Network Ten Expands Talkback in Sydney and Melbourne with Magna Systems and Engi

21 February, 2014 by IF


Recently Network TEN had a requirement to expand their talkback systems in Sydney and Melbourne in order to better service their new morning programing and Winter Olympics commitments, and as a result turned to Magna Systems and Engineering for their help.


Network TEN Senior Systems Design Engineer Leo Blanda explained, “Our RTS Telex talkback system was full using the original 8 I/O cards. We needed more ports for future requirements, therefore we bought four 16 I/O cards. We also expanded IFB circuits in both Sydney and Melbourne studios and added four comms ports to Manly for new breakfast show commitments. We then also added six pre-listen per studio mic sources to the RTS system.”

Magna Systems has a long history of supplying RTS Telex talkback systems to Network TEN, something Blanda and his team were keen to continue.

Blanda added, “Magna let us know what options were available and recommended the best products that would fulfil our needs. These eventually totalled four 16 I/O cards and a Trunkmaster 2000 for Sydney while ATV in Melbourne purchased a 16 I/O and 16 I/O RVON cards for IP VOIP connectivity.”

The four 16 I/O cards are now being used to expand the TEN RTS frame for the network’s increase in production requirements at both studios and their facility at Manly while the Trunkmaster, 16 I/O and 16 I/O RVON cards will be used at ATV Melbourne for Winter Olympics commitments.

Blanda added, “The Trunkmaster will manage the RTS systems at ATV, TEN and Sochi and will eventually manage RTS systems around the network.
We are very pleased with our purchases and with Lucas Bohm’s sales, customer support and knowledge of the product all of which made the decision to purchase very easy.”

Magna Systems Product Specialist Lucas Bohm said, “RVON was the perfect choice to easily and seamlessly connect the talkback for a remote studio over IP for Network TEN. We are delighted to be TEN’s partner of choice where talkback is concerned and look forward to furthering our relationship whenever and wherever we can be of assistance.”