CNBC upgrades Euro HQ with Telemetrics robotics2 June 2011
A newly-revamped London studio operated by CNBC incorporates a 40% size increase and a robotically-controlled ten-camera system. The Telemetrics technology provides dynamic camera angles for a variety of on-air presentation positions in the new studio space.
CNBC’s Fleet Place facilities in London are the European headquarters for CNBC. The studio upgrade was managed internally by Neil Burt, CNBC’s head of technical operations, EMEA. Local project support came from Telemetrics partner Bright Space Technologies, with assistance by Metreel.
The Telemetrics system includes four remotely controlled pan/tilt heads, two of which are ceiling mounted and inverted to the left and right of the main studio floor. The remaining two pan/tilt heads are mounted, facing each other on Telemetrics Elevating Wall Mount vertical track sets. The Telemetrics Elevating Wall Mount is a remote-controlled camera positioning system that offers vertical positioning to the pan and tilt camera movement and adds a movement similar to that of a pedestal, but with greater height ranges.
Neil Burt commented: “An important aspect in our decision to go with the Telemetrics system is its small footprint, along with a reputation for quality performance and reliability. It was also very important that it could integrate with our existing Radamec controller in the gallery.”
“The Telemetrics robotic heads have created tangible ways for CNBC to develop rich and more engaging viewing experiences for their audience,” said Anthony Cuomo, vice-president and general manager, Telemetrics, Inc. “The use of robotics is an integral part of CNBC’s breakthrough approach to integrating broadcast and digital technologies, and we are extremely pleased to be a valued technical partner.”
Along with CNBC, Telemetrics robotic and camera control systems are used by Canada’s Global TV, China’s ShenZhen TV, CNN, BBC, The Weather Channel, Major League Baseball (MLB) and others.