Means of communication in a TV studio, what will everyone else use?

Editors note – If you’ve ever been in television or movie production, you would be very knowledgeable about how effective a radio network is, in a fast paced environment, communicating with all the appropriate people at the right time Is crucial. But radio channels can get full with many different unrelated messages passing across each other, the newest digital radio systems present a more cell phone style of communciation, where communication could be intended for precise walkie talkies and users, enabling for a more productive and efficient call technique.


Outside broadcast units, location filming and film sets are often tricky environments with so many variables to take into account, from background noise, weather, demanding directors, temperamental talent and equipment, to coordinating a small army of crew, specialists, cast and extras to be in the right place at the right time.

It’s an industry that understands that time is money and that mistakes cost – whether in missing that crucial news shot or interview, having to do an additional take or paying for overtime.

It’s no wonder that in spite of the ubiquity of mobile phones, two-way radio communications reign supreme in broadcast production. The ability to communicate between director, producers, technicians, talent and the myriad of support personnel within and across groups, clearly and instantly, can often make the difference between chaos and success.

Now, with the extended coverage, security and flexibility offered by Kenwood NEXEDGE® Digital Two Way radios and walkie talkies, users in the broadcast production industry can benefit from the increased range, greater clarity, enhanced features, improved security against eavesdropping and more flexible management of user groups.

Kenwood NEXEDGE® is a fully scalable digital system in terms of users, groups and effective coverage and importantly, features Mixed Mode, allowing all NEXEDGE® hand portable walkie-talkies and mobile in-vehicle units to communicate automatically with any existing analogue radios whatever the make; providing the additional benefit of a straightforward and economical migration path to digital technology.

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