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Newseum puts extensive robotic camera system to use
The Newseum news museum in Washington, D.C., has installed a Telemetrics camera robotics system.
The technologically advanced museum of news also showcases today’s advanced HD production systems. Featuring hands-on exhibits, theaters and studios, which cover 500 years of news history and newsgathering capabilities, the Newseum has as its technological heart a sophisticated master control room.
As the technical center for the management of all aspects of the Newseum’s daily functions, the master control room is also expected to be a major visitor attraction.
A large glass atrium allows visitors to watch all master control room operations. A second control room runs the Newseum TV studio, which will be used for public affairs and news by the major TV networks.
Telemetrics’ Servo LP Pan/Tilt Heads have been installed in the three main production areas of the Newseum: the atrium, the forum theater and the main Newseum TV studio. The system also includes two Telemetrics weatherproof camera robotic systems installed on the rooftop of the Newseum for exterior shots of the Capitol. The cameras are controlled using Telemetrics’ CPS-ST-S studio control system with thumbnail picture presets. Telemetrics desktop serial control panels are also installed in both control rooms.
All of the Telemetrics camera robotics systems are controlled via network connection over the Newseum’s IP infrastructure. Bidirectional control signals are transmitted over standard Cat 5 structured cable, which runs to and from each camera location.
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