BBC Wales adopts ADAM

The RTS system replaces an existing talkback system and will interface with an existing four-wire non-RTS router, accepting inputs from that device and sending back inputs, in addition to connecting to the RTS intercom panels, in addition to third-party audio monitoring boxes and headphone points.
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BBC Wales has adopted RTS Telex's RTS ADAM (Advanced Digital Audio Matrix) intercom system for its presentation areas. The 80-port system, which features seven KP32 key panels, allows operators and producers to communicate with each other in the new play-out facility at Broadcasting House in Cardiff, as well as around the complex's control room, television presentation studio and gallery.

The RTS system replaces an existing talkback system and will interface with an existing four-wire non-RTS router, accepting inputs from that device and sending back inputs, in addition to connecting to the RTS intercom panels, in addition to third-party audio monitoring boxes and headphone points.

The ADAM intercom was installed by a BBC Wales team headed by broadcast engineer David Carnaby, as a separate 'mini-project' alongside a wider play-out installation, which was delivered in a joint effort by Siemens IT Solutions and Services and TSL.

Although both projects were installed independently of each other interfacing the two was a straightforward process during thanks to the design of the ADAM system and the RTS UPL (User Programmable Logics) statements, which allow specific functions to be programmed into the new system.