ATG Danmon has completed upgrades to OB link facilities in the City of Westminster, Central London for one of Europe’s leading television news providers.
The project centred on new interface portals in at Abingdon Green adjacent to the UK Houses of Parliament and in Downing Street. Abingdon Green is often used by TV and radio reporters as a location for interviews with politicians. The Downing Street portal frequently used by commentators and mobile production crews covering activity outside the residences of the UK prime minister and the chancellor of the exchequer.
“Our role was to modernise the cabling, fibre and connectivity at each portal,” says ATG Danmon managing director Russell Peirson-Hagger. “These are used these for many Westminster-related broadcasts, both live and recorded, in addition to similar facilities at various other key London locations. They also form part of the wide range of services offered to other broadcast and corporate clients.
“Both portals are equipped to handle 1920 x 1080p50 Full-HD HD-SDI and IP. They also include high quality multi-channel analogue audio in/outs, genlock reference, IP data, a video return feed, audio talkback and electrical power. Everything is housed in highly robust and fully weatherproof steel cases which are kept locked until actually needed.”
“The project is the latest of several commissions we have completed for this client. We were chosen in part for our proven experience and because we already had accreditation to work within the Palace of Westminster.”