Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Telos Infinity IP Intercom Rocks Lollapalooza Brazil

14/06/2019

Telos Infinity IP Intercom Rocks Lollapalooza Brazil posted: 13/06/2019

Running communications for six stages, the no-matrix IP intercom system helps Lollapalooza go smoothly while dramatically simplifying operations.

The Telos Alliance-globally recognized provider and trusted partner in IP audio solutions-worked closely with New York Digital and Visom Digital, authorized reseller for Infinity IP Intercom in Brazil, to spec the Telos Infinity IP Intercom system for this year's Lollapalooza Brazil in S o Paolo, April 5-7, 2019, helping the event attain seamless communications on a matrix-free IP backbone.

Globosat-a division of Rede Globo, the largest broadcaster in Latin America-had the need to tie all the stages and production center of Lollapalooza Brazil together, and turned to New York Digital to provide that expertise. Grammy and Emmy award-winning Director of New York Digital Danny Littwin worked closely with Globosats lead engineer, Fabio Costa de Almeida, to specify the Telos Infinity matrix-free IP intercom system as the principal interface between various and disparate systems, pulling together communication sources from across the entire event into the Infinity ecosystem.

Matrix-Free Design Streamlines Production

Danny chose Infinity for its matrix-free design, giving the event's producers more flexibility to add expansion panels easily and on the fly while taking up less space in the truck.

It was necessary to have something that would take up very little physical space and be able to be controlled remotely and changed instantaneously, says Danny. While matrix technology does let you make changes remotely, the fact is that you have to have a lot of physical space for its rack, plus all the peripherals. In the case of Infinity, we had only one rack unit worth of equipment, including a half-rack Axia xSwitch and a half-rack Telos Alliance Mixed Signal xNode. This was the only equipment that needed to stay in the van, everything else was remoted to other places.

The Infinity system was set up with Partylines for both Lollapalooza's on-air directors and producers, allowing them to communicate clearly and instantaneously with any one of the event's stages. Even in 120-degree heat inside the truck, there were absolutely no difficulties in communication, which speaks to the resiliency of the Infinity equipment, says Danny.

Zero Learning Curve

Because Danny had to leave the concert for several days to attend the NAB Show, it was important that he be able to set up the system easily, then teach the chief and communications engineers how to use it quickly, trusting that they would be able to operate it in his absence. I was able to teach them how to launch the Infinity Dashboard software, how to manipulate the system, and turn it on and off so they could use it without me being there, says Danny.

In fact, one of the most common questions that arose as Danny was teaching the crew how to use the Infinity system was How do I add an expansion panel?

His answer: You simply take a cable, plug it into the switch, plug it into the head, allow a few seconds for the new piece of equipment to be recognized, and you're ready to go, he says. No need to add a card or expansion slot. To which they replied That's it? That's easy!' They were delighted.

Labeling Saves the Day

Small details like how Infinity panels are labeled, proved to be lifesavers for the team. The color-coded switches are great because you can color the panels by groups, says Danny. We had a group for Director, Lighting, Stage, and Production, all with different colors. Additionally, the text labeling was very easy to read. We had two people with the name Rodrigo, and we never got them confused. Labeling is extremely important because the people using the system may not have a lot of technical aptitude and they need to make snap decisions and push buttons very quickly. You can program the buttons all from the Dashboard GUI, too, so it's easy.

Will he use the Infinity IP intercom system again?

Absolutely, the fact is, installation is minimal. Being all IP-based, it's very plug-and-play with none of the problems associated with matrix systems. That's a very big plus!
LINK: https://www.live-production.tv/news/shows/telos-infinity-ip-intercom-r...
See more stories from liveproduction

Most recent headlines

18/07/2019

VFX a Global Affair for Men in Black: International

Columbia Pictures' Men in Black: International continues the original franchise's inventive tone, pairing new recruit Agent M (Tessa Thompson) with vete...

18/07/2019

How artificial intelligence gave new life to old Apollo footage

Apollo's New Moon executive producer Thomas Lucas discusses the process of upscaling NASA images to 4K Jenny Priestley 15 mins ago Apollo's New M...

18/07/2019

Cord-stacking' on the rise

Increasing number of households combining pay-TV, Premium Channel and SVoD services Dan Meier 3 hours ago Increasing number of households combining pay-T...

18/07/2019

Government to add Paralympics to crown jewels' of sport

Also looking to add the Womens World Cup and Womens FA Cup Dan Meier 5 hours ago Also looking to add the Women's World Cup and Women's FA Cup t...

18/07/2019

DAZN, Discovery announce Eurosport distribution partnership

DAZN makes Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD available in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain Dan Meier 4 hours ago DAZN makes Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport...

