German Parliament gets TV Upgrade to HD with BTS

BTS broadcast technology solutions received contract to upgrade plenary hall and control room

BTS broadcast technology solutions, Weiterstadt, will transfer TV coverage of sessions in the German parliament into the HD age: In 2001 BTS realized the parliament TV installation for Deutscher Bundestag, the German National Parliament, in the historic Reichstag building in Berlin.

More than 35 cameras in 2 Studios, 5 Conference Rooms and in the plenary hall can be dynamically assigned to 4 control rooms. The parliament TV is used in house and for transmission via public and private broadcasters and via the Internet.
Now the plenary hall and one control room will be upgraded by BTS to HD.

Grass Valley LDX Camera - Jupiter Control System - Kayak HD Mixer


BTS will install 8 Grass Valley LDX cameras with 40-times Fujinon lenses and 8 camera CCUs (XCUs) with OCPs and MCPs, a transmission system via dark fibre, a Grass Valley Kayak-HD mixer and a multiviewer system. 2 HD character generators and 2 Nevion HD router will be integrated. Both the Radamec camera robotic system and the Jupiter control system will be adapted to the new technology. New HD monitors and a Tektronix waveform monitor complete the upgrade.

BTS broadcast technology solutions GmbH, Weiterstadt: BTS is an internationally experienced and innovative systems integrator in the television broadcast industry. Its customers include broadcasters, production companies, news agencies, archives, OB vans and corporate TV service operators. BTS works with the leading product manufacturers. Both the stationary solutions for studio production, play out, news, distribution and archiving solutions as well as the mobile OB vans and flight cases meet the highest standards of productivity, flexibility and reliability. BTS helps its clients build and optimize their broadcast systems: for a program in quality, safety and efficiency, that is the best in its class.