All ten cruise ships of the AIDA line are now equipped with intercom systems from RTSAmptown System Company was responsible for the installationsThe solutions in each case are based on the BTR-800 full-duplex wireless intercom system
With AIDAstella, the fleet of shipping company AIDA Cruises now numbers ten vessels.
The RTS Intercoms team is very pleased to announce that its new RTS ADAM OMNEO interface cards have been presented with a TV Technology magazine STAR 2013 award for superior technology at this year's NAB trade show!
Photo, L-R: Gary Fisher, Sr.
OMNEO is a media networking architecture for professional applicationsNew RTS ADAM OMNEO interface cards transform the RTS ADAM matrix into a flexible, IP-based, AVB-compatible intercom networkLaunch marks the first deployment of OMNEO in the broadcast intercom industryLas Vegas, NV, April 8, 2013: RTS ADAM intercom matrix products and OMNEO professional media networking technology have come together in a big way at NAB 2013.
The Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg is undergoing renovation work scheduled for completion in autumn 2013In the meantime, the stage manager’s console, which is equipped with RTS intercom equipment, has been moved to a temporary new locationAmptown System Company was entrusted with the technical implementation
Opened in 1900 and seating 1,200, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg is not only the largest but also one of the finest theatres in Germany.
RTS presented current products at Broadcast Video Expo in LondonLarge interest ahead of RTS’s introduction of OMNEO-compatible RTS products With a new record number of visitors, this year’s Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) ran from February 26-28.
Pinewood Studios in the UK is one of the world’s most famous film and TV production facilitiesRecent investment in new technology at Pinewood ran to several million poundsThe modernized intercom system now includes an ADAM matrix and keypanels from the CLD, KP-32 and KP-12 series from RTS
The UK’s Pinewood Studios has for decades been associated with the biggest international blockbusters.
RTS is pleased to announce that Jeff Berryman, Senior Scientist with Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division, will present his paper “The Open Control Architecture” at the NAB 2013 Broadcast Engineering Conference on Sunday, April 7, 2013 (room S227, Las Vegas Convention Center).
RTS presents “Distributor of the Year” award to Pilote Films at SATIS trade showFrench partner honored for second year running and fifth time in totalKamil Swobodzinski, Sales Director Europe: “With this award, we recognize the extraordinary work of Bettina Hülsmeyer and her team”Each year, RTS honors one of its partners as “Distributor of the Year”.
RTS equipment is securing communications in the newly renovated Reduta Bratislava concert hall, home of the Slovak PhilharmonicCentron Slovakia was the company charged with the installationThe extensive intercom system includes digital matrices, keypanels and headsets from RTS
Based in Bratislava, the Slovak Philharmonic is the leading symphony orchestra in Slovakia.
RTS equipment is securing communications in the newly renovated Reduta Bratislava concert hall, home of the Slovak PhilharmonicCentron Slovakia was the company charged with the installationThe extensive intercom system includes digital matrices, keypanels and headsets from RTS
Based in Bratislava, the Slovak Philharmonic is the leading symphony orchestra in Slovakia.
United Broadcast Facilities (UBF) was recently responsible for recording concerts by Coldplay, Andrea Bocelli and André RieuOn board the OB trucks, RTS equipment assured communications between UBF staffADAM and Cronus matrices were used, as well as keypanels from the KP-32 and KP-12 series
Among the rock and classical highlights of the 2012 concert season were the sell-out appearances of Coldplay in the Stade de France in Paris, Andrea Bocelli in the open air in Portofino (Italy), and André Rieu in Maastricht.
Chic new beach club in the Romanian Black Sea resort of Mamaia equipped with an Electro-Voice distributed sound systemPro Sound Solutions of Bucharest was responsible for installationEVID and ZX1i loudspeakers, ZXA1 and Live X subwoofers, Q series amps and DC-One sound system processors are among equipment used
Mamaia is the largest and best-loved bathing resort on Romania’s Black Sea coast.
AVIT-Systems hosted post-IBC event on September 27 & 28Focus laid on familiarization with new productsRTS presented VLink in combination with RTS Zeus III LE+ and RTS Color Display keypanels as well as Wi-Fi-based BTR-240 radiocom system
Stavanger/Straubing, November 2012 An elite group of around 40 Norwegian broadcast specialists participated in the post-IBC event in Stavanger, Norway on September 27 & 28.
United is broadcast service provider responsible for coverage of Holland’s highest football leagueRTS equipment from Dutch distributor AXON ensures quality and user-friendliness of communications in all the firm’s outside broadcast vehiclesADAM and Cronus matrices, KP-12 and KP-32 keypanels, 2W/4W interfaces and BP-325 belt packs are among devices used
UEFA ranks Holland’s Eredivisie (Honorary Division) among the ten finest football leagues in Europe.
