Winner of TVB Europe’s “Best Of Show” at IBC 2022, New Option For the Innovative OmniGlide® Robotic Roving Platform Provides Virtually Unlimited Freedom Of Movement And An Industry First.
Allendale, NJ – Sept. 9-12, 2022 — In another pioneering first, Telemetrics, the innovators in robotic camera control, has developed a wireless video transmission and battery system for its OmniGlide® Robotic Roving Platform that allows users to freely move the popular OmniGlide studio camera pedestal and avoid obstacles virtually anywhere in the studio without cables
The ground-breaking wireless system was named a “Best Of Show” product at the recent IBC 2022 Show in Amsterdam by the Editors of TVB Europe magazine.
“Being able to move the rover anywhere without worrying about cables getting caught on a set piece or having a dedicated person physically managing the cables, is a big step forward for roving pedestals.” said Michael Cuomo, Vice President of Telemetrics. “Eliminating the cable loom attached to the rover further enhances our AI features such as path planning and collision avoidance.”
Going wireless with the rover still provides the same functionality customers are used to including camera power and control, teleprompter power and video, confidence monitor power and video and full robotic control. Also, at any time, the system can run on a standard cable loom providing a full backup solution. The wireless system is designed so that OmniGlides currently in the field can be upgraded to support wireless.
The new option for the OmniGlide consists of a field-proven wireless transmitter and battery system configured to the rover’s specifications, while maintaining the rover’s esthetics and precise, preprogrammed or manual movements.
The lithium-ion battery system provides DC power—which is safer than running AC power, as most rovers do*—a long run time and is fully rechargeable, making it ideal for long studio projects. Now users can shoot a production all day on battery power and then charge it overnight to be ready for the next day. The wireless transmitter’s robust features and low latency (sub frame delay of 7 milliseconds) ensure the reliability of exact pedestal movements.
* The European Union has mandated that populated spaces, such as production studios, must use low voltage (DC) power as a health and safety issue.
About Telemetrics, Inc.
Founded in 1973, Telemetrics revolutionized television camera control with the development of Triax cable-connected camera control systems, and continues to be a pioneer of innovative camera control systems used in the Studio, Legislative, Military, and Education markets. The company began designing, manufacturing and supporting its own camera robotics systems in 1979, and ceiling and floor camera track systems in 1981. Today, Telemetrics offers the OmniGlide® Robotic Roving Platform, the RoboEye® 4K Pan/Tilt System, the ever-expanding series of Robotic Camera Control Panels, the S5 line of Pan/Tilt heads, the Televator® family of motorized columns, and ceiling- or floor-mounted TeleGlide® track systems. Telemetrics is committed to making the most reliable, durable, and dependable television broadcast robotics ecosystem in the world…products that can be built on for decades, not just years.
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