18/07/2019

Netflix Q2 subscriptions fall below expectations

Service lost subscribers in the US for the first time in eight years Dan Meier 4 hours ago Service lost subscribers in the US for the first time in eight...

18/07/2019

NAGRA: tier-one sports rights mission critical for pay-TV companies

Emphasises need to limit impact of sports streaming piracy Dan Meier 4 hours ago Emphasises need to limit impact of sports streaming piracy target=_bla...

18/07/2019

Densitron acquires Intelligent Display Systems

IDS sales and engineering team joins Densitron Dan Meier 4 hours ago IDS sales and engineering team joins Densitron target=_blank title=Share on Linked...

18/07/2019

LTN to acquire Crystal

LTN and Crystal to offer mission-critical ad insertion Dan Meier 4 hours ago LTN and Crystal to offer mission-critical ad insertion target=_blank title...

18/07/2019

Molinare announces VFX appointments

Kerrie Bryant and Andy Tusabe join the team Dan Meier 4 hours ago Kerrie Bryant and Andy Tusabe join the team target=_blank title=Share on LinkedIn cla...

18/07/2019

Klotz appoints DWR as...

Cable manufacturer Klotz AIS has appointed DWR Distribution as its new distribution partner for South Africa. Frederic Kromberg, director of international sal...

18/07/2019

IBM registers patent for...

Pic: LetsGoDigital IT giant IBM has registered a patent for a smartwatch with a twice-foldable display. It can be used a regular smartwatch, it can then be unf...

18/07/2019

Comm-Tec and Lifesize...

Comm-Tec will distribute Lifesize products across Germany, Austria and Switzerland after the two companies signed a partnership agreement. The agreement means...

18/07/2019

In-car VR paired with...

A system that marries virtual reality with a car's driving movements was given a boost with a demonstration by Porsche at the Startup Autobahn Expo Day on T...

18/07/2019

Immersed in sound: Soundscapes audio event

Soundscapes, held in partnership with record label BPI in London, United Kingdom, aimed to showcase a combination of audio and virtual/augmented reality technol...

18/07/2019

GoBright certifies Philips displays

GoBright BV has appointed a partnership with Philips Professional Display Solutions, certifying the Philips 10-in multi touch displays as fully compatible with ...

18/07/2019

TAG Video Systems to Highlight Expanded IP Workflow Tools and Application-Centric Feature Sets at IBC2019

TAG Video Systems to Highlight Expanded IP Workflow Tools and Application-Centri...

18/07/2019

Colorado Studios utilize G&D KVM products within mobile Live TV production trailers

Colorado Studios utilize G&D KVM products within mobile Live TV production trail...

18/07/2019

Registration is open for the Johannesburg 48 Hour Film Project 2019

18 July, 2019 - 08:02 The concept of the project is for teams of Film Makers across Gauteng to make a short film of between 4 to 7 minutes, from start to fi...

18/07/2019

Protea Electronics to Showcase AJA's Latest Technology at Mediatech 2019

18 July, 2019 - 08:03 From July 17-19 at Mediatech 2019 in Africa, Protea Electronics (#D17) will showcase AJAs newest products and updates for broadcast, p...

18/07/2019

Finepoint Broadcast Adds Further 10 Sony HDC-4300 Camera Channels to Hire Stock

Finepoint Broadcast announces an expansion of its camera hire stock with the addition of a further 10 Sony HDC-4300 channels. "These purchases follow on from r...

18/07/2019

Leader Announces New Options for LV5600 and LV7600 Broadcast Test Instruments

Leader Electronics announces two new 25 GbE options for the LV5600 portable broadcast-quality waveform monitor and its LV7600 rasterising equivalent. Option LV...

18/07/2019

Custom Consoles Announces Refinements to MediaWall, Module-R and SystemTwo

Custom Consoles (www.customconsoles.co.uk) will exhibit the latest refinements to its MediaWall studio monitor mounting frames and Module-R control room furnitu...

18/07/2019

Ikegami to Demonstrate 4K Media-over-IP Gateway Module for UHK-430 Camera at IBC 2019

Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipme...

18/07/2019

Anevia Receives Futur40 Award

Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, announces that it has received a Futur40 award, an annual trophy distinguishing the 40 small and ...

18/07/2019

ATG Danmon Upgrades to New HQ

ATG Danmon (www.atgdanmon.co.uk) announces a major upgrade of its management, operational and engineering facilities with a move to new headquarters. "This rel...

18/07/2019

Duplitech Relies on Cintel Scanner 2 for HDR Film Scanning

Blackmagic Design today announced that Duplitech, one of L.A.'s most respected independent media service labs, is using a host of Blackmagic Design gear, in...

18/07/2019

PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box Goes Live at Life TV Asia

Life TV Asia, based at Marikina City in the Philippines, has chosen PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box as the core of its broadcast playout system. The new installati...