World-famous Bolshoi Theatre reopened after a six-year programme of renovationIncludes installation by Amptown, ProVideo and TDM of largest RTS stage-manager system worldwideSystem comprises two ADAM matrices with 448 ports, over 200 keypanels and around 120 belt-packs, plus a number of headsets and interfacesMoscow’s Bolshoi Theatre is not only the best-known and largest venue for operatic and ballet productions in Russia, but is numbered also among the most important and celebrated theatres in the world.
RTS presented its latest products at the 2012 International Broadcasting ConventionThe focus was upon ADAM-M, VLink and Optocore glass-fibre interfaces for RTS systemsAs the IBC made clear, IP-infrastructures and -integration are gaining ground Large numbers of visitors, massive interest in the latest products – the annual International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), which ran this year from September 7-11, once again lived up to expectations for RTS.
OB4HD is latest addition to South African pay-TV provider SuperSport’s fleet of outside broadcast vehiclesNew HD truck was equipped and constructed in England by Sony Professional Solutions EuropeFlawless communication on board is provided by intercom systems from RTS
The South African pay-TV provider SuperSport has just added a new vehicle, OB4HD, to its fleet of high definition outside broadcast trucks.
The world-famous Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris was recently equipped with a new intercom system from RTSLe Team and Pilote Films were responsible for the installationThe equipment used includes an RTS ADAM-M matrix as well as KP 32 CLD and WKP-4 keypanels
The Moulin Rouge ranks among the world’s most famous nightclubs.
Jonathan Ridel appointed RTS Regional Sales Manager UK & Eire
Ridel joined the RTS sales team on August 1st
Henceforth, Ridel will be responsible for RTS sales and marketing issues in the United Kingdom and Ireland
Jonathan “Jon” Ridel joined RTS on August 1, 2012 to serve as the brand’s new Regional Sales Manager UK & Ireland.
The newly opened Birmingham Ormiston Academy has equipped its studios and theatre with equipment from RTSThe devices involved include a Zeus III LE+ matrix, MKP-12 and BKP-4 keypanels, MCP-90-12 microphones and a selection of belt-packs, head-sets and ear-setsAltered Images of Shepperton performed the installation
In September 2011, Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) admitted its first 325 students.
The old maxim "the right tool for the job" is as important for sound system design as for any other type of contracting. Successful installations often require fielding a set of components that each provide the precise characteristics needed for a given application but also offer a consistent overall sound signature.
The Okeanos Explorer is federal ocean exploration vessel equipped with a sophisticated multibeam mapping sonar, a 4000-m-rated remotely operated vehicle (ROV) suite and high-bandwidth satellite communication system.
Sony South Africa has installed equipment from RTS/TELEX in South African pay-TV provider SuperSport's latest outside broadcast vehicleIt includes ADAM matrices; keypanels from the KP-32, KP-12 and DKP-16 CLD series; MCP-90-12 microphones; headsets from the new MH series; and a wireless intercom system from RTS/TELEXThe HD truck will be used for live sporting transmissions and mobile television productionsWith no fewer than 24 channels, SuperSport, a subsidiary of the MIH Group, is the leading sports broadcaster on the African continent.
At many houses of worship a single location is plenty to keep the technical staff busy. But at Eagle Brook Church, technical operations encompass the needs of five distinct campuses across Minnesota’s Twin Cities metropolitan area.
From the local high school to the top professional teams, effective communication between on-field and off-field coaching staff is a crucial aspect of maintaining a high level of football play. Part of the coaching staff works from up in the coaches' booth, with its commanding big-picture view of the field and the opposing team’s formations.
With a massive new program of investment in its Nile TV International channel, which first went on air in 1994, Egyptian state television has prepared the way for the country's first-ever broadcasts in HD quality.
Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division recently assigned Nicolas Betancur as its new Field Sales Engineer, Communications – South. Betancur, who has worked for Bosch since 2006, will be based in Houston, Texas, and his responsibilities will include system design and sales support for Bosch Public Address and Conferencing, Electro-Voice, and Telex Intercom and Radio Dispatch customers in the Houston, San Antonio, and Southern Louisiana area.
CTC Media is a leading independent broadcasting company in Russia. Operating five television networks in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Moldova, each targeted at a different audience group, CTC Media reaches over 150 million people.
Viditech Broadcast Facilities has been among the most in-demand broadcasting service providers in the Netherlands since 1990. To ensure it continues to exceed the expectations of its customers, the company, a member of the Facility House group, recently invested in a new outside broadcast vehicle: OBV5.
The annual International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam – the leading trade fair devoted to film, television and radio production – ran this year from September 9-13, and the newly enlarged booth of RTS/TELEX and the products on display drew a very positive response from industry insiders and the general public alike.
The wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock will be remembered as one of the media highlights of the year 2011: countless TV stations all over the world broadcast the entire ceremony live.
