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IP Intercoms Ring
Around Loud & Clear
By Ewan Johnston
Sales Director,
Trilogy Communications

W

hile it lacks the sex appeal
of some of the latest video
technologies, intercom and talkback
are still vital to the production of
high quality broadcast content.
Trilogy intercom technology
is currently in use in more than
70 countries, so we have a
pretty comprehensive view of
current market requirements and
longer-term trends.
Demand is always strong
for quality, reliability and costeffectiveness. Trilogy systems that
are more than 15 years old are still in
daily live production use, so we are
confident in our reliability and value
for money. However, customers are
also looking for new benefits and
capabilities; the ability to readily
integrate with other systems; and
easy overall management. This
is where our current Gemini and
Messenger products come into
their own. They offer state-of-theart capabilities while seamlessly
integrating with legacy technologies.
For example, Version 5 of our
software provides tight integration
to industry standards such as
Ember + as well as new capabilities
that support the widest range
of platforms.
It's vital to continue the evolution
of new intercom approaches
that can take advantage of new
developments. One good example
is the advent of IP. There are
numerous benefits to IP-based
intercom systems, both for highend applications using our Gemini
distributed matrix intercom and
smaller, more straightforward
applications where our entrylevel Messenger system fits the
bill. The challenge is to educate
the marketplace as to how these
systems can future-proof their
comms systems at either end of
the broadcast scale.
Trilogy is well-placed to do so.
Although IP is the current rage, we

pioneered and launched the first
Voice over IP intercom system
back in 1999. We've continued to
develop new ways to incorporate
IP technology, most recently to
enable users to control their comms
systems from virtually any device,
including PC, tablet and mobile
devices, which has introduced
levels of flexibility and portability
previously unheard of. One of the
beauties of the broad acceptance
of IP is that, when coupled with
our existing experience, it greatly
accelerates the development of
market-leading products.
A recent example of this is the
seamless integration between our
Gemini IP intercom system and
the BBC R&D's camera-mounted
Stagebox device, which enables
programme makers to link multiple
cameras and move HD content over
a standards-based IP network. The
introduction of Stagebox marked
a major advance with its ability to
connect cameras, microphones,
feeds and tallies directly to the
editing process. Trilogy is doing its
part by enabling talkback to travel
via Stagebox onto a WAN and feed
directly, as native IP, into a Gemini
intercom matrix.
The industry is rapidly moving to
open standards to enable customers
to avoid vendor lock- in. Trilogy's
philosophy matches this trend and
our current and future products will
enable our customers to exploit the
benefits open standards can bring
to their environment in terms of
flexibility, management and ease
of integration. This is not just idle
chatter. There are real solutions
already in place using technologies
such as SIP to extend intercom use
to new users and new market areas.
We've been at the forefront of
IP-based advances in intercom
systems for more than 15 years, so
in terms of intercom, IP-based or
otherwise, we're safe as houses.

We
Heard
You

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performance of this professional 1.9GHz wireless
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