Ukraine's Starbird Takes Off With RTS Intercoms
KIEV and STRAUBING, UKRAINE: The first high-definition outside broadcast vehicle to have been designed and
equipped entirely by Ukrainian engineers has just commenced service in the
Ukraine, according to RTS. The truck, Starbird, is a cooperative venture by
the film production company Star Media and the systems integration specialists
Engineer Service of Kiev. On board the truck are a Zeus III matrix as well as KP32CLD, KP12CLD and DKP16CLD
keypanels from RTS.
The 25-ton Starbird can be equipped with up to 18 cameras and process signals
in both standard and high definition. The centerpiece of Starbird’s intercom
installation is a digital Zeus III intercom matrix with RTS AZedit matrix
control software. Also available are a KP32CLD as well as six KP12CLD keypanels
in 19-inch format and a DKP16CLD desktop panel. All the keypanels are equipped
with MCP-90-18 condenser microphones with gooseneck mounts.
The Starbird also features an RTS SIP-ISDN interface. A wireless intercom
system is also present in the shape of a Telex RadioCom BTR-700 with four
beltpacks and headsets.