Ensemble Design products have been chosen by Turkey's TRT for use at its new international television broadcast channel and HDTV studio, TRT-TURK.
TRT TURK began broadcasting on 1 May 2009, equipped with Ensemble Designs' broadcast infrastucture products: audio embedders and disembedders, converters, frame synchronisers, Das, logo generators, and sync generators. Approximately 15 full 3RU frames controlled via SNMP were needed for the project. Incoming feeds from TRT's master control room, news department and remote locations are processed and controlled by Ensemble Designs' broadcast gear.
TRT-TURK's goal is to provide a link for Turkish citizens living outside the country, providing help and support with acclimatisation to their new homes, and keeping Turks and other international viewers up to date on current and cultural events. It also promotes the country's history and attractions and the Turkish people's image around the world, showcasing programming to create a better level of understanding of Turkish traditions and culture.
Ensemble Designs' products were also used in another project in the country, the Sefaretler HD TV Studio, a dedicated drama and entertainment production facility. HD up/down/cross converters, HD embedders/deembedders, HD Das, AES audio converters and delays were used. The studio installation and acceptance tests have been completed by local distributors of Ensemble Designs' gear, Idea Pro Ltd. This studio consists of six 3RU frames of equipment controlled via SNMP.