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Kansas PBS station improves crew communication with Riedel
KTWU-DT, a PBS affiliate station owned and operated by Washburn University of Topeka, KS, has installed a new intercom system from Riedel Communications.
The station chose a Performer 32+16 intercom matrix to support a versatile communications infrastructure between its various control room and production studios. The Performer is a powerful and cost-effective intercom matrix featuring up to 32x32 ports for broadcast-quality digital audio.
KTWU’s system offers digital connections for seven Artist DCP 5000 series control panels. In addition, two Riedel Connect Solo interfaces integrate POTS telephone lines into the intercom installation. A C44plus system interface seamlessly integrates a digital partyline installation with the matrix intercom. The partyline portion of the installation consists of two Performer CW-2 wall-mount speaker headset stations and six Performer C3 beltpacks. Thirteen ultra-light AIR headsets complete the installation.