RTS/Telex solution for Egypt’s first HD channel8 December 2011
As Egypt continues to undergo political and social tumult, its transition to HD seems more assured, with the country’s state TV undertaking preparations for its first HD-quality broadcasts.
The initiative has entailed two of the Nile TV International channel’s studios being completely redesigned and reequipped. The task of specifying and installing an intercom system for the new studios was entrusted to the Egyptian company System Design, which cooperated with RTS/Telex’s Egyptian partner, Manial Business Center (MBC Broadcast), regarding the system’s design.
The result is that the revamped studios feature a variety of intercom systems from RTS/Telex. The heart of the command centre is formed by two modular Cronus matrices – each with 32 channels. Although connected with one another, and therefore forming a logical matrix, the two devices are nonetheless autonomous and capable of being operated independently. Among the other components installed are 15 KP-32-16 and three KP-32 keypanels, a full-duplex BTR-800 wireless station, and a large number of TELEX TR-800-C6 beltpacks and TELEX PH-44R headsets. A TIF-2000 digital hybrid telephone line interface from RTS, which is compatible with Cronus, ADAM, and Zeus matrices, rounds off the installation.
“We have been working with RTS/TELEX systems for years and have had nothing but positive experiences with them,” said Ahmed Gamal Saleh, managing director of System Design, pictured here (right) with RTS/Telex regional sales manager Middle East Ammar Fawzy. “Products from RTS/Telex are notable for their high quality, but are at the same time simple to use and configure. What convinced us above all, though, was the outstanding support the RTS/TELEX team provides. Their after-sales service is nothing short of exemplary.
“The customer is extremely satisfied with the whole installation as well as the performance of the system.”