Shotoku Broadcast Systems marks its 70th Anniversary at this years 2015 NAB Show with a celebration in its booth C7033. Along with showcasing its full range of control solutions, pan & tilt heads, robotic and manual pedestals, and virtual reality products for OB, studio, field production and legislative applications, the company also officially launches its new […]
Shotoku Broadcast Systems marks its 70th Anniversary at this years 2015 NAB Show with a celebration in its booth C7033. Along with showcasing its full range of control solutions, pan & tilt heads, robotic and manual pedestals, and virtual reality products for OB, studio, field production and legislative applications, the company also officially launches its new TP500 compact and lightweight pneumatic pedestal as well as showcases its well-received SmartTrack smart rail camera system that addresses the demands of daily TV studio use.
We are delighted with the opportunity to celebrate a milestone anniversary at NAB this year as we mark 70 years providing the industry with advanced technology and solid, high-performing products, said Tony Hanada, Managing Director at Shotoku.
NAB also allows us vital time to learn more about the needs of our US and global customers, while sharing our latest solutions such as our new pneumatic pedestal and rail system. As always, we are excited to showcase our full-range of remote camera systems for TV live news, sports and current affairs as well as government and legislative applications at this years show alongside our series of manual support gear used by production professionals around the globe.
TP500 pneumatic pedestal
Shotokus new TP500 is a compact and lightweight pneumatic pedestal capable of supporting camera payloads of up to 121 lbs. (55 kg.), and ranges from 26.2 (665mm) to 58.5 (1,485mm) in height. It is suitable for multi-location use such as OB, studio or event production. The robust modular design allows simple transportation of the TP500 between locations, without compromising its ability to provide a stable platform for camera operators. In addition, the TP500s integrated inflation pump offers flexibility and freedom, regardless of the broadcast location. The pedestal is ideally paired with Shotokus SX300 and SH100/120 pan & tilt heads for optimal performance.
SmartTrack smart rail camera system
At this years NAB, Shotoku highlights its new SmartTrack system, a fully integrated product based on the core track-based technology of MAT, Germany. In combination with Shotoku pan & tilt heads and control systems the MAT system is turned into the perfect solution for TV studio use, day after day. It is highly adaptable, supporting floor or ceiling operation and a range of height column configurations, in both upright and inverted modes. The high quality engineering of the MAT and Shotoku systems ensure that the system is robust and stable, designed for long-term use in demanding applications such as 24/7 news or TV.