Techtel has commissioned a brand new television broadcast system for the Tasmanian Parliament, a true leader of parliamentary broadcasters. This comes as the original HD broadcast platform, also integrated and supported by Techtel for over a decade, has now reached the end of its working life. Equipped with sophisticated software which can control the equipment throughout seven broadcast-capable rooms and deliver the output to six media booths, the new system provides the Parliament with the flexibility to control any broadcast venue from any of four mirrored control rooms.
At the heart of the system are 4x Telemetrics’ RCCP 1-A control panels coupled with the LGS (Legislative Government System) software application. Each control system integrates with the cameras and equipment in all seven broadcast capable rooms and chambers as well as six media booths; together they enable four concurrent production and/or broadcasting sessions. Each RCCP-1A can control unlimited number of cameras at a time, replacing the need for dedicated camera control units and supporting the Parliament’s future production needs.
Developed specifically for legislative proceedings, Telemetrics LGS software displays a legislative seating chart on the touch screen GUI, thus automating the camera control and triggering graphics. To complement the world’s best legislative software control system Techtel selected the Grass Valley Kula Vision Mixer to become the mission critical focal point for the vision. The Kula is the most powerful vision mixer in its class offering customers UHD upgrade capability through its FormatFusion3 technology.
For the archive solution, Techtel leverages the GB Labs FastNAS High Performance Storage. Recordings are initiated via Bluefish444’s IngeSTore Server complete with an Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ capture card.
With 24/7 support from Techtel’s technical experts and project managers, the project was rolled out in several consecutive phases: foundational design, detailed systems design with documentation including CAD drawings and cable schedules, ongoing project and site management, installation, commissioning and testing. At completion, handover processes involved FST, UAT and Operator/Technical training.
“Together with Telemetrics’ LGS Software, Grass Valley Kula Vision Mixer and GBlabs’ high performance storage solution, we provided future-focused workflow configuration based on best-of-breed technology and applications,” said Mal Chandler, Techtel CEO. “This new Television Broadcast System will enable Tasmanian Parliament to maximise the potential of their content immediately but also they now have many options to adapt and add further system enhancements in the future.