Wimbledon – the place at which the most sensational and dramatic chapters of tennis history have been written. Wimbledon symbolizes everything tennis has to offer: euphoria, drama, glamour and tradition.
The Bosch Safe and Sound Security and Audio Tour rolled in to Indianapolis’s legendary Motor Speedway for a special roadshow event on July 12.
Since launching in April, 2011, the industry’s largest exhibit truck has visited over 4,500 customers around the southwestern and southeastern United States.
Surgery is the archetypal team effort, with the combined skills of doctors, nurses, and technicians required to enable a successful outcome. In a high-stakes situation with little room for error, effective communication is key to ensuring that team members clearly understand exactly what needs to be done and when.
In live television and stage production, intercom provides a vital behind-the-scenes connection without which most shows would quickly fall into disarray. While wired systems typically remain static once they’ve been programmed, connected, and wrung-out, wireless intercom is a more dynamic medium.
- Leading event/exhibition industry magazine award for “Best Mobile Marketing Vehicle”
- Designed by Creative Solutions Group and Bosch Security Systems
- Safe & Sound Tour currently underway across U.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, July 12, 2011 — The NSCA Education Foundation raised more than $78,000 during special events and through contributions from industry professionals during fun, community-building fundraisers at InfoComm 2011.
Marco Borsato is one of the biggest stars on the Dutch music scene. The 44-year-old singer has already accumulated no fewer than 42 platinum awards. Now with his current tour, the artist is breaking new attendance records.
Watch a major American sporting event on TV, and there's a good chance that the mobile production facilities used for the telecast have been supplied by Game Creek Video of Hudson, NH. Founded in 1993, Game Creek has grown into a premiere provider of top-quality television production units and engineering services.
Press Release issued by the Open Control Architecture Alliance (OCA Alliance) on June 15, 2011
A group of pro audio companies have formed an organization to promote a standard system control architecture for professional media networks.
The Turner Broadcasting System, part of the Time Warner corporate family, is among the largest and most diverse media companies in the world, including not only CNN but also such familiar U.
Orlando, FL, June 15, 2011: Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division will announce OMNEO, its media networking technology, at InfoComm 2011.
OMNEO has two components: (1) an audio program transport protocol suite that offers low-latency, high-quality multichannel audio stream exchange; and (2) a robust control protocol suite that provides reliable and secure system control for pro media networks of all sizes, from small to intercontinental.
Orlando, FL, June 15, 2011: To coincinde with InfoComm 2011, the Bosch Security Systems Tech Support team is pleased to announce its new knowledgebase website (knowledge.boschsecurity.com), which includes a comprehensive library of technical articles covering all Bosch Security and Communications (Bosch Conferencing & Public Address, Electro-Voice, RTS, Telex) product lines.
FAIRPORT, N.Y. – Bosch Security Systems, Inc. announces more than 4,000 customers have interacted with Bosch products on the Safe & Sound Tour. Since its debut at the ISC West Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, the tour has travelled more than 3,500 miles to stop in 12 cities across the Western region of the U.
As of May 1, 2011, Andreas Köstlinger has assumed the position of Technical Support – Mobile Audio EMEA with EVI Audio GmbH. In his new position, Köstlinger will be the contact partner for tech support solutions as well as training opportunities.
Owned by the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), RTR is one of Russia's media giants. Broadcasting nationwide, it operates a large number of regional studios, all of which are linked to the RTR headquarters in Moscow via a network.
The beginning of June will see a reassignment of responsibilities at Bosch Communications Systems. To date, as Sales Director Pro Audio Export, Klaus Seitz has been responsible for the Pro Sound segment (Electro-Voice, DYNACORD) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), whilst Kamil Swobodzinski has been responsible for the marketing of broadcast and intercom equipment (RTS, TELEX) in the same three regions.
Bosch Security Systems recently added to its customer service resources with a new Knowledgebase-powered website: Security Knowledge Base.
The site includes a comprehensive library of technical articles that cover all the Bosch Security and Communications Systems product lines (Bosch, Electro-Voice, RTS, Telex).
The Nuremberg State Theatre is one of the largest and most prestigious playhouses in Germany. First opened in 1905 and thoroughly renovated for the first time after its rebuild in 1998, the theatre features three tiers and a total capacity of 1,000 visitors.
The first RTS/TELEX systems were installed in the studio complex of media giant twofour54 in 2009, with an extensive upgrade following in the spring of 2010. Almost a year since the lavish and complex installation, the Abu Dhabi-based media enterprise is extremely satisfied with its investment, the concept of fully-networking its studios having proved a sound one in practice.
Hertfordshire-based Amber Sound has been appointed as a new RTS/TELEX distributor. In Amber Sound, founded in 2005, with Graham Paddon as its Managing Director, RTS/TELEX has secured a partner in the theatre business that is both competent and well established.
