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 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 and political commentators. The Downing Street portal is frequently used by reporters and mobile production crews covering activity outside the residences of the UK prime minister and the chancellor of the exchequer.
Russell Peirson-Hagger, ATG Danmon MD, said: “Our role was to modernise the cabling, fibre and connectivity at each portal. Both portals are equipped to handle 1920x1080p50 full HD, HD-SDI and IP. They also include high quality multi-channel analogue audio I/O, 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.”