Teracom’s Kakn_s tower facility in Stockholm has had a significant systems upgrade with the introduction of the Mercury IP intercom system from Trilogy Communications.
Swedish TV distribution and pay-TV specialist Teracom contracted Trilogy, through JMG Support, its distributor in Sweden, to upgrade communications systems at the facility.
The new Mercury IP intercom system will replace a customised four-wire router and will, in standard configuration, act as a bi-directional four-wire router enabling operators to swiftly patch audio to and from multiple events and broadcasters.
The system currently has main and backup operators using Trilogy hardware panels for audio and a touchscreen panel for route control. Operators can listen to sources, talk to broadcasters, make and break routes or conferences and talk to each other from any position. The current requirement is for 22 audio circuits, with the potential to service many more.
Teracom also benefits from the Mercury system’s ability to handle telephone calling within the same matrix, ensuring co-ordination between broadcast customers is achieved at minimal cost and with no additional equipment.
Commenting on the new system, Teemu Korhonen, transmission engineer, Teracom, said: “We decided on the Trilogy Mercury as a replacement to handle our four-wires. It was quick to install, and support from Trilogy was fantastic throughout the installation process.”