Outside broadcast units, location filming and film sets are often difficult environments with so many variables to take into account, from background noise, weather, demanding directors, temperamental talent and equipment, to coordinating a small army of crew, specialists, cast and extras to be in the right place at the right time.
It’s an industry that understands that time is money and that mistakes cost – whether in missing that crucial news shot or interview, having to do an additional take or paying for overtime.
It’s no wonder that in spite of the ubiquity of mobile phones, two-way radio communications reign supreme in broadcast production. The ability to communicate between director, producers, technicians, talent and the myriad of support personnel within and across groups, clearly and instantly, can often make the difference between chaos and success.
Kenwood communications equipment has featured strongly in the broadcast production industry for many years, whether ProTalk PMR446 license-free hand-portable walkie talkies in outside broadcast units or on location, analogue radios on permanent sets or digital radio systems across entire film and studio facilities, customers have come to rely on Kenwood to deliver the reliable and economical voice and data communications that help to keep productions on schedule and budgets in check.
Today, in addition to its NEXEDGE® fully scalable digital systems, Kenwood can offer dPMR, DMR digital solutions alongside the latest ProTalk digital license-free PMR446 radios featuring digital/analogue mixed mode and ProTalk DECT fully duplex digital wireless intercom systems.
Kenwood hand portable walkie talkies conform to MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G for ruggedness and durability and are IP54/55 Water & Dust Intrusion rated, making them ideal for operation in harsh outside broadcast environments.
Whatever the communication requirement, whether voice, data or both, the number of users, groups and effective coverage, Kenwood can offer a cost effective solution.
See also Kenwood in Event Management and our case study on RT UK equips its London studios with NEXEDGE® Digital.