Vinten Radamec Introduces First ‘Ready to Use’ Robotics system at NAB 2013

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Vinten Radamec®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group brand, launches its new all-in-one robotic camera system at NAB 2013, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 8-11, 2013. Based on Vinten Radamec’s best of breed software and engineering used by many of the world’s most prominent broadcasters, the affordable ‘Ready to Use’ solution combines easy installation with leading camera control.

Visitors at NAB2013 will be able to see the system make its US debut at the prestigious industry event. The ‘Ready to Use’ package incorporates the recently released intuitive CP4 control panel, with the company’s renowned Fusion FHR-35 pan and tilt head, to deliver Vinten Radamec’s trademark smooth camera control. The robotics system is easy to install and operate, providing remarkably smooth control of the pan, tilt, zoom and focus functions of the camera and lens.

Karen Walker, Commercial Manager, Vinten Radamec, said: “This is an exciting year for us at NAB2013 as the full benefits of the ‘Ready to Use’ system will be demonstrated to the US market for the first time. We wanted to create the ultimate robotics camera solution that is both affordable and easy to use, which is exactly what we have achieved with this product.

“The ‘Ready to Use’ solution means that any studio can just plug in and play, and take advantage of broadcast quality robotics in minutes. It undoubtedly provides the simplest way for broadcasters to be able to consistently engage their audience with great, repeatable viewing experiences”.

The compact CP4 robotics control panel system has a desktop design incorporating an easy to use touchscreen that controls up to four heads and stores up to 40 pre-set shots. For larger environments, the upgrade solution enables users to control up to eight heads and 200 pre-set shots. The CP4 meets the needs of operators regardless of their level of robotics knowledge, and is a simple and straight forward product designed specifically for use with small robotic heads.

The ‘Ready to Use’ Robotics solution brings the CP4 together with Vinten Radamec’s remote pan and tilt head, the Fusion FHR-35. The most compact head in its class, measuring less than 10 inches/25cm by 7.48 inches/19cm, the FHR-35 incorporates the company’s innovative ICE technology to deliver unprecedented control and accuracy. Managed by the CP4, the FHR-35 carries a payload up to 35-lbs/16kg and is capable of discreetly supporting a camera, lens and 15” prompter.

In addition, the pan and tilt head is VR ready as there is an upgrade option designed specifically for the robotic controlled FHR-35, providing operators with a highly flexible solution suitable for a broad range of virtual reality applications.

Walker concluded, “We can also tailor the ‘Ready to Use’ system to match the broadcaster’s specific environment. We will select the right options of equipment, from wall ceiling mounts, tripods or cables, to provide a kit that will best suit each customer’s requirements. The ‘Ready to Use’ system can also be backed with a comprehensive support package for any operators who may be unfamiliar with the new technology.”

Vinten Radamec will be demonstrating its ‘Ready to Use’ system alongside a range of its high quality broadcast robotic equipment, in booth C6425.