18/07/2019

Broadways Network Used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and ATEM Switchers

Blackmagic Design today announced that the hit Tony winning Broadway play Network used its products to help create an immersive experience for audience member...

18/07/2019

Christian Revival Church Implements AV Solution from Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that the newest branch of South Africa's Christian Revival Church (CRC) has installed a multi purpose AV solution based on...

18/07/2019

Picture Blocks Colorspace 4K HDR Vehicle Uses DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Design 12G Products

Blackmagic Design announced today that Picture Block used DaVinci Resolve Studio...

18/07/2019

Ben Hausdorff Shoots Pentatonix and Kirstin Maldonado Music Videos with Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Design today announced director and videographer Ben Hausdorff used t...

18/07/2019

Magewell Unwraps Powerful New Features and New Model in Ultra Stream Encoder Family

Magewell s Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming encoder has earned industry an...

18/07/2019

Comcast Begins Transition From Cinemax to Hitz

For Comcast, the Hitz are coming, albeit not all at once. As it said it would in late May, the operator started today replacing Cinemax channels with its own o...

18/07/2019

Nickelodeon Orders Season 13 of SpongeBob'

Nickelodeon has ordered a 13th season of animated hit SpongeBob SquarePants. The next season will have 13 episodes. Vince Waller and Marc Ceccarelli are the sho...

18/07/2019

Alicia Keys to Exec Produce Showtime Musical Drama

Alicia Keys performing during WE Day Credit: Scott Ramsay WE Alicia Keys will executive produce an untitled musical drama series on Showtime. Joining her in ...

18/07/2019

USA Network Picks Up Competition Series Cannonball'

USA Network has grabbed a competition series called Cannonball, which it said pits contestants against some of the highest, fastest and wettest challenges ever...

18/07/2019

Syndication Ratings: No Fireworks for Sitcoms Over Fourth of July

There were very few ratings fireworks among syndicated shows in the traditionally low viewing Fourth of July holiday session ending July 7. Making matters more...

18/07/2019

Meredith Stations Go Dark to Dish Customers

Despite a one-day extension made in hopes they could hammer out a deal, about 17 TV stations in a dozen markets owned by Meredith Corp. went dark to Dish subscr...

18/07/2019

ATVA: 2019 Retrans Blackouts Tie Previous Record

Meredith Corp.'s blackout of its 17 stations in 14 markets to Dish Network customers helped push the total retrans blackout tally to 213 so far this year, t...

18/07/2019

News from Sommer cable: RJ45 ONESIZE socket CAT.6a - GHMT certified

News from Sommer cable: RJ45 ONESIZE socket CAT.6a - GHMT certified posted: 17/07/2019 Be on the safe side RJ45CFXL-P1/P8 Be on the safe side is the ...

18/07/2019

Riedel Appoints Ash Condon as Regional Sales Manager, Southeastern U.S.

Riedel Appoints Ash Condon as Regional Sales Manager, Southeastern U.S. posted: 17/07/2019 Ashley D. Condon has joined Riedel North America as Regional Sa...

18/07/2019

Robe T1s for every day of the Aus LICHT Week

Robe T1s for every day of the Aus LICHT Week posted: 18/07/2019 One hundred and forty Robe T1 Profile LED moving lights were specified by the Dutch Nation...

18/07/2019

Sound Insight with Brad Divens

Sound Insight with Brad Divens posted: 18/07/2019 Like many in the music industry, Front of House Engineer Brad Divens got his start in music at a young a...

18/07/2019

MIX 101.5 to Celebrate Christmas in July with Crabtree Valley Mall

Its not beginning to feel a lot like Christmas outside, but MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM is going to help Crabtree Valley Mall create the feel of the holidays inside on Sa...

18/07/2019

Framestore Stays High' with Kim Gehrig for Brittany Howard's debut music video

-- View it in your browser. PRESS RELEASE JULY 17, 2019 Framestore Stays H...

18/07/2019

Custom Consoles announces latest refinements to MediaWall, Module-R and SystemTwo

-- Custom Consoles will exhibit the latest refinements to its MediaWall studio...

18/07/2019

Ben Hausdorff shoots Pentatonix and Kirstin Maldonado music videos with Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

-- Blackmagic Design today announced director and videographer Ben Hausdorff u...

18/07/2019

MTI Film Granted Patent for Tool that Aids Dolby Vision HDR Packaging

-- MTI Film, maker of the CORTEX family of set-to-screen workflow software solutions, has just been awarded US Patent 10,349,097 for its Graphical Editing Sol...

18/07/2019

AJA FS-HDR Powers First-Ever Simultaneous UltraHD HDR / HD SDR Broadcast for South Korean Audiences

-- AJA Video Systems helped power the exploration into the endangered habitats...