Ireland’s Riverside Television has added a Messenger intercom system to its new OB. The installation was completed by Trilogy. The OB vehicle, dubbed ROB (Riverside Outside Broadcast) was designed and built by Dawson Coachwork with wiring provided by AB Cable and Wiring. The vehicle will be on show at IBC2013 this September.
ROB will join Riverside’s existing vehicles BOB (Boxed Outside Broadcast) and MOE (Mobile Online Edit). ROB’s Messenger system is a matrix-based intercom that includes an eight-port matrix running from a single power supply, with pre-stored configuration parameters and two operator panels.
“Trilogy has been absolutely amazing,” said Cyril O’Regan, Riverside Television’s managing director. “Their team have stayed on top of what we wanted to do with our intercom system from day one and provided a level of care and support that we just don’t get elsewhere.”
“Just as important, the Messenger system, which incorporates all of the intercom and radio comms for the van, works seamlessly and flawlessly. That’s important to any broadcaster, but particularly to a primarily electronic field production company like us. When we’re in the field, which is where we typically live, we need to have confidence that our technology is not going to let us down.”
Trilogy’s director of Business Development, Mark Ellis added: “Riverside has a great reputation, and this van is fairly unique in that it is equipped for both streaming live HD over the internet and standard broadcast via satellite uplinks, with the ability to switch between the two seamlessly. Messenger’s lightweight and space saving footprint, coupled with affordable yet powerful comms capabilities, makes it an ideal solution for what Riverside wants to achieve.”