Magna Systems installs Telex Talkback at SBS

Systems integrator Magna Systems and Engineering has installed a new talkback system at SBS Television as part of a system upgrade.

The broadcaster opted for the RTS Telex ADAM (Advanced Digital Audio Matrix) as its talkback system of choice. Now in its third generation, it supports 8 to 1000+ users per system, with up to 272 ports in a 7RU frame. Utilising a time division multiplex (TDM) technique, the ADAM grows linearly as users are added; the system comes standard with redundant high current power supplies and new redundant Ethernet master controllers, MCII-e, allowing for automatic changeover in the event of failure.

SBS Manager, Broadcast Projects Technology and Distribution, Metodi Andonov said: "We used to have several smaller systems but, even combined together, they didn't have enough capacity to handle all of SBS' comms requirements. We did a lot of market research and we found that the RTS Telex ADAM (Advanced Digital Audio Matrix) system best suited our needs. It was also the only system that could easily incorporate and redeploy our existing Telex panels which saved us a lot of money."

According to SBS' Project Plan, comprehensive product and system support were also key requirements. Andonov added: "Local support is critical for us as comms are our lifeline at SBS. Magna Systems have consistently shown that they are very good in this area. We have developed an excellent working relationship with Lucas Bohm and all the team at Magna to help give SBS the best possible service and solution."

The new Telex ADAM talkback system at SBS networks the broadcaster's studios, operations rooms, editing suites, post production facilities, online units, presentation areas, technical support, radio operations, master control room and remote contributors – an achievement which is a real advantage for the broadcaster.