The farewell tour of the Norwegian pop group a-ha turned into a real triumph for the band led by vocalist Morten Harket. All concerts on the tour, which ran from March to December 2010, were sold out. The climax of the tour, four shows at the beginning of December in Oslo's Spectrum, was an emotional one.
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.
Bosch Security Systems, Inc. has launched the Safe & Sound security and audio tour – the largest, most interactive product exhibit truck in the industry. Featuring video surveillance, access control, intrusion and fire detection, critical communications, and audio systems, the mobile product display enables dealers, specifiers, and end users to experience Bosch products in dynamic ways.
This year's Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) ran from February 15-17 in Earl's Court, London. The annual gathering of the predominantly British, but also international, broadcast scene attracted a record number of visitors this year, with the high attendance level more than evident at the RTS/TELEX booth: "Our booth was outstandingly well visited throughout the fair," reports Adrian Richmond, RTS/TELEX Sales Manager UK & Republic of Ireland.
The Bosch Group is making one million euros available as immediate aid for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This will support the relief work being carried out currently in the country by the Japanese Red Cross.
-- The British broadcasting service provider NEP Visions has integrated the MADI-16 Plus card from RTS/TELEX into its new OB trucks, Gemini 1 and 2
-- The card connects the ADAM frames to the trucks' audio consoles
-- Via coaxial and fibre connections, up to 64 I/O channels can be scaled for all AES-10-compliant devices.
Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division is very pleased to announce that John F. Anderson has assumed the role of Product Marketing Manager, Intercom.Anderson will support the Americas region in his new role, applying his substantial industry experience and strong marketing background to develop and implement marketing strategies for RTS and Telex intercom products.
Bosch Security Systems, inc., Communications Systems Division is very pleased to announce that, effective February 1, 2011, Steve Johnson will assume the position of Global Brand Manager for all non-Bosch brands in the Business Unit Communications Systems.
AVnu Alliance™ is pleased to announce new promoter member Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division.
“Bosch Communications Systems is a strong supporter of open media networking standards,” says Bill Scott, Vice President of Engineering and Technology.
For years, the independent broadcasting service provider Telegenic has been relying on equipment from RTS – not only in its conventional 2D trucks but also in the new 3D-equipped outside broadcast vehicles being added to the Telegenic fleet.
In true Texan tradition, everything about the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas) is bigger and better, including its state-of-the-art Electro-Voice sound system - the largest fixed installation EV sound system in history.
Russian broadcasting supplier Okno TV conducted its fifth technical seminar series in mid-October.Attendees voted the RTS/TELEX session the best.Subjects covered included trends and new products in the broadcasting market.
With its brand new waterfront headquarters in downtown Toronto, which heralds the resurgence of the East Bayfront District, Corus Entertainment takes evident pride in being state-of-the-art.The company's eight-story LEED Gold-certified Corus Quay building consolidates operations from 11 locations, including three radio stations and 24 television services, and brings together 1,100 Toronto-area employees.
The Ryder Cup is as much part of golf as the ball or nine iron. This tournament between the finest American and European golfers has been held every two years since 1927 – each time on a different course.
Broadcast Intercom technology industry leader RTS now has three Emmy® AwardsRTS recognized for “Development of Wireless Intercom” for broadcast applicationsAdditional award for “The Belt Pack: Distributed Amplifier Systems in Live Production”RTS Intercom Systems (a brand of Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
An easily manoeuvrable, medium-sized OB van has just joined the fleet of TV and independent film service provider Hayfisher Broadcast. The van is packed with state-of-the-art equipment, including eight wireless HD cameras and—the nerve-centre of communications—a Zeus intercom matrix from RTS/Telex.
Visions is the UK’s largest independent outside broadcast facilities provider. For a quarter of a century now, the Middlesex-based company has been the first choice when it comes to the broadcasting of major sporting, cultural, corporate and social events.
April 23, 2010, India RTS intercom systems have helped make the Indian Premier League (IPL) a sporting phenomenon that has captured the imagination of cricket fans worldwide. The systems are used for telecasting “Extra Innings,” a wrap-around program from the league’s official television broadcaster MultiScreen Media (formerly SetMax).
With the world’s first 3D outside broadcast vehicle, the British service provider Telegenic is inaugurating a new era in broadcasting: the truck, which was built by Sony Professional Europe, has been in service since the end of March.
Leading intercom manufacturer RTS has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with IntraCom Systems, developers of voice communications systems for mission critical markets.
IntraCom’s core product is VCOM™, the leading IP software matrix intercom system for professional communications, which runs on standard computer and network infrastructure and is based on a client/server architecture.
RTS digital matrix intercom systems were once again the number-one choice of major broadcasting corporations for a sporting event of global significance that took place in Vancouver, Canada, earlier this year.
With seats for over 6,200, the new Crocus City Hall in Moscow is the largest multifunction hall in Russia.The Russian service provider Theater Technics and Technology (TTT) installed a comprehensive TELEX/RTS intercom system – the heart of which is a Cronus digital matrix.
