Shotoku USA, Shotoku Broadcast Systems’ North American operation, has announced that it is launching its latest studio control system at NAB 2023. The TR-XT3 will make its worldwide debut at the show, and Shotoku’s TI-11X elevator pedestal paired with the Company’s advanced TG-18i pan/tilt head will make its first appearance at a major North American event. Other show highlights will include the recently introduced TG-47 pan/tilt head, and the latest Orchestra CMS control system designed to address the growing demands of today’s televised legislature proceedings. Shotoku, an international manufacturer of high-quality, easy-to-use, robust and reliable robotic and manual camera support systems, will also have its SmartPed fully robotic pedestal front and center along with its extended family of pan/tilt heads and control panels. Demonstrations will be held throughout NAB on Booth C5320.
Shotoku is bringing a brand-new studio control system to NAB. Visitors to Booth C5320 will be the first to see the TR-XT3 which incorporates all the proven capabilities of Shotoku’s flagship TR-XT control system with a fresh user interface and several new capabilities. Built-in functionality makes simple work of designing and configuring SmartPed studio environment maps now and in the future. TR-XT3 is compatible with all new and existing Shotoku systems making upgrades and migrations easily managed.
TI-11X Elevator Pedestal
The TI-11X elevator pedestal will be shown paired with the TG-18i pan/tilt head to offer a highly capable robotic camera channel that includes elevation. The TI-11X is based on Shotoku’s new X-Height elevator column and offers a longer range of travel and increased speed over the TI-11 i-height pedestal. Like the TI-11 the TI-11X is aimed at studios where full manual override is not a priority. The completely new design of the pedestal’s base makes cable management simpler too with the self-contained power and network connectivity within the unit. A perfect companion for the TG-18i PT head, the TI-11X is also available for use with TG-27 and TG-47 heads when lighter payloads are required.
TG-47 Pan/Tilt head
Making an encore performance, Shotoku’s TG-47 compact, mid-level payload pan/tilt head will also be on show. Launched in 2022, the TG-47 combines the size of Shotoku’s TG-27 with the capabilities of the TG-18 and is aimed at mid-sized payloads of up to 45lbs, which can easily support a typical box camera / ENG lens with mid-sized teleprompter.
Orchestra CMS – Taking control of the Legislature
Shotoku’s latest version of its Orchestra CMS control system software will be available for hands-on demonstrations right in Booth C5320. Ideally suited for use in legislative, conference and corporate facilities of any size and type, Orchestra CMS features an enhanced user interface that makes operation even simpler and more intuitive than ever. Fully automated and with live video touch-screen operation, Shotoku’s world-leading system can rapidly position multiple cameras to precisely defined positions in response to either an operator command or an external automated trigger. Advanced setup features increase operational flexibility and include a live video spotter camera, floor plan graphic, and/or automated microphone selection triggers.