Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Beck Associates deploys RTS and Telex intercom systems at local level
Working with broadcasters across the country, system integrator Beck Associates has deployed a large number of intercom systems from RTS and Telex RadioCom.
The RTS ADAM is an intercom matrix frame available in sizes from eight to 1000-plus users. This has enabled it to be used for major broadcast events such as the Olympics and the U.S. Elections, yet it is scalable enough to accommodate local broadcasters.
One broadcaster contracted Beck Associates to integrate an ADAM system featuring the new AIO-16 16-Port analog I/O card kit, TIF-4000 telephone interface, breakout panels, and KP-32 Classic keypanels. The system is configured for 144 matrix ports, which leaves plenty of room for expansion without having to invest in a new frame.
For crew members on-set, Beck Associates specified BP-325 two-wire beltpacks by RTS and a BTR-800 wireless system by Telex RadioCom.
In Tucson, Beck Associates integrated a similar system with a pair of smaller Cronus DSP Matrices featuring eight-port AIO cards, KP-32 Classic keypanels, BP-325 beltpacks by RTS, and a BTR-800 wireless system by Telex RadioCom.
The RTS Cronus intercom is a modular, 32-port digital matrix system in a 2RU frame that can hold up to four AIO analog or RVON-C VoIP cards with eight ports each. Based on an advanced DSP architecture, the Cronus intercom can be used to connect up to four units into a single 128-port matrix. The Cronus can also be preconfigured for fiber with a connection up to 9.3 miles, or coax for a connection up to 300ft. When connected as a single matrix, the individual Cronus intercom controls remain autonomous and independent at each matrix for the highest reliability. The intercom is available with an analog card, or the RVON-C VoIP card.
In addition, the Tucson broadcaster is also using a Telex RadioCom TT-16 wireless IFB system interfaced to the matrix with a RTS IFB-828 8-Channel IFB panel with volume controls.
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