Not only is the Africa Cup, which ran until the 31st January 2010, in itself one of the footballing highlights of the year; the 32-match tournament was also treated as a dress rehearsal for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in June.
The State Theatre of Mecklenburg in Schwerin is one of the finest theatres in Germany. Since 1836, it has provided a stage for drama, ballet, opera, orchestral performances and even puppet shows. After closing in May 2009 to permit an extensive programme of refurbishment to go ahead, the theatre reopened its doors at the beginning of November.
Every football team requires flawless communication between the coach and the players. To that effect, Telex football intercom has had an exceptional working relationship with football helmet radio specialists Control Dynamics Corporation, and both companies have worked together with the NFL for 16 years.
Bosch Security Systems, Inc. will realign its sales, marketing, and customer service and support organizations in a move that will combine the Security Systems and Communications Systems Divisions in the Americas.
Telex RadioCom intercom systems are providing an optimal balance of user-friendliness and excellent audio quality at two new installations in Fargo, ND.
NLFX Professional, of Bemidji, MN, selected systems built around Telex RadioCom BTR-1 UHF wireless intercom systems—standard issue on NFL sidelines—for system upgrades at North Dakota State University and the FARGODOME.
In a move that reinforces the company’s longstanding commitment to the broadcast industry, RTS has announced that Regional Sales Manager Ken Smalley has been reassigned as Key Account Manager, Broadcast, a newly created position that will focus upon the needs of key customers across the entire US broadcast market.
Canton, Ohio played host to a rare mid-summer football tournament from June 25 to July 5, when eight football teams from North America, Europe, and Japan came to the Pro Football Hall of Fame to compete for the top spot in the first ever International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championships.
The NSCA Education Foundation in partnership with Bosch’s Communications Systems Division is offering two $2,500 scholarships to students entering the commercial electronics systems industry. Applications are now being accepted.
Arab media giant relies on Telex Intercom systemsThe Dubai-based broadcasting corporation MBC Group has just invested in BTR-700 systems from TelexStraubing, July, 2009 With nine channels and 90 million viewers worldwide, MBC is the leading provider of news and entertainment in the Middle East.
The Department of Pediatric Oncology at Amsterdam’s Emma Children’s Hospital, which is attached to the University of Amsterdam’s Academic Medical Centre, boasts an unusual facility: a TV studio in the basement from which programs are produced by and for children suffering from cancer.
RTS Telex intercom systems are playing a major part in the new integrated operations of Global Radio, which owns the top rating commercial radio stations, including Heart FM, Classic FM and 95.8 Capital FM.
Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) uses systems from Telex and RTS Over the years, DMI has equipped its entire outside broadcast fleet with talkback systems from Telex and RTSDubai Media Incorporated (DMI) is a state-supported media organization based in Dubai.
Renowned Scandinavian AV specialist AVIT Systems is appearing at the LLB show in Oslo (February 3 – 8, 2009)One of the highlights of the firm’s presentation there will be its partnership with Telex, which began in the summer of 2008AVIT Systems is one of the most prominent companies in the north European audio/video sector.
A major new RTS talkback system has been installed at SBS Television by Magna Systems and Engineering.
With studios in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra SBS Television is watched by more than seven million Australians each week and broadcasts a unique mix of Australian-produced and international programs drawn from over 400 national and international sources.
At Sky Channel, according to Chief Engineer Sam Cannizzaro, their talkback and communications system forms a key cornerstone of the broadcasting service they provide. “Sky Channel pioneered satellite television in Australia.
In this year’s election 126 million Americans turned out to vote; the most in history. The television audience was assuredly massive as well, which meant that national broadcasters had to be ready for seamless, split-second updates during the entire night.
Telex/RTS integrated intercom technology is playing a major part in the newly upgraded East of England Production and Innovation Centre (EPIC) in Norwich, which is ranked among the best equipped independent broadcast production and training centres in Europe.
A notice to our valued customersA recent FCC ruling specifies that wireless microphones, wireless intercoms, and personal monitors may continue to operate in the UHF television band between TV channels 14-51 (470-698 MHz), and in the VHF television band between TV channels 7-13 (174-216 MHz).
In this year's election 126 million Americans turned out to vote; the most in history. The television audience was assuredly massive as well, which meant that networks such as ABC Times Square Studios had to be ready for seamless, split-second updates during the entire night.
RTS Telex is pleased to announce that its RTS ADAM (Advanced Digital Audio Matrix) intercom system is playing a key role in the presentation areas at BBC Wales. The 80-port system, with seven KP32 key panels, allows operators and producers to communicate with each other in the new play-out facility at Broadcasting House in Cardiff, as well around the complex's control room, television presentation studio and gallery.
This year Beck Associates connected several local broadcasters with RTS and Telex RadioCom Intercom systems. Beck takes great pride in providing end-to-end solutions for their clients including integration, design, mobile production, and even custom millwork.
