Turner Studios, the broadcast production division of Turner Entertainment Group, is to replace its aging intercom system with new technology from DELEC (part of Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup). The new intercom system will tie together the multitude of studios and offices at the Atlanta facility to streamline workflow and enhance communication.
DELEC will supply a 2,048-port intercom system comprised of 140 intercom panels, all of which will incorporate redundant Dante audio-over-IP connectivity – a unique that DELEC says it can uniquely provide. The DELEC Dante interface supports 64 bidirectional audio channels or up to 32 DELEC intercom panels (or any combination of audio signals and intercom panels). Providing redundancy on all Dante devices, DELEC offers the first widely available audio-over-IP intercom solution.
DELEC Dante intercom panels are available in three panel sizes: two 19in rack units, with 12 or 16 keys, and a 16-key desktop panel. All three models come with Dante primary and secondary ports for fully redundant operation; these ports can also be used to daisychain several panels, making them suitable for any application that requires long cable runs.
The DELEC intercom system to be deployed at Turner Studios also includes 7 MADI interfaces to connect to the facility’s existing audio network. Further, the system will include a 128-line PBX gateway and several analogue 4-wires for third party integration.
Arnie Toshner, vice president of sales & marketing for Salzbrenner Stagetec Media Group, commented: “We are both honored and delighted that Turner Studios has chosen DELEC intercom technology for their in-house communication. The new DELEC intercom panels will bring Dante interactivity and single cable connectivity convenience to Turner Studios’ production facility and, in the process, provide a new level of communication that, we’re confident, will enhance the ability of the staff to work more efficiently.”
Deployment of the new DELEC intercom system is expected to be completed by October 2015.
Pictured (L-R) : Kevin Shorter (Turner Studios VP of engineering), Arnie Toshner (VP sales & marketing, Salzbrenner Stagetec Media Group), Craig Heyl (senior VP Turner Studios), and Jürgen Sebastian Diniz Malleck (DELEC international sales manager).