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01/08/2005

Robotics tops list of Shotoku Broadcast Systems’ products set for IBC debut

Shotoku Broadcast Systems has announced plans to show its new line of intelligently engineered, robotic control camera equipment and a full complement of new and established products at IBC 2005 on Stand No. 8.319.
Shotoku’s participation in the exhibition underscores the company’s commitment to the European market and its support of its recently launched UK-based operation headed by industry veteran, Mike Wolfe.
The company’s new robotic range tops the list of innovations that will be demonstrated at IBC. The line, comprised of robotic pan / tilt heads and control panels and designed to accommodate a broad cross-section of Shotoku’s new and existing robotic customers, is compatible with other manufacturers robotic counterparts.
“The range was extraordinarily well-received at its global debut at NAB 2005 in Las Vegas, NV where enthusiastic customers welcomed the long-overdue alternative,” said Wolfe, Managing Director of Shotoku Ltd. “Providing products compatible with other manufacturers’ equipment gives users a huge economic and operational advantage by enabling them to utilize legacy equipment formerly thought to be near obsolescence.”
The new range launches with a complement of pan / tilt heads designed for a wide variety of venues, including Legislatures/Parliaments, sports arenas, and all studio environments such as news, talk shows, and virtual reality sets. Control of the heads is accomplished via Shotoku’s own new panels, and may also be controlled by other manufacturers control units.
Rounding out Shotoku’s new robotic range are Camera Lens Drives with a direct digital interface via RS422. The drives also supply a traditional analogue interface for use with other manufacturers’ equipment. Lens hand controls are interconnected via the system electronics for Learn Mode applications. Shotoku Lens Drive modules for ENG/EFP lenses are available as an option.
IBC will also see the European premiere of Shotoku Broadcast Systems’ user-friendly award-winning TP-80 4-stage pneumatic pedestal.
Shotoku will also show to its recently introduced, cost-efficient TK-59VR Virtual Reality Jib, one of the company’s latest additions to its high-end VR tracking range.
Shotoku’s standard protocol is compatible with other popular protocols used by VR users and VR software manufacturers. The standard output from the tracking system to VR computer utilises RS422.
Shotoku Broadcast System, www.shotoku.tv
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