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Danmon Systems Group builds for Climate Change Conference COP15 Host Broadcast

The 15th meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Copenhagen at the Bella Center from December 7 to 18. Founded in 1992, the annual conferences, known as the 'Conferences of the Parties' (COP), provide a forum for discussion and assessment of progress in dealing with worldwide climate change and the next step after the Kyoto Protocol. Attendees this year will include US President Obama as well as senior politicians and officials from 192 countries. Representatives from many other worldwide NGO organisations will also be present.

COP15 is already receiving extensive press and media coverage

To provide the COP15 TV/radio media infrastructure and management, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded the Host Broadcaster Contract to a three-way partnership group, consisting of TV 2|DANMARK, Danmon Systems Group and East Productions. The duties of the Host Broadcaster are to support live television and radio production and feeds during the UN Climate Change Conference 2009 including construction and maintenance of an International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) for journalists and media staff of the television and radio broadcasters. A media city with 160 workspaces for broadcasters has been built, each of which has the facilities needed to receive live video and audio from the two plenary rooms and from five press-conference rooms. Recordings of the proceedings, format conversion, a full TV-studio, many stand-up positions, wireless cameras, radio cabins, editing facilities and satellite uplinks/downlinks have been provided for booking as well as a rental shop offering equipment, service and support.

TV 2 is providing the complete project management

TV 2 is providing the complete project management, with production and support staff, booking and rentals; Danmon Systems has built the IBC including extensive digital and analogue infrastructure; and East Productions has delivered OB production and uplink trucks and production staff. "The installation in the Bella Center includes an extensive fibre backbone and an estimated 180 kilometres of video/audio cable, feeding approximate 4,400 individual outputs," adds Danmon Systems Group Project Manager Peter Thomsen. "Beside production facilities, cameras, video servers and VTRs, the infrastructure includes an NVision router with VSM router control, Miranda Densit? modular equipment, DK Technologies sync generators/monitoring, Alpermann & Velte timecode generators, ClearCom intercom, Snell standards conversion and Cobham wireless camera links." Danmon Systems Group is part of Dan Technologies' Systems Integration Division which also comprises ATG Broadcast and Hiltron Communications. With offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Vietnam, Danmon Systems Group is a world-class supplier of consultancy, systems and services to television and radio broadcasters, post-production houses and professional audio studios, as well as to the corporate, academic and government sectors. Danmon Systems Group's fields of activity include every aspect of broadcast and electronic media technology, from ENG and SNG, to production and post production, to transmission and archiving, and covering video, audio, graphics, streaming, audiovisual and multimedia applications.