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,
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.
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,
’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.
’s two largest studios are already being refitted (largely in preparation for the Olympics): Studio D features an 72 x 72
from RTS, Studio A was supplied with an
40 x 40, and the City Studio uses an
24 x 24 in combination with a
. Studios A and D are about 1000 feet from each other, with
lines between the studios. The system is supported by a variety of
, such as the
, as well as
, and will continue to expand right up until the Olympics this summer. A
is another key element of the new configuration. The
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
with the addition of the
. The beauty of this system is that it is so easy to extend: the
is capable of managing up to 32
at the same time!
Manuel Brico, Product Manager of RTS & Telex
, commented: “In making these technological decisions,
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
, the various
can be linked directly to one another, yielding all the advantages of a giant logical
, 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
roadcast) will be equipped with 2
256 x 256 matrices for the
enter) at the Olympic games. The
will supply ALL national and international broadcasters with communications from the
, placing RTS & Telex at the very heart of Olympic events as they are broadcast on a global scale.
AOB Intercom Equipment List
- (2) ADAM Matrix Frames
- (32) AIO Cards (front & back) RJ45 type
- (4) Master Controller Cards (front & back)
- (2) Matrix Bus Expansion Cards (front & back) SBX, 2 BNC per back card
- (33) KP-96-7
- (27) KP-95-0 (6 more ordered)
- (4) EKP-96-8
- (2) CDP-950
- (31) Frames for Line Amplifier Cards, 2501
- (35) Power supplies for 2501 Frame, 2505
- (99) Quad Line Amplifier Cards, 2520
21,500 members of the media are expected to cover the Games: 16,000 broadcasters, including
, 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: