RTS intercom systems
Small Television Station

Small Television Stations

We needed a good, solid wireless system for our floor crew, and ROAMEO certainly is that

We needed a good, solid wireless system for our floor crew, and ROAMEO certainly is that

Brett Kotheimer, TMZ

Smaller stations need cost-effective solutions, and RTS has the broadest range of options to suit your needs and your budget. RTS combines efficient use of power and space with uncompromising performance, condensing sophisticated technology into compact and lightweight form factors such as the 1RU ODIN digital matrix, ROAMEO wireless digital beltpacks and our range of IP-ready KP series keypanels.

We offer the highest audio quality for LAN users, with easy integration with existing equipment and infrastructure via OMNEO (with Dante) on Ethernet. For WAN installations, choose OMNEO-optimized equipment in combination with our TriBus technology. RTS RVON VoIP technology adds another robust option for connecting multiple users over local or much larger networks – a proven technology trusted by the biggest names in broadcasting.

Seamless scalability is an essential element of everything we make, so your system can grow as your needs grow – always with the latest forward-thinking technology, and always backwards compatible with your existing RTS equipment, so you can get the most out of your investment.

Studio
Studio Example

Local television stations in the US are either Owned and Operated by major networks, such as ABC, CBS or NBC, or they are independently owned, but affiliated by contract to a network. The networks supply local stations with content. Local television stations typically produce local news and weather. RTS supplies the intercom system, typically an ODIN, as well as keypanels, partyline equipment and IFBs. Figure 1 shows an example of a local television station.

Figure 1. Small television station, overall view

The ODIN at the center of Figure 1 is the central audio router. Analog program audio comes in from a mixer. Four keypanels are shown here for Director, Producer, Teleprompter, and Audio. A light technician and a stage manager each use wired partyline. In this example, there are two “talents” – one is using a wired IFB, the IFB-325, and one is using a wireless IFB, the TR-16. An IFB is a listen-only device. On-air talents typically have an ear-piece, in which they hear the program audio, also referred to as non-interrupt audio. However, when the on-air talent needs to hear an important message – the interrupt audio – the non-interrupt audio is dimmedor muted, to allow the important message to be heard. The message may be ‘going to commercial break in ten seconds’ or ‘wrap up your interview within 30 seconds’. Figure 2 shows how the IFB works.

Figure 2. IFB - overview of principle of operation

In this example, non-interrupt audio comes from the audio mixer. The interrupt audio – which may be coming from the producer or director, is coming from the ODIN. The two audio sources converge in the IFB-828. In the RTS two-wire format, three wires are available. Interrupt and non-interrupt audio are transmitted on different pins. The IFB-325 is an active device that allows the user to control the headset volume. Interrupt audio is fed trough a ¼’ mono plug for a CES-1 talent earset. A wireless IFB system is also available. The transmitter is called TT-16 and the receiver is TR-16. The principle is the same but there is no wire to worry about. TT-16 / TR-16 operate in the VHF spectrum.

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"People kept commenting on how crystal clear the comm system was and how well it worked." -Jim Barton, ME Pro Video

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Digital Matrix

ODIN

OMNEO Digital Intercom

ODIN OMNEO Digital Intercom

The ODIN OMNEO digital intercom matrix condenses decades of experience and the latest RTS innovations into a compact single rack unit package providing an unprecedented combination of flexibility, scalability and full IP performance.

Where previous-generation digital matrix products were significantly larger and more costly to own and operate, ODIN’s feature set and form factor are designed to make a professional matrix solution more accessible, easier to use and scalable than ever before – up to eight units can be interconnected for a total of 1024 ports. It also offers the broadest interoperability with future, current and legacy RTS products; supports Dante-compatible OMNEO IP technology; and allows seamless connectivity between analog two-wire, four-wire and digital devices.

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"Next-generation technology into the most compact package possible”

Jim Barton, ME Pro Video

ROAMEO
Wireless Intercom

ROAMEO

Cellular DECT-Based Wireless Intercom System

ROAMEO Cellular DECT-Based Wireless Intercom System

  • Uninterrupted, high-quality and license-free audio based on DECT standard
  • Fully integrated solution using state-of-the-art technology
  • Seamless roaming across wide areas
  • User-friendly operation

ROAMEO Cellular DECT-Based Wireless Intercom System

"ROAMEO is the perfect upgrade for us. It addresses our present needs without changing our RTS matrix, and it opens up new capabilities in terms of workflow and we’re ready for future expansion."

Brett Kotheimer, TMZ

BP-4000 & BP-5000
Beltpacks

BP-4000 & BP-5000

Portable universal beltpack headset stations for mobile users

BP-4000 & BP-5000

  • Auto-wiring scheme detection
  • Intelligent power management
  • Enhanced talk button control
  • Remote kill function
  • Voice guidance easy factory default reset
  • Headset connectivity

BP-4000 & BP-5000
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Intercom Headsets

LH-300 Series

Ultra-Lightweight Headsets

LH-300 Series Ultra-Lightweight Intercom Headsets

  • Day-Long Comfort
  • Durability
  • Ease-of-Use

LH-300 Series Ultra-Lightweight Intercom Headsets

Guidelines & Requirements for Next-Generation IP-Based Intercom Systems

Guidelines & Requirements for Next-Generation IP-Based Intercom Systems

Intercom systems consist of a central audio router, the matrix, plus user devices connected to the matrix, such as keypanel control interfaces. In this article, we will be focusing on the matrix itself, in particular how current and future needs translate into requirements on the products themselves.

More Resource Guides

OMNEO Resource Guide

OMNEO Resource Guide

Whether you are highly experienced with digital audio networking or just making the change-over from analog, this guide attempts to explain the basic technological principles behind any OMNEO network and address usability and implementations.

VLink Resource Guide

VLink Resource Guide

VLink is a fully interconnected software intercom solution for RTS Digital Matrix systems.

RVON Resource Guide

RVON Resource Guide

RVON (RTS Voice Over Network) is a solution for establishing intercom audio over long distance.

Let's Talk

Let's Talk

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  • System Design
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  • Programming & Commissioning

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About RTS Intercom Systems

RTS is the industry leader in professional intercom systems, providing solutions that combine forward-thinking functionality, real-world reliability and superior sound quality.

At the forefront of intercom technology for over forty years, we are the brand most-trusted by the biggest names in the business. Our family of digital matrices is the most complete and widely used of its type in the world, proven in the most critical and demanding applications.

RTS Intercom Systems is part of the Bosch Communications Systems family of brands, offering the world’s most complete portfolio of professional audio and communications solutions.