When it comes to long-distance interviews, Florida Gulf Coast University connects faculty, staff and students with most radio and television stations/networks via WGCU, the university-owned PBS and NPR affiliate. The broadcast studio is located on the FGCU campus in the Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center and provides live video and audio capability. To schedule interviews, please contact Kyle McCurry at [email protected].
Video interviews are coordinated through LTN Global Communications’ Smartcloud IP video transport service, which provides regular high-quality video transport connections to major broadcast networks. The studio transmits a 1080i, high-definition signal using technology from LTN Global Communications. Other studio features include full HD cameras, a controlled environment for video interviews, Sony lavalier microphones, and single and multi-camera capability.
High-fidelity audio remote connections are available for live or recorded interviews. The studio is equipped with ISDN, a Comrex Access, a Tieline Merlin, 5 Audio Technica AT4033A microphones and a 6-line Telos 2×12 phone system. If a connection is not possible at the time of the session, a local-side recording for tape-sync can also be made from a phone interview.
About LTN technology
LTN’s unique, patented technology – SmartCloud solution – was designed to combine the reach and flexibility of the internet with the quality and reliability of a private network. It has the ability to deliver HD and SD video content globally and cost-effectively, utilizing a highly redundant and controlled network, designed specifically to provide media content from any place to any number of locations around the world.
The LTN appliance receives media content via a dedicated encoder. A single HD camera with embedded audio will connect to the encoder with a serial digital interface (SDI). The Fujitsu IP-900 HD/SD encoder utilizes advanced H.264 encoding for bandwidth efficient real-time transmission of digital media content over the IP network. The appliance connects to the internet edge and is remotely monitored and managed on a 24/7 basis by LTN. Questions for LTN should be directed to its support line at 1-240-855-0004 or [email protected].