Caracol Televisión, one of the leading television networks in Colombia with more than 50 years of experience producing internationally successful shows, recently implemented the RTS VLink virtual intercom platform.
For the last 20 years Caracol has implemented intercoms from RTS, starting with ZEUS matrices and evolving over time into the current setup that includes ADAM and ODIN digital intercom matrices, KP-Series keypanels, and ROAMEO DECT-based wireless beltpacks.
VLink is a smartphone/tablet app that mimics an intercom user station, designed to enable remote users to interface with RTS intercom matrices via the Internet. It’s allowed broadcasters to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as continue on-site operations while observing social distancing protocols.
Caracol’s eight VLink licenses connect to its existing ADAM and ODIN hardware (four matrices in a multiframe configuration) via an RTS TM-10K Trunkmaster, allowing VLink to integrate and operate like another RTS matrix in the system. RTS technicians trained the Caracol team virtually, further ensuring pandemic safety. VLink is now used exclusively for Caracol’s news programming, including its primetime news broadcast, and provides seamless simultaneous communications between hosts, reporters and technicians.