As a pioneer of private television in Africa, MNET (Electronic Media Network PTY Ltd) has written TV history. And today, the company based in Gauteng near Johannesburg continues to occupy a commanding position in the African media landscape, thanks to its diverse range of subscription channels.
For NBC, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing saw a record number of programming hours, a record number of audio and video feeds, the minimal use of mobile television trucks and a large portion of production done back home in the United States.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia outfitted their Cardiac Catheterization Lab with a state-of-the-art intercom system from RTS Digital Matrix and Telex. A Cardiac Catheterization Lab, or Cath Lab, is a specially equipped examination room designed for performing coronary catheterizations; a minimally invasive procedure that can diagnose or treat heart conditions.
This election year, several major US broadcast networks entrusted RTS to deliver communication to their production teams in realtime across the entire country during the convention. One major news network used RTS to establish a remote connection from Washington DC to St.
As a major manufacturer of wireless and intercom products, it is important we keep our customers informed of any changes in the industry that may affect the use of our systems.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently provided a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding revisions to the Rules Authorizing the Operation of Low Power Auxiliary Stations in the 698-806 MHz spectrum.
With immediate effect, UBMS is taking over the distribution of TELEX/RTS products in the United Arab Emirates.
The successful broadcasting and intercom enterprise has concentrated its activities on the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.
Ammar Fawzy, 29, will join Telex as Regional Sales Manager, working on CCS (Critical Communication Systems) in the MEA regions. Following Telex’s growth strategy, Fawzy completes the sales team for this year and will report directly to Kamil Swobodzinski, Sales Director CCS & ACT for EMEA.
With the arrival of Deborah Jackson, tech support at Telex UK has gained a valuable new member to complete its team. Deborah assumed her position on August 11 and will be responsible for all tech-related issues regarding CCS (Critical Communication Systems) and ACT (Advanced Communication Technology) products.
When tens of thousands of athletes, officials and spectators begin arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport for the 2008 Olympic Games, a colossal engineering and architectural marvel will await them: Terminal 3 of the gigantic airport, which was officially opened in February 2008, is among star architect Sir Norman Foster’s most spectacular creations.
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Bob Streeter, a communications veteran at NBC, about the intercom network they are using at the Olympic Games this year. Increased use of Trunking and RVON VoIP with an emphasis on remote manageability allows NBC to streamline overseas communication for a smoother production process.
Through CVE Milan, SKY Italy installed a complete multi-frame ADAM matrix intercom system complete with 6-character RTS keypanels and Telex wireless systems in their all-new Milan broadcast facility.
The new SKY satellite station has 6 studios and will employ 2500 people when construction is completed this year.
Green thinking on a global scale is nothing new to Bosch. One of Bosch’s core values is commitment to preserving the environment through innovative approaches to the products they manufacture, as well as the partnerships they form with leaders in various industries.
It isn't just the athletes that have to gear up for major sporting events like the Olympic Games – to the technical service providers, too, world-class events like these represent a challenge for which they must prepare at length.
Netherlands-based Cinevideogroup caused a stir recently with the acquisition of two new RTS-equipped high-definition OBVs (Outside Broadcast Vehicles).
Most of Cinevideogroup's OBVs and studios are equipped with matrices and keypanels from RTS/TELEX and its distributor AXON.
VIT-Systems A/S is proud to announce Telex Intercoms as a new partner. By this, AVIT-Systems is now designated as distributor of RTS and Telex Intercoms’ complete product lines in Scandinavia for the broadcast market.
Bosch Communications Systems, one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of professional audio, wireless, life safety, and communications equipment (Bosch, Dynacord, Electro-Voice, Klark Teknik, Midas, RTS, Telex), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ernesto Montañez as their new Sales Manager for Mexico.
Founded by Sol Fleising in Montreal in 1978, SF Marketing has established a preeminent reputation as a Canadian distributor of professional audio and lighting equipment, focused on serving the retail, touring, and contracting markets.
The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing is the latest icon of modern architecture. The structure is a 200,000m² dome with a shell made of glass and titanium that is surrounded by a man-made lake.
The Suzhou Science, Technology, Culture, & Art Center is the newly-established cultural landmark of Suzhou City in China. Designed by master architect Paul Andreu, the center features a 1,200-seat grand theater, an entertainment restaurant, IMAX movie theater, seven film projection halls, a 33,000m² commercial center, and a crescent-shaped open square.
On February 1st, 2008, Kamil Swobodzinski was appointed Sales Director ACT (Advanced Communication Technology). Now the former International Trade Marketing Manager (Sales) with Blaupunkt has assumed additional responsibilities, having been appointed Sales Director CCS (Critical Communication Systems) for the regions Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) on June 9th.
How do you move a preconfigured rackmount array full of state-of-the-art communications equipment? Use a forklift, of course.
