ATG Danmon announces the completion of an IP-linked multi-camera studio for the German branch of an internationally active provider of investment services. Situated in Frankfurt Rhein-Main, the newly installed resource allows fully remote operation from the company’s London headquarters. It will be used in a combination for internal and external communication and podcasting roles as well as allowing the company to participate in finance-related interviews and presentations for broadcast TV channels around the world.
“The Frankfurt studio is configured to be operated by staff at the London production gallery which we designed, integrated and commissioned back in Q2 2020,” says ATG Danmon Head of Systems Integration Jonathan Hughes. “It is based on the remote-contribution model which has been standard broadcast practice for decades, in this case using latest-generation NDI IP.
“The London facility is configured for UHD and had already proved very flexible. At its core are a latest-generation Ross Ultrix router and Ross Carbonite Ultra vision mixer. Audio infrastructure includes Dante audio-over-IP networking and RTS Odin digital intercom.
“Following discussions with the Head of Studios, we recommended bidirectional IP connectivity between the two hubs based on NewTek‘s NDI Bridge. This is used to send pan/tilt/zoom/focus camera control data as well as tally signals to the remote cameras and bring video back into the production gallery. It is a very efficient system carrying a large amount of information over a VPN connection.
“The Frankfurt hub is configured to televise one-plus-three interviews: presenter plus up to three studio guests. Feeds from remotely linked guests using channels such as Skype and Zoom can also be monitored and selectively included.
“Prior to formal handover, we provided pre-completion technical support to stream a five hour conference. This included audio feeds from 12 interpreters working in Cantonese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. It was quite a complex show with a 20-plus production team plus presenters, guests and input from participants in several countries. All went well. The project is now complete and fully operational.”
Part of the Danmon Group, ATG Danmon (www.atgdanmon.co.uk) is an international systems integrator and a world-class supplier of broadcast systems planning, design, installation and commissioning services. Customers include some of the world’s largest television and multimedia networks. ATG Danmon is also active in the educational and corporate sectors. The company has partnered with many clients in the construction of IT-based automated file workflow systems, high-definition studios, master control rooms and playout facilities, as well as the upgrade of existing SD systems to HD and UHD.
With offices in Asia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the Danmon Group (www.danmon.com) thinks globally and acts locally to support customers with its highly experienced sales and engineering teams.
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