Trade distributor to the AV and broadcast industry, Bright Space Technologies, has supplied The European Patent office in the Hague with Telemetrics camera robotics equipment to record the application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 40 European countries.
"The European Patent Office (EPO) is the executive arm of the European Patent Organization which is both a busy and serious operation guarding product rights for many manufacturers and negotiating trade standards globally," explains Colin Clarke, senior technical sales & support Manager at Bright Space Technologies. "The facility has a large auditorium with seating for over 200 delegates and required recording and 'near broadcast' level production services.
"Erik de Boer, head of AV at EPO needed to replace the existing pan & tilt camera system and raise the level of control available," continues Clarke. "Telemetrics was selected and supplied through Bright Space Technologies due to the products' superior control capabilities as well as the integrated camera paint functions provided by the innovative RCP system."
The EPO has purchased 4 x Telemetrics CP-S4 PT heads and these are now located in the auditorium with Hitachi HV-D30P SDI cameras and Fujinon D16 R11 lenses.
The RCP control panel uses an embedded PC and 4 GB flash card for the resident control programme. Originally developed in concert with and for NASA these units provide the ability to change cameras at a future date and still have access to the paint functions using the touch screen and assignable control features of the unit.
"These feature sets were particularly attractive when setting the benchmark for our choice as we hope to go HD in the next year," said Mr de Boer. "The sub-desk mounted RCP remote panel is particularly useful as it offers both simple and proportional control along with accurate shot recall combined with virtual 'paint' function interfacing to the Hitachi Cameras.
"In the small production area the space saving of the control panel offering such combined functionality was an immediate attraction," continues Mr de Boer. The ability to add up to a total of 16 cameras in the future, with minimal changes was another feature that drew me to this choice."