Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) installs Densitron IDS

Crawley, UK, 18 May 2021 – Densitron, the global leader in innovative Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and display technology, has announced that Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), has installed a comprehensive Intelligent Display System (IDS) from Densitron for its broadcast facilities in Kuala Lumpur.

IDS is a vendor agnostic control and display layer that integrates with, and controls, all critical media technology infrastructure products such as playout, automation, scheduling, building management and AV systems. The simplicity of IDS is its strength. The elegant UI allows users from any level to engage with IDS to deliver multiple complex applications at the touch of a button. The install at RTM, specified and completed by Malaysia-based system integrator, Mahajak Trio Electronics, is comprised of 135 IDS devices located throughout RTM’s TV and radio studios and control rooms, edit suites, and public spaces.

The installation, which includes displays, display drivers, servers, I/O interfaces, table lamps, touchscreens, and wall lamps gives RTM a comprehensive range of visual information and control options for each area in which IDS operates.

Reuben Such, Global Business Director at Densitron IDS said, “IDS provides RTM with exceptional visibility of what’s happening in all active – and inactive - areas. It not only delivers RTM with crucial live information, but it monitors multiple aspects of system health and alerts users to any event that may require attention.”

RTM came to Mahajak Trio Electronics with a must-have list for its display and control needs. In addition to 43 IDS large format displays, IDS touch panel controls were also required for RTM’s primary control rooms. The panels are able to display mic live, on air, and indicate if a telephone is connected or ringing.

With the IDS control system, screen design layouts, branding logos, and backgrounds can be switched and updated via an easy-to-use web interface. Scrolling, and prioritised text messages can be shared with all displays if required, or with specific groups on the system for a pre-determined amount of time. Each studio that uses IDS takes advantage of reference quality pip tones from the world-standard Greenwich Time Signal. “The flexibility and detail IDS provides for RTM at its visual fingertips is remarkable,” said Lee Chin Kah, senior project manager at Mahajak.

And IDS doesn’t just monitor what’s going on inside each area. The system provided to RTM also gives an overview camera display outside each studio, so what’s taking place inside can be observed without disruption. It also offers visibility of all security cameras if necessary. The touchscreens in the control rooms also provide for situational awareness and interaction with each studio as necessary.

“RTM is already making additional plans to develop and deploy new aspects of the IDS technology to suit its evolving needs,” added Lee. “One of the many benefits of IDS is that it’s so easy to configure it to do precisely what is required, wherever it’s needed.”

Such concludes, “IDS has become an essential workflow tool worldwide. It’s highly satisfying that RTM has already found IDS so beneficial that it’s exploring even more ways to use it.”