That is the scale of communications that major broadcasters require for this year’s Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
At the IBC in Amsterdam, the foundations were laid for a stronger commitment of the company to the Eastern European and Russian markets. The most important measure taken was the recruiting of Stephen Rodway.
A new RTS ADAM (Advanced Digital Audio Matrix featuring RVON-8 VOIP interface) matrix system installation at the City of Houston Emergency Operations Center has raised the bar for mission critical communications in EOC applications.
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and The Institute for Exploration have been combing the waters searching for ancient mysteries and unearthing new phenomena. Central to their recent missions has been the RTS intercom system that provides unified communications from the world’s most remote locations.
Beirut-based Vatech Video & Audio has taken over the distribution of Telex/RTS products in the Lebanon with immediate effect. Fadi Serhan, the general manager of the company, has been an expert on the Lebanese broadcasting market for over twenty years, working as a broadcast engineer for ten years before founding Vatech Video & Audio in 1996.
The 2007 Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were a celebration of western sportsmanship. It also served as a showcase for Rio to prove itself as a modern city that is capable of hosting major international events.
Bosch Communications Systems is pleased to announce that, as of July 2007, João Roberto “Cotô” Guarino is its new Sales Engineer for South & Central America. Cotô will provide technical and sales support for the Bosch Communications Systems family of professional audio and intercom brands—Electro-Voice, Dynacord, Midas, Klark Teknik, Telex, RTS.
In the last few years, Ziad Soussou has garnered a great deal of experience in the distribution of intercom and broadcast systems in the Middle East. His outstanding knowledge of the trade and contacts have already borne fruit, as Nico Lewis, Sales Manager TELEX/RTS Intercom EMEA, relates:"Thanks to Ziad Soussou, this year has seen a considerable increase in the number of both enquiries from customers and concrete orders when compared with previous years, so he has considerably strengthened our position in a region in which the intercom sector is in any case booming.
Telex and Electro-Voice wireless microphone and intercom solutions used throughout biggest game in American Football
Bosch Communications Systems and its brands Telex and Electro-Voice recently provided wireless microphone and intercom solutions at Super Bowl XLI in Dolphin Stadium, Miami, Florida.
Following the recent acquisition of Telex Communications by Bosch Security Systems in late 2006, the company announced that the title and structure of the Bosch organization that contains professional audio product brands Telex, RTS, Electro-Voice (EV), Dynacord, Midas, and Klark Teknik will be named Bosch Communications Systems effective January 1st, 2007.
Now a year since it first went on air, the prospects for the nationwide Spanish private broadcaster La Sexta look excellent, with ratings on the rise, healthy advertising sales, and studios equipped to face the challenges of the future—with intercom equipment from TELEX/RTS.
NYC production-giant Sound Associates has been providing innovative audio and video products and services for over 60 years. Their specialties include: professional rentals and sales, consultation and design, entertainment production services, systems for special-need audiences and translation.
For TV broadcaster Channel 31, Okno TV built a complete broadcasting center from the bottom up, starting from scratch, too, when it came to the planning and installation of the video, audio, intercom, lighting, cabling and other equipment a television studio needs in order to function.
For a church to produce a service to be viewed fourteen times in seven different locations seems next to impossible. Lake Pointe Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas does it with help from a RTS Digital Matrix Intercom System.
World leaders in intercom solutions, RTS and Telex, recently provided solutions for the critical communications demands of Level Global, LLC, east coast based hedge fund brokerage house. Given the rapid speed at which financial markets change on a daily basis, Level Global turned to RTS and Telex for an extensive communications system that would facilitate immediate voice command and monitoring at four separate office locations in different cities.
Georgia-based Atlanta Sound and Lighting specialize in concerts, conventions, corporate presentations, political events and theatrical productions. Known for providing state-of-the-art stage productions for their customers, ASL has provided production services for the corporate A/V market and all genres of musical entertainment and has worked with many of the most successful names in the entertainment industry.
The founders come from different walks of life, two of them being MBA graduates and the third a sound engineer. Theirs is a powerful synergy; and it can't hurt, either, that the Director General, Bettina Hülsmeyer, comes from a family with a long tradition of technical innovation: it was her grandfather, Christian Hülsmeyer, who in 1904 invented radar.
Kaplin Medical Educational Services of Newark, NJ is using an RTS Zeus based system to communicate between 12 examination rooms, 2 wireless proctors and a 3 position control/monitor center. A team of licensed physicians located in the control room monitor and evaluate student physicians in the exam rooms on various medical practices and procedures via small ceiling mounted video cameras and an intercom station.
Best known for its wireless headsets worn by NFL and NCAA Division I football coaches, Telex Communications, Inc. is scouting additional sports sponsorship opportunities to promote a new, less expensive product designed for smaller properties, primarily high schools.
