ATG Danmon Completes Latest in Series of University Media Systems Integration Projects

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Accompanying image shows the Radio Studio and Radio Hub, based around AKA Design desks.

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Letchworth, Hertfordshire, UK - March 7th, 2023: ATG Danmon announces the completion of a TV and radio system modernisation project for a London based university. The media studies campus delivers courses that include film, fine art and media, digital arts and communications, games design and animation, music, theatre and dance, creative writing, cultural and heritage studies, journalism, advertising and performing arts.

ATG Danmon partnered with the university's management in selecting new elements of the system and advising on how best to integrate these into the creative workflow.

"A key challenge when working for university customers is the need to create systems which will prove effective in teaching and lecturing environments as well as matching the workflow students are likely to meet when they progress into media-related careers," says ATG Danmon Managing Director Jonathan Hughes. "This project centred on the design and integration of an upgraded radio studio and radio hub based around AKA Design's ProCast R4 and ProVoice V6 respectively, plus communications infrastructure including latest-generation equipment. We held detailed discussions with the key lecture staff on the relative merits of currently available hardware, software and cloudware based solutions, and on the most effective way to coordinate these into a unified workflow. Once agreement was reached on the precise operational requirements, we developed a fully functioning system upgrade complete with supporting documentation and operational training."

Among new additions to the video infrastructure are a UHD video production switcher with NDI IP connectivity as well as 6G-SDI and HDMI interfaces. The system is capable of supporting up to 10 wired or wireless cameras plus three graphics tracks. It also incorporates storage for up to 20 hours of broadcast quality video and audio. Creative facilities include frame-accurate live switching, chroma key compositing and text management plus the ability to perform live streaming.

Also integrated are UHD monitors plus an IP-interfaced 40 input digital audio production console. This is augmented by intercoms between studio and production gallery plus wireless microphones and wireless in-ear monitors.

A core part of the installation, the radio hub is equipped with an HD-SDI production switcher including 4 SDI and 10 NDI inputs. This sources from 16 1080p NDI-interfaced remote pan/tilt/zoom cameras. Audio is handled through a 12-channel digital mixer with 16 audio-over-IP channels accessible via two Ethernet ports or 64 MADI inputs via fibre.

As with any project of this kind, ATG Danmon endeavoured to complete the system upgrade with minimal disruption to the media-studies teaching routine. Finalisation and commissioning were performed between semesters, on time and within budget.

ATG Danmon (www.atgdanmon.co.uk), part of the Danmon Group, is an international systems integrator and a world-class supplier of broadcast systems planning, design, installation and commissioning services. Established in 1993, the company has 30 years of experience working for a wide range of media-related customers including some of the world’s largest television and multimedia networks. ATG Danmon is also active in the educational and corporate sectors. The company has partnered with many clients in the construction of IT-based automated file workflow systems, high-definition studios, master control rooms and playout facilities, as well as the upgrade of existing SD systems to HD and UHD. With offices in Asia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the Danmon Group (www.danmon.com) thinks globally and acts locally to support customers with its highly experienced sales and engineering teams.

Contacts for further information

ATG Danmon: Jonathan Hughes

Email: jonathan.hughes@atgdanmon.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1462 485 444

Danmon Group United Kingdom, Unit 5, Oakfield Business Corner, Works Road, Letchworth SG6 1FB, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1462 485 444

Fax: +44 (0)1462 485 777

Web: www.atgdanmon.co.uk/ | Twitter: @ATGDanmo

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