In 2006-2007, LTT installed new lighting control systems in seven TVP television studios located in the Television's main building at 7 Woronicza Street. The project comprised design, delivery, configuration and deployment of the entire system.
It was a unique installation on the national scale. Never before have so many compatible devices manufactured by one maker been used in one building. Choosing this solution afforded TVP a uniform working environment for light engineers.
Each studio was equipped with Compulite Vector consoles. Altogether, over a dozen Vector Red, Vector Blue and Vector Orange devices were used. Despite differences in models, all Vector series consoles are compatible, which makes them easier for light engineers to use (since they share the same operating principles) and allows shows written on one console to be moved to another studio and played back on another console.
Additional equipment such as 19-inch touch screens, extra playback wings and editor wings were also provided. Each console was extended with a remote control device — a PDA-type device (namely, Fujitsu LOOX N560) running dedicated control software. This configuration made it easier to get the most out of all the Vector consoles.
In each studio an existing analog-DMX control system has been replaced with an Ethernet+DMX system. Introducing digital Ethernet system allowed decreasing the number of cables going in and out of the control room to just two Ethernet lines.
Each studio was equipped with a control distribution cabinet that receives the Ethernet signal and converts it to DMX signals. Ethernet/DMX floor boxes were installed, and pantograph outlet boxes were replaced with ones with DMX signal outputs. This allows devices such as moving heads to be mounted on the pantographs.
As a part of the project, the entire staff was trained in the use of the new system.