Techtel Enables Australian Institute of Directors to transform into a true broadcaster by commissioning their own in-house Studio and Control Room

Techtel, Australia’s leading broadcast systems integrator has successfully built an upgraded television studio for the Australian Institute of Company Directors (“AICD”). Initially deployed by Techtel in 2016, the latest upgrade reflects AICD’s continued commitment to video as an important communications medium. Further to the core of its studio live production solution, Techtel enables domestic and international feed distribution from AICD’s studio to various broadcasters, as well as facilitating local video and audio capturing, editing, recordings and media archival.

AICD is an organization committed to strengthening society through world-class governance. AICD’s television studio is used to support it work to build the capability of the director community and advocate on governance issues. Every year, AICD runs hundreds of programs and courses that convey to participants the theory and practical implications of Corporate Governance. In 2016, leveraging technological progress to improve efficient delivery of their programs, AICD appointed Techtel to build an in-house studio and control room, which now enables broadcasters such as Sky News and ABC News 24 to perform live crosses to AICD for insights from some of the country’s top economists, directors and governance experts. The Studio also provides AICD with the capability to record video and audio podcasts, training sessions and other forms of education and development programs from the comfort of their own office.

The studio features video and audio mixers with cameras, a range of broadcast monitors, Lumos Lighting controlled by a Jands LED lighting control console, Harmonic’s Ellipse encoder for contribution, as well as multiviewers, and an Avid editing suit. Techtel also worked closely with AICD and the builders to ensure other studio elements such as house lighting, on-air lights, acoustic specifications, power and studio furniture were designed to complement the installed technology.

Mal Chandler, Techtel CEO said, “To become a successful broadcaster you need good quality content driven by a mix of fit-for-purpose technology. In this project Techtel and AICD have covered both aspects - the results achieved by AICD during these last two years have been excellent and we look forward to seeing them on air throughout the Australian media bureaus”.