Shotoku to Show Ceiling Mount Rail System, Robotic Pedestal with Unequaled Control Features at IBC

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July 22, 2019 - PRLog -- Sunbury, UK – 11 July 2019 – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, international manufacturer of  high-quality, easy-to-use, robust and reliable robotic and manual camera support systems, will show its industry-leading technology at IBC in Stand 12.E42 by highlighting its globally adopted SmartRail ceiling or floor mounted robotic track system, and SmartPed, a fully robotic XY pedestal installed in on-air environments worldwide. Shotoku will also introduce a manual series of ENG/EFP camera support tripod systems.

"Shotoku changed the playing field from the floor to the ceiling in 2015 when we installed our first ceiling track system with full elevation control - and that system has been on-air every day," explained James Eddershaw, Shotoku UK managing director. "Today Shotoku has successfully installed SmartRail and SmartPed systems globally, at clients ranging from small studios to large broadcast facilities.


SmartRail – Both Ceiling and Floor Mounted Configurations
SmartRail, Shotoku's second-generation camera rail system targets live studio 24/7 broadcasts. The world-leading system, ideal for full-size camera configurations, can be ceiling-mounted for extended elevate/descend range and dolly drive allowing eye-level and sweeping shots under a single Shotoku control system.  SmartRail can also be floor mounted.

SmartPed Robotic Pedestal – Zonal Operating Areas and ANI
Shotoku's SmartPed Robotic Pedestal, engineered for reliability, ease-of-operation and continuous live production use, supports countless channels worldwide. SmartPed now offers zoned areas of operation and Absolute Navigation Interface (ANI) system enabling an absolute navigation (i.e. optical tracking) system to provide always-referenced pedestal position data.

New - TG-18 PT Head with Integrated Electronics
Shotoku's universally deployed TG-18 PT head designed for full-size payloads and instant manual/remote switchover has a new fully-integrated electronic control system. The powerful CMC electronics module can be embedded within the TG-18, providing a unit with AC power and network connections directly to the head adding alternatives for existing configurations.

New – 'LiveView' Powerful User Interface with Unparalleled Capabilities
The TR-XT's  new LiveView option uses a secondary IP video camera to provide a wide-angle scene view for each camera. Operators can use the LiveView image to control and command the robotic systems to new positions – without needing to pre-store the position. LiveView also opens up the TR-XT to future support of Shotoku's auto-tracking face recognition systems.


SX200 and SX260 ENG Tripod Systems
Shotoku's high-end ENG/EFP SX200 (20kg/44Lbs) and SX260 (25kg/55Lbs) systems feature Shotoku's "Truebalance" perfect counterbalance system, easy-to-adjust with intuitive display, and the Shotoku "Viscam" drag, providing the convenience and speed of a stepped system with the increased control and performance of being continuously variable.

Shotoku will also show the SD & SE Manual Tripods.
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