The Radio Company has partnered with Trilogy Broadcast to offer the latest in Intercom systems technology - Messenger.
Messenger fulfils the need for a cost effective intercom solution without the installation, operational and future expansion constraints of more traditional 2 and 4 wire systems. From the factory configured Base System, Messenger can evolve to suit the emerging communication needs of the organisation.
At the heart of a Messenger system, the central matrix combines best of breed intercom functionality and expansion possibilities with the reduced cost of an entry level product. It offers full software programmability, choice of operator panels and other devices and has built-in IP capability.
Flexibility is the key to managing future requirements, and Messenger’s architecture allows you to develop the system as and when you wish, whether it is for a simple studio or OB, or a more complex multi-site intercom operation.
A single Messenger matrix can be expanded at any time to 16 or 24 panel / 4 wire ports and up to 4 channels of analogue telephone interfacing. For larger requirements, multiple Messenger matrices can be interconnected via the optional IP gateway over any standard network, utilising Trilogy’s proven IP based communications technology. This enables systems to be connected over multiple sites or to other current or legacy Trilogy systems including Gemini, Commander or Orator.
The standard Base System comprises an 8 port Messenger matrix, a pair of 10 key 1RU control panels and is pre-configured for 4 panel ports (Director, Audio, Engineering and Edit), 3 audio 4 wire ports and a single port with internal audio mixer / distribution amplifiers for interfacing up to 6 camera channels, as shown in the diagram below.
The 4 wire audio ports are initially allocated for Studio Floor Manager, Interrupted Foldback (IFB) for an Announcer (Presenter) and one external 4 wire. Our aim is to provide a ‘plug and play’ small studio intercom to be put into operation within minutes of delivery. There is even an optional cable and connector pack to assist installation and interfacing to external systems such as Camera Control Units (CCU) and GPIs.
Alternative or additional control panels can be supplied together with other options such as matrix expansion to 16 or 24 ports, redundant power supply and configuration software. The initial configuration is intended to support a typical studio system arrangement although alternative configurations can be supplied by Trilogy or created using the optional Gateway Configuration software.
- Ideally suited to Television and Radio Studios, OBs, Events and Fly-Aways, Media Schools, Conference Facilities and more
- High level intercom features and functionality but within a realistic budget
- Simple installation and set-up
- User friendly configuration and operation
- Based on proven technology with built-in IP capability
- Extensive range of control panels, interfaces and portable intercom solutions
- Seamless interfacing with other Trilogy systems including Gemini, Commander, Orator and Mercury