USC Annenberg

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The University of South California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has installed a sophisticated Telemetrics camera robotics system in three of its state-of-the-art television studios and two large event spaces within its newest building, Wallis Annenberg Hall.

USC Annenberg is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. The School of Journalism off­ers students a range of experience in broadcast news production, and its award-winning Annenberg Television News (ATVN) has earned an outstanding reputation in the broadcast community.

We modeled our studio operations and installations to mirror a top 10 market nightly news show, and the Telemetrics camera robotics system was the only one we evaluated that provided the combination of ease of use, advanced capabilities and affordability that met those requirements.

The Telemetrics camera robotics system is integrated with USC Annenberg’s Ross OverDrive production control and other leading systems to create a high-end, automated news broadcasting center with advanced features and functionality.

In addition to automation, USC Annenberg also wanted the ability to manually control remote pan/tilt camera heads, which Telemetrics’ camera control so‑ware accommodates.  However, since installing the Telemetrics camera robotics system, USC Annenberg’s sta­ff and students have grown accustomed to employing full automation and rarely use manual controls.

The decision to install Telemetrics camera robotics in its facility wasn’t a diff­icult one given the system’s capabilities and a strong recommendation from Advanced Design Group, the consultant brought in to evaluate potential systems. Advanced Broadcast Solutions installed three Telemetrics PT-RM-1 Pan/Tilt heads, three RCCP-1 remote camera control panels and one Telepod Elevating Tripod System. The products were deployed in three studios and two large event spaces, including a 150-seat auditorium that also serves as a theater.

About Telemetrics, Inc.

Telemetrics, founded in 1973, revolutionized the robotic camera control industry with the introduction of robotic camera control over Triax. Today, Telemetrics is a pioneer of innovative solutions used in Studio, Legislative, Military, and Education. Telemetrics offers the S5 line of Pan/Tilt heads, motorized columns with the Televator, ceiling or floor mounted TeleGlide track systems and expansive software control packages with the RCCP-1 platform. Telemetrics is committed to making the most reliable, durable, and dependable broadcast ecosystem in the world…products that can be built on for decades not just years.

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