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Pinewood TV Galleries state-of-the-art communications technology, with
recent investments including an ADAM matrix from RTS (c) PinewoodStudios

Pinewood TV Studios Upgrades
With RTS Intercom Equipment
T

he UK’s Pinewood Studios has
for decades been associated
with the biggest international
blockbusters.
Among current hits, one could
name Les Miserables, Skyfall,
Snow White and the Huntsman and
Prometheus – all up for Oscars this
year and filmed at Pinewood. And
besides major films, the Studios’
output has included over the years
a host of successful TV programmes,
commercials and video games.
Recent TV productions that have
used the Studios’ facilities include:
Would I Lie To You; The Rob Brydon
Show; Don’t Stop Me Now; Love
Machine; The Magicians; and
Got to Dance.
The outstanding reputation of
the Studios is based not only
upon its infrastructure but also its
equipment, facilities and skill base.
To ensure Pinewood remains at
the centre of the global film and
television industry it is constantly
investing in its facilities. Part of a
recent modernisation programme
at Pinewood included upgrading its
TV galleries and as part of this, its
communications system.
In light of positive experiences
with the company that go back
several years, Pinewood opted once
again for equipment from RTS, with
not only the firm’s proven record of
reliability but also the compatibility
of the new RTS systems with
existing ones strongly influencing
their decision.
“Upgrading with the latest RTS
products represented the optimal
solution,” explains Paul Darbyshire,
Pinewood’s Broadcast Director. “It
allowed us to extend and modify
the existing installation selectively.”
A further point in RTS’s favour was
that Pinewood technicians were
already well versed in the use of
its equipment. “That meant we
could save time by installing and

programming the update ourselves,”
says Darbyshire.
The heart of the new system is
an ADAM modular intercom matrix
from RTS. Armed with up to 464
interfaces and seven rack units in
height, the new matrix is capable
of integrating up to 1,000 users into
the intercom system. In addition,
redundant power supplies and
controllers guarantee uninterrupted
communications under all
circumstances. And furthermore,
MCII master controllers support
additional Ethernet connections
between the intercom matrix and up
to 32 PC clients via AZedit software.
The ADAM matrix is accessed via
keypanels of the KP-12-CLD, DKP16-CLD, KP-32 and KP-12 series.
“Ideally, you always want to invest
in the technology of tomorrow,” says
Darbyshire, “but, given the pace of
development, that is naturally very
difficult. With this system, however,
we’re as close as possible to the
ideal solution.”
What makes this possible, in
Darbyshire’s view, is “the backwards
compatibility inherent in the RTS
philosophy”. This means the system
can be extended and modified at any
time through the introduction of new
equipment and new technologies.
Hardly surprising, then, that
Pinewood’s overall verdict has
been positive.

The modernised intercom system
now includes an ADAM matrix and
keypanels from the CLD, KP-32 and
KP-12 series from RTS

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InNEWS: Chyron to Merge With Hego Group
InNEWS: Studiovision Lebanon HD OB Truck
InPREVIEW: Nab Show 2013 Keynote Address: Disruptive Media
InREPLY: Harmonic Answers on MPEG DASH
InGEAR: Camp Digital Hits the Road
InVIEW: Hyper-Local TV Channels
InMEDIA: Digital Nirvana’s Cloud Based Anystream IQ
InMEDIA: Keeping One Step Ahead With on Demand Video Streaming Technology
InMEDIA: Understanding Media Asset Management
InTEST: Oversight via Monitoring & Logging
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InREPLY: Harmonic Answers on MPEG DASH
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InGEAR: Camp Digital Hits the Road
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