Shotoku installs system for Spanish media group23 September 2014
Shotoku Broadcast Systems announced the recent installation of a robotically controlled system comprising pan and tilt heads and dual 16-camera control systems at Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación.
The Madrid-based Spanish media group, a national broadcaster, maintains a presence in the television, radio and cinema industries. The sale was made through Shotoku’s regional reseller Datos Media.
After in-depth testing and on-site demonstrations, the Shotoku Systems seven TG-18 robotic pan and tilt heads and two 16-camera TR-T control systems were selected by Atresmedia Corporación as key pieces of its refurbished studio to replace its older gear.
“Since the first test, we were satisfied with the overall capability of Shotoku’s system, both operationally and technically,” said Fernando García del Rey, head of studio operations, Atresmedia. “The system works well, operators find it easy to use, and the support we get from Shotoku, with Datos Media, has been excellent.”
The Datos team worked very closely with the Atresmedia crew during installation and provided full training on-site once the system was integrated. Now, the station is live and on air every day.
The TG-18 has a 56kg payload capacity making it suited to ENG camera/lens combinations in typical studio configurations. The configurable screen layouts of the TR-T system supports 16 cameras, capable of being controlled by a single operator position, and displayed in any configuration to suit the particular requirements of the programme. The TR-T panel style uses multicoloured illuminated keys to communicate system status and control settings, with the same joystick for on-air control that has become the trademark of a Shotoku system.