Greek TV Opts for RTS & Telex

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Over the next three years, the intercom and communications system of Greece’s national broadcasting corporation, ERT, which runs three channels, is being upgraded with the installation of state-of-the-art equipment from RTS & Telex. The first shipment included ADAM matrices, KP series keypanels and BTR-700 intercoms.

Athens, Greece / Straubing, Germany

Greece’s state-owned broadcasting corporation runs three channels,

ERT

,

NET

and

ERT

3, 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.

ERT

is also a main sponsor of the 2004 Olympic games in Athens. To ensure that the Athens-based Corporation can continue to provide leadership and quality programming in Greece’s increasingly competitive TV market,

ERT

’s technical specialists have looked to the long term and decided to invest in state-of-the-art communications and intercom equipment from RTS & Telex.

ERT

’s two largest studios are already being refitted (largely in preparation for the Olympics): Studio D features an 72 x 72

Advanced Digital Audio Matrix (ADAM)

from RTS, Studio A was supplied with an

ADAM

40 x 40, and the City Studio uses an

ADAM-CS

24 x 24 in combination with a

RTS TM-2000 Trunkmaster

. Studios A and D are about 1000 feet from each other, with

trunk

lines between the studios. The system is supported by a variety of

RTS keypanels

, such as the

KP-32

,

KP-12

and

DKP-8

, as well as

ISDN

and

analog telephone hybrids

, and will continue to expand right up until the Olympics this summer. A

BTR-700 UHF duplex intercom system

is another key element of the new configuration. The

ADAM-CS

Matrix

is the ideal tool for the City Studio - nearby to the Greek parliament buildings - to be able to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest political developments. It makes the transfer of information faster, easier and more reliable, and allows the development of a larger network comprising all three

ADAM matrices

with the addition of the

RTS TM-2000 Trunkmaster

. The beauty of this system is that it is so easy to extend: the

TM-2000

is capable of managing up to 32

matrices

at the same time!

Manuel Brico, Product Manager of RTS & Telex

EMEA

, commented: “In making these technological decisions,

ERT

has invested in the future, simultaneously giving itself an unbelievable range of options and an enormous freedom of maneuver. For example, with the help of an additional

Bus Expander

, the various

matrices

can be linked directly to one another, yielding all the advantages of a giant logical

matrix

, with hardware distributed among various locations, and the option of integrating outside broadcast vans into the network. The entire system is modular in structure with virtually no upper limit to its expansion capabilities.“

In addition, the

AOB

(

A

thens

O

lympic

B

roadcast) will be equipped with 2

ADAM

256 x 256 matrices for the

IBC

(

I

nternational

B

roadcast

C

enter) at the Olympic games. The

IBC

will supply ALL national and international broadcasters with communications from the

IBC

, placing RTS & Telex at the very heart of Olympic events as they are broadcast on a global scale.

AOB Intercom Equipment List

Matrix

Breakout Panels

Keypanels

  • (33) KP-96-7

  • (27) KP-95-0 (6 more ordered)

  • (4) EKP-96-8

  • (2) CDP-950

4W Interface

  • (31) Frames for Line Amplifier Cards, 2501

  • (35) Power supplies for 2501 Frame, 2505

  • (99) Quad Line Amplifier Cards, 2520

Fact

21,500 members of the media are expected to cover the Games: 16,000 broadcasters, including

AOB

, and 5,500 photo/written press members. RTS & Telex will be at the heart of the coverage.

For more information, visit the RTS & Telex Intercom website:

www.telexintercoms.com

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