America TV selects Shotoku for HD camera installation

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 25 March 2015

Shotoku Broadcast Systems has announced the sale and installation of 15 Shotoku camera stations and pan and tilt head systems to America TV, a Buenos Aires-based channel owned by Multimedios America, one of the most watched signals in Argentina's capital district.

shotokuThe station is using the TP-200 and SX300 system, alongside its new Sony HDC-1700 studio cameras, as part of its facility redesign and migration to HD production, the first significant equipment upgrade for the station since its original installation 20 years ago.

"We are changing almost every piece of equipment in the station," said Daniel Borovsky, engineering and technical operations manager, America TV. "This includes our cameras, central infrastructure and, of course, pedestals."

The Shotoku TP-200 is a lightweight pedestal that addresses a wide range of applications, providing lightweight and finger-tip control over a wide range of height. The TP-200 meets the needs of studio operations where light to medium payloads are in use, and where on-air control is demanded.

The SX300 is an EFP pan and tilt head, suitable for many applications ranging from field and outside broadcasting (OB) truck to the studio, and supports any camera configuration up to 38kg.

"As pedestals in general are strong machinery, we have no doubt about the stronghold of the units," adds Borovsky. "One of the main needs we address with this acquisition is having real post-sales support and close contact with the factory. For us, staying in close touch with the vendor is an invaluable benefit".