Trilogy latest to comply with EBU standard

Trilogy Communications has become the latest company to announce that all its intercom communications systems are now compliant with the requirements of the recently announced EBU Tech 3347 Standard for Audio over IP Production Intercoms.

The new standard was announced by the European Broadcast Union in February and is designed to enable different manufacturers’ intercom systems to work seamlessly together in situations such as linking different broadcasters over IP to the International Broadcast Centre at a large international event, or in everyday use to communicate between two studios or with an OB van.

“Trilogy has very much been at the forefront of this first IP movement, developing our Mercury IP communications system in 2001,” says Barry Spencer, general manager broadcast at Trilogy Communications “Most of our competitors at that time dismissed IP for Broadcast intercom purposes on the basis that it wasn’t sufficiently resilient, bandwidth was an expensive commodity, and the inherent audio latency would not be acceptable. So we are thrilled that this important technology is now getting the recognition that it deserves.

“For intercom manufacturers such as Trilogy, who have already embraced this move and have been advocating the need for an industry standard for many years, we are now entering an interesting time within the industry as other manufacturers now look to how they will meet the standard. The EBU specification will open up the market and give broadcasters the ability to mix and match different vendor’s solutions, creating a shift of power away from proprietary vendors, which will inevitably create a more dynamic and user focussed marketplace. And we here at Trilogy are embracing this shift.”

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