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“Tieline is thrilled to win this prestigious award for ChatterBox,” said Will McLean, CEO Tieline Group of Companies. “Visitors at NAB2018 clearly saw value in ChatterBox, which delivers a high fidelity IFB communications solution with push-to-talk communications back to the studio from any remote location. Best of all, ChatterBox delivers the freedom to communicate over readily available cellular and Wi-Fi networks from anywhere in the world.”
A single ChatterBox rack-mount unit at the studio provides up to 6 channels of high-quality intercom audio for remote broadcasts. To complement this, a simple ChatterBox smartphone app delivers up to six dedicated IFB and push-to-talk communications circuits. Unlike DECT-based services, ChatterBox provides true roaming and portability over cellular networks (3G, 4G LTE, 5G) and Wi-Fi for remote television broadcasts.
Reporters, guests and other on-air talent, as well as remote directors, producers, camera operators and other technical staff no longer have to carry bulky belt pack intercom units. They can simply download the ChatterBox app onto their iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, open the app, connect, and then tap the device screen to activate PTT talkback paths directly to the ChatterBox rack unit.
At the studio, route high quality, low latency intercom audio directly from the rack unit into studio communications panels for control room directors, producers, program directors, master control operators and other technical staff as required.
“The NewBay Best of Show Awards at NAB are now in their fifth year,” said Paul McLane, NewBay managing director, content. “The program seeks to shine a spotlight on relevant innovations in technology as seen around the million-square-foot exhibit floor of the industry’s top trade show. The list of 2018 winners and nominees gives real insight into where and how rapidly our media tech businesses are evolving.”
Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in TV Technology, the digital television authority, serving the broadcast, cable, production, post production, business and new media markets.
Tieline expects ChatterBox to be available towards the end of 2018.