RTS has been the intercom provider of choice for the summer and winter editions world’s largest sporting event for decades. This year’s Winter Games in Beijing sees the latest IP-based intercom solutions from RTS serve at the core of on-site and remote operations by a range of national and international broadcasters.
These include CCTV, China’s state broadcaster, which will deploy six state-of-the-art OB trucks to support broadcasts of the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as events including winter biathlon, ski jumping, curling, speed skating, ice hockey, and figure skating. SMG (Shanghai Media Group) will also deploy six OB trucks. All of them are equipped with RTS intercom systems. Jee Zhou, National Sales Manager of RTS in China, will lead the manufacturer support team.
Every Games sees communications technology put to the ultimate test, and the host broadcast organization will adopt cutting-edge technologies to make Beijing more tech-driven than any previous Games, including 8K, 5G, AI, AR, VR, and more. In alignment with this, the RTS equipment list for CCTV’s operations demonstrates the scope of the brand’s IP-ready product offering and the flexibility it allows, given that hybrid optical fiber cable will be in use for both intercom and video transmission. The lineup includes ADAM, ADAM-M and ODIN matrices, and KP-5032, KP-4016 and KP-3016 keypanels. In addition, the OMS (OMNEO Main Station) and DBP (Digital Beltpack) from the new RTS Digital Partyline family are making their Games debut in 2022, with reliable outdoor operation for DBP at temperatures down to -20° C having been tested and confirmed by RTS engineering in Minnesota – a team familiar with extreme winter temperatures!