New control room for the City of Denton, Texas
The City of Denton, Texas, recently overhauled its television systems, which included an upgrade to HD. The city had previously done two facility “makeovers,” in 2010 and 2013, migrating the production and automation infrastructure from analog to digital.
Denton requested an upgrade to full HD production and playback, so the most recent effort included a redesign of the workflow to include a rushworks A-LIST SD/HD automation and streaming system, and a VDESK PRO 8 integrated pan-tilt-zoom camera control system.
The control room was completely gutted and rebuilt around a 40 x 40 matrix routing switcher, with wall-mounted multiviewers and arm-mounted touchscreen interface monitors for A-LIST and VDESK.
The audio system was upgraded to include ten dais microphones and a digital signal processing system for managing input levels and in-room speaker output.
The VDESK was configured to control four PTZ cameras in the council chamber, and three more in the staff workroom. The job was completed in five days, working around scheduled meetings.
“The rushworks team did exactly what they said they’d do,” said Billy Matthews, the cable television supervisor for the city. “They listened to what we wanted, designed the entire project and left us with the functionality and form we needed. We love what they did.”