms, and technicians was assured by an ADAM-M matrix and a variety of RTS keypanels. To facilitate the preparation of SNG (Satellite News Gathering) signals, the systems on the two show booths were linked by fiberoptic cables and utilized IP-based OMNEO technology. Berlin communications specialist CS Com Solution was responsible for the design and implementation of the installation.
The RTS systems allowed participants, technicians, and control rooms to communicate freely on each of the two show booths, and also linked the show communications systems of the two booths for the provision of SNG signals.
On the Audi stand, CS Com Solution opted for an RTS system with IP-based OMNEO network architecture. The center of this system was an ADAM-M matrix to which 23 CLD series keypanels with color displays were connected. The keypanels closest to the matrix were interconnected via analog lines, whereas for the more remote ones OMNEO IP technology was preferred. “With the OMNEO Keypanel Interface (OKI) cards, we connected the keypanels in series using fiberoptic cables, thereby minimizing cabling costs,” relates Christian Drost, Technical Director of CS Com Solution. A BTR wireless system with 16 RTS beltpacks also gave staff freedom of movement.
Another RTS intercom system was deployed for the press conference of Audi’s parent company Volkswagen, with Drost and his team opting again for an ADAM-M matrix. Among the peripherals here were 41 RTS keypanels and a BTR wireless system. The OMI card of each matrix allowed 16-channel signal and communications exchange between it and its sister booth using OMNEO and fiberoptic connections. In each case the local operator made the signals available throughout the system.
“With the RTS communications systems deployed here, we provided users with a thoroughly positive experience,” comments Drost. “We were able to satisfy all requirements and the two press conferences were a total success.” In the light of its own uniformly positive experiences with the company’s products, CS Com Solution is poised now to invest further in OMNEO-capable equipment from RTS.
About the North American International Auto Show:
The North American International Auto Show (also known as the Detroit Motor Show) is the largest automobile exhibition on US soil, attracting each year over 800,000 visitors.
The Bosch OMNEO architecture allows the transport and easy control of audio, video and other data over IP networks satisfying highest levels of sound quality as well as synchronization whilst ensuring lowest levels of latency in a highly reliable and secure set up at competitively low system cost due to the use of standard IT components and lower installation as well as maintenance cost.
OMNEO is based on two key technologies – the media transmission component Dante from Audinate Pty, Australia and the system-control component OCA (Open Control Architecture) – and is enhanced by Bosch specific features. OMNEO provides highest interoperability, flexibility, reliability and future-proof technology by utilizing open public standards. Additionally, OMNEO comes with specific advanced features to even allow for mission-critical and life safety system applications. The technology provides a number of options for the interconnection of equipment from different manufacturers also outside of the traditional audio or intercom applications. An OMNEO media networking architecture can be scaled to include up to 10,000 nodes and can interoperate across multiple IP subnets and long distance for complex network designs and applications.