Bratislava, Slovakia 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. The recent addition of two internationally respected TV broadcasters to the Centron reference list underlines the supremacy of the firm within Slovakia.
One of Slovakia’s leading broadcasters, Bratislava-based TV Markiza, commissioned Centron Slovakia S.R.O. to perform an installation tailored to the upcoming TV series Big Brother, with a view to establishing an easy-to-use, reliable and modularly expandable system of wireless communication for the production team. The broadcasters opted for a system from RTS & Telex, including a Zeus digital matrix with 24 ports and a generous supply of peripherals, including KP-32 keypanels and a BTR-700 wireless intercom system.
TV Markiza wasn’t the only Bratislava-based broadcasting company to invest in a matrix from RTS & Telex this past summer: decision makers at TV JOJ also opted for a Cronus and were so impressed with the results — the Cronus, which is also a 32-channel digital matrix, is used by numerous TV stations all over the world — that they decided to acquire a second for an upcoming reality show. They, too, wanted the full monty: RTS keypanels and a BTR-700 wireless intercom system on top of the two digital matrices. Not only are all the elements of the system fully compatible, as you would expect, but expansion in any direction is possible at any time, allowing TV JOJ, which is a privately owned broadcaster, to keep pace with the latest developments and evolving standards in intercom technology worldwide.
To acquaint Centron Slovakia’s staff with the full range of possibilities offered by RTS & Telex systems, a Telex Academy was organized for their benefit in June. Two Centron technicians attended the intensive course in broadcast technology at EVI Audio’s headquarters in Straubing. As RTS & Telex’s Product Manager, Manuel Brico, explains: “Since our systems are distinguished by being exceptionally intuitive, the case for an intensive course of training was predicated not on the need to explain how to use them – which is pretty much self evident – but on the need to detail a few of the almost infinite possibilities of expansion from any starting point that are a direct consequence of RTS & Telex’s philosophy of modularity and compatibility. When this information was later relayed to technicians and decision makers at the two Slovakian broadcasting companies, they were mightily impressed — and rightly so.”