In 2019, Shotoku delivered and installed an enhanced suite of products, including; Shotoku’s SmartPed robotic XY pedestal, TI-11 elevator with TG-27 compact head and the Company’s unique SmartRail ceiling track system with descending column.
Shotoku also upgraded Star TV’s existing TR-XT control systems to support new and legacy systems as well as CCU control of Star’s Panasonic and Grass Valley cameras.
SmartPed is able to deliver cuttting-edge performance with a sleek studio footprint and advanced movement controls – with operators able to recall complex shot sequences and studio positions with ease. SmartPed also makes use of several TR-XT features such as Zoning, where operators are able to easiliy define no-go areas within the studio, allowing for studio equipment and props to be considered when moving SmartPed.
The Shotoku SmartRail system installed at Star TV is one of the longest in the world, delivering excellent performance and value.
Using the track installed by dedicated Shotoku engineers, Star TV operators are now able to easily control the column’s vertical height and horizontal movement from the Shotoku TR-XT control panel. SmartRail is at the forefront of ceiling- track mounted robotics, delivers exciting new angles and movements to any studio operator.
Star TV particularly valued the cost-saving impact of a fully automated studio, which reduced their operational costs significantly whilst maintaining the same, high standard of day to day operation. With Shotoku engineers’ high level of technical ability and installation efficiency, the project was completed within the hard deadline and performed flawlessly from day one – capturing the magic of the Cricket World Cup for millions of viewers.