M&J Systems Technologies, a Washington, NY-based facilities and integration company, has developed the first Vertically Expanding Broadcast Truck – ideal for use in COVID-19 restricted environments. Intercom solutions from RTS perfectly align with the truck’s compact and flexible design.
The 40 feet long, 640 square feet trailer provides remote work stations on two floors, with space for a show producer, director, replay associate director, graphics coordinator, show associate director and an EIC/audio operator. A two-person announcer booth is also included. All positions are a minimum of six feet apart and include Plexiglas partitions. Fully equipped, the vehicle weighs less than 20,000 lbs.
This unique mobile unit is truly a design for the times; in addition to accommodating onboard social distancing, its use of an RTS ODIN OMNEO* digital intercom matrix also means there are no constraints when it comes to communications. Onsite staff and/or worldwide remotes are able to provide real-time communications through any of the onboard RTS KP series keypanels or two-wire partyline channels, and ODIN’s native RVON (RTS Voice Over Network) channels can provide low-latency links to any of the other thousands of RTS trunked intercom systems used by the majority of sports and news broadcasters.