To cover the Winter Olympics in Torino, NBC made extensive use of Ethernet connectivity and Internet Protocol between the IBC, venues and stateside locations. One of the most significant changes took place within the core of NBC’s communications system, (aka “RIB G”), which occupied 20 racks in the IBC.
What does it take to win a Super Bowl? Luck, hard work and, these days, a good set of headphones. Big ones. Authoritative-looking. Usually good for one or two quick rips off the head for dramatic effect when the ref makes a close call.
No fewer than three major players in the Dubai broadcast sector – Fawasel TV, Dubai Television and the rental company AV Concepts – have just ordered intercom systems from RTS, including Zeus II matrices, RTS Two-Wire intercom systems and RTS keypanels.
Lake Pointe Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas has expanded their intercom system with equipment from Telex/RTS, including a Zeus 24-port compact matrix, KP32 keypanels and BKP4 desktop keypanels. Approximately 6500 people attend 3 services each weekend at the Church, and enjoy state-of-the-art audio and video production facilities.
For the World Cup in Germany, the first major sporting event in the history of television to be produced in High Definition format, over two thirds of the world’s broadcasters are relying on systems from Telex/RTS.
EVI Audio has extended its profitable partnership in the pro audio sector with Turkish distributors Atempo Sound and Lighting Systems to cover the products of RTS Telex. Atempo Sound and Lighting Systems has four branches in different parts of the country, so proximity to customers is assured.
The French company Visual Technology has just equipped its HD1 production truck with an Advanced Digital Audio Matrix (ADAM) as part of a full switchover to Telex/RTS systems.
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At the Summer X Games, Telex hooked up ESPN’s broadcast operations center (BOC) with four Advanced Digital Audio Matrix frames at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, with one each from Huntington Beach, Long Beach and the Home Depot Center in Carson.
Bratislava-based Centron Slovakia S.R.O. was created at the end of 1991. In the years since, the company has established a fine reputation in the intercom and broadcast sector, gaining further kudos in the spring of 2005 when the team led by Managing Director Radoslav Bako took over the distribution of RTS/Telex systems in the region.
Gentlemen, start your engines! There can scarcely be a sport in which rapid and reliable communication is quite as important as Formula One racing: all the cars are equipped with onboard computers relaying a constant stream of information on the status of the motor and chassis to the pit crews, who then analyze it and are able to pass urgent messages, if need be, to the drivers.
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.
Nearly two decades after discovering the wreck of the world’s most famous ship, pre-eminent explorer and scientist Dr. Robert Ballard is set to revisit the 12,000-feet deep resting place of RMS Titanic in May and June 2004.
Greece’s state-owned broadcasting corporation runs three channels, ERT, NET and ERT3, 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.
MediaComm is an uncompromising, full-service production company located in Charlotte, NC, where it has catered to local, regional, national and international clients for the past 12 years. Currently, MediaComm supports Fox Sports Net, Speed Channel, Nascar Images, The Inspiration Networks and a host of cable and corporate clients with its video and audio editing suites, award winning broadcast design group, state-of-the-art studios and remote production facilities.
Though the popular and controversial European TV show “Big Brother” might be in questionable taste, one thing is certain: eavesdropping has been elevated to an art form with the show’s use of the Telex/RTS ADAM Digital Matrix.
A major international TV sports network used the new Telex/RTS RVON-8 Voice over Internet Protocol card to assist in broadcasting the 2004 Australian Open Tennis Championship, which ran from January 19th to February 1st.
When the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers squared off in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego, the action on the field was broadcast in 28 different languages to a worldwide audience of approximately 800 million viewers in 220 countries and territories.
NBC’s production intercoms and associated communications systems successfully support the efforts of NBC producers and technical staff for news, sports and entertainment programming. But changing economic times, increased system complexity and competition in the broadcast market demand that communications systems and infrastructure cost less and perform better.
Charlson Broadcast Technologies has chosen the Telex Communications, RTS TW intercom system to outfit its two new broadcast production trucks that cover horseracing at Ellis Park. Recently completed, the Telex installation is being used for communication between the 11 camera positions; studio simulcast control room and the new Charlson Broadcast live video production truck.
The communication systems that tied together NBC’s New York and Atlanta facilities were critical to the coverage of the 1996 Olympic Games. These communication systems not only linked the two broadcast facilities together, but also provided communication between individual athletic venues and the network hubs.
NBC’s Olympic broadcast plan calls for a “virtual” broadcast center – the International Broadcast Center or IBC – that ties the network’s New York broadcast facilities in 30 Rockefeller Center to facilities NBC is building in Atlanta for Olympic Coverage.
The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta have come and gone, and with them one of the most ambitious broadcast operations ever undertaken was judged a success. NBC, the US broadcast rightsholder for the Olympics, chose to provide approximately 200 hours of coverage by operating its Olympics control facility in two separate locations, more than 600 miles apart.