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TR-16S with
CCU touchscreen
and Orchestra
automation system

Parliamentary TV More Important Than Ever

TG-27 PT Head

By James Eddershaw,
Managing Director...

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roadcast quality coverage of
legislative bodies is a longstanding application that has seen
widespread growth over recent years
and is now a service to which citizens
the world over have, or expect to have,
access.
Installing TV cameras in parliaments
is not new, most large national and
international
legislative
bodies
have televised proceedings for
many decades, but the content was
traditionally recorded and used
for archive or news-worthy edited
highlights. Over the last 10-15 years
as TV distribution became digitised
and more bandwidth was available,
dedicated parliamentary TV channels
began to appear. These carried not
just highlights but live broadcasts
of entire debates or hearings. More
recently with on-line streaming of
broadcast quality channels this trend
has only increased.
Live TV broadcast of proceedings
is now seen as an important public
service by most democratic societies.
Lawmakers have always made
decisions that change people's lives,

but through 2020 and as we start
2021 these decisions became more
immediate and important, raising the
level of engagement to heights rarely
seen before.
TV coverage of proceedings requires
two things: high quality images, and
reliable systems with remote cameras
Installed in unobtrusive positions.
Shotoku leads the world in providing
high-performance remote camera
systems for national parliaments.
Cameras get smaller, but shooting
distances, and environmental lighting
still demand a full-size powerful zoom
ratio broadcast lens. This type of
package requires a remote pan and tilt
head like Shotoku's TG-27, capable of
carrying the load but also of perfectly
smooth motion at tight zoom angles.
Shotoku has been installing these
systems for decades in high profile
national parliaments including in the
USA, Canada, UK, European Union,
Korea, Singapore and countless others
around the world.
Technical equipment is often
installed in tucked-away places within
historic buildings; service access

is sometimes difficult and usually
impossible during live debates which
can last for many hours. Shotoku
has designed devices and system
architectures to prevent failures,
ensuring systems remain fully
operational even after years of
constant use. Resilient IP networking,
distributed
architectures
and
dedicated hardware panels ensure
downtime is minimal.
When systems are operated under
such conditions it's vital that control
systems are easy and comfortable
to use.
The TR-S control panel
and Orchestra automation system
work seamlessly together enabling
operators to rapidly acquire shots and
always keep perfect framing. Smooth

and reliable motion of the TG-27 pan
and tilt heads combined with ease of
operation of the control system make
operating the systems for long hours
comfortable and uncomplicated.
The best systems are the ones
nobody notices - parliamentarians
should not be distracted by remote
heads, and viewers should not be
aware of the camera movements.
Shotoku has proven systems to
satisfy these demands and its global
installation base is a testament to their
reliability.
James Eddershaw has 32+ yearsexperience in technical and commercial
roles within the broadcast industry.
He joined Shotoku UK in 2007 and was
named Managing Director in 2016.


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