Case Study: #YouthForChange Event
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On the 19th July 2014, the UK government hosted #YouthforChange, an event developed by young people for young people to ignite action around girls’ rights and strengthen young people as leaders of the future.

Views from the #YouthforChange event were fed into the Girl Summit 2014 to ensure the voices of young people were represented on these issues. “Over 200 young people from around the UK and abroad attended the event, Key Speakers at the Youth For Change Event included Home Secretary Theresa May, International Development Secretary Justine Greening, Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Hannah Godefa and Precious Simba Founder of the Girls Development Initiative, a girls’ empowerment organisation based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.”

Event Management Services provided by RTS

From initial project brief to completion we worked closely with the DFID Youth For Change event team to deliver an event that surpassed client expectations.

  • Complete event management
  • Main conference room AV set-up with branded backdrop, staging, main audio mix sent to in-house sound system operated by RTS technicians, presentation and video playback.
  • Live show direction incorporating 2 manned HD-SDI cameras, video playback and speakers’ presentations
  • Multi-point video conferencing to DFID offices worldwide
  • Live web stream with VOD (Video on demand)

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Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development

One Digital

RTS have installed One Digital –  PACE compliant AIRLight portable interview recorders for a customer who wanted to replace a legacy analogue audio recording system.

The AIRLight portable Interview recorder is a PACE compliant digital audio recorder for evidential and disciplinary interviews.

The portable recorder can be mains or battery powered and is suitable for recording in any location. The recorder guarantees faultless, digital stereo recordings of up to eight hours on two identical CD copies.

Both copies are digitally signed preserving the integrity of the recording. The AIRLight recorder is network-ready.

AIRLight Recorder

PACE compliant

AIR Recorders have been designed specifically for evidential recording and are fully compliant with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (1984) and Home Office guidelines.

Integrity of the recordings

  • The integrity of every recording is protected by a 2048 bit DSA digital signature and a SHA-1 checksum
  • The AIR will only commence recording when correct blank media and fully functioning microphones are present
  • The discs cannot be forcibly or wrongly ejected

Fail-safe features: standalone and networked

  • Recordings are fully protected from the loss of power.
  • When in network mode, AIR Recorders will not record if there is an error with the network connection
  • A recording is only declared completed after the audio has been transferred to the designated server
  • Metadata relating to the recording can be stored alongside the recording on every disc
  • Multiple audio formats can be recorded on to every disc

Robust Construction

  • Light weight but robust aluminium casing withstands accidental knocks & direct spillages
  • Buttons, indicators & connectors are designed for frequent use

Network ready

  • All AIR Recorders are network-ready as standard

Network diagram for AIRLight


  • The AIR recorders are fully compatible with a number of leading transcription workflow systems


  • The systems are scalable from simple point-to-point FTP, to enterprise level

AIRLight Tailor-made customised solutions

RTS can provide fully integrated transcription workflow solutions tailored to your specific requirements.

AIRPlayer: PC-based transcription solution

The AIRPlayer Transcription Kit is specifically designed for use with AIR and AIRLight digital audio interview recorders.


Viewing of recording metadata

  • The software allows access to the job metadata providing all the relevant Interview information.

Verification of recording integrity

  • The player can verify the recorded data against the checksums stored on the recorded discs.

Advanced transcription features

  • The AIRPlayer consists of Transcription software, headset and foot-pedal providing advanced transcription facilities.

RTS have installed the AIRLight, PACE compliant, digital audio recorders into public sector organisations and hold demo equipment for customer evaluation.

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RTS have recently invested in a pair of Televic D-Cerno digital discussion systems. One system will go into hire stock with immediate effect and a second is for installation for an upcoming event.

Rory Horan, Senior Audio Engineer at RTS, evaluated the units and said “The Televic D-Cerno system is a great addition to the ever growing and cutting edge stock that RTS holds. It won out over similar systems supplied by other manufacturers because of its many features.”

Televic D-Cerno

Televic D-Cerno digital technology

D-Cerno is the first product on the market based on digital conference technology. The technology inside D-Cerno is based on the same principles as the technology incorporated in Televic’s flagship products of the top range.

Its ability to record a day’s conferencing onto a standard memory stick in the most versatile of formats, MP3, is invaluable. The system can also be controlled via a simple iPad app.

Fanless operation

The central unit has no fan, so it is absolutely silent and can be placed in the room and near the chairman or delegates without any concern for fan noise.

D-Cerno Shielded microphone

Televic offers the best shielding of microphones in the market today, making its products immune to interference from mobile phones. The Televic shielding technology has been incorporated also in the D-Cerno product.

Fail-safe redundancy (Patent Pending)

D-Cerno can be cabled both in branch (daisy-chain) or in loop. When cabled in loop, a patent pending redundancy mechanism guarantees that the system continues to work, should a cable break or be disconnected for some reason.

Touch sensor button technology

D-Cerno makes use of the most recent touch sensor button technology offering the following benefits:

  • Hygienic and easy to clean: there are no gaps around the buttons where dirt and bacteria can accumulate.
  • No moving parts: no wear of the button, offering equal performance over the entire life of the product.
  • No clicking sound when activating or deactivating the microphone.

D-Cerno Brochure (EN) [606 KB]

D-Cerno Product Catalogue [2.4 MB]

Technical Specification D-Cerno [269 KB]

RTS is an authorised Televic reseller and installer, call RTS now on 0844 800 6440 to arrange a demo or to check availability for hire.


RTS were approached by staff at Southwark Coroner’s office to provide, install and operate all audio visual and video conferencing solutions for the Jean Charles de Menezes inquest. Including all special measures (witness anonymity) for statements via video conferencing link.

RTS were responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of the audiovisual and  information technology video and data infrastructure within the purpose built temporary court room and the integration onto the local networking infrastructure at the Surrey Oval in central London.

Installation and operation of a simultaneous interpretation infra-red system allowing the de Menezes family to hear the proceedings in their native language.

PTZ ceiling mounted cameras were installed into the courtroom allowing live video and audio to be streamed to the media overspill annexe located separately on the far side of the Surrey Oval over an IPTV video link.

Facial pixelation and blocking techniques were integrated into the video system, masking the identity of the witnesses from the public and press areas.

The inquest lasted approximately 14 weeks.

On completion of the Inquest, the Coroner’s staff said: “RTS Communications provided a professional service from start to finish, offering pro-active solutions to issues which were outside their original remit. Staff were always on hand and without their support, sometimes providing items at really short notice, the inquest would not have progressed as smoothly as it did.”

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RTS have provided audiovisual services to Amnesty International for its Annual Report event since 2006.

RTS have organised this event every year since 2006 at Amnesty International’s headquarters in London. RTS were asked to provide audio visual services and support for an embargoed press conference including backdrop, staging, visuals and a live web-stream of the event plus an audio only web stream for users with a restricted internet connection.

Audiovisual equipment and web streaming

RTS were responsible for the set up of press conference room, including staging and backdrop; installation of the sound system, speakers, microphones and roving radio microphones. The event was filmed and relayed to an overspill room via plasma screens.

RTS engineering team provided a live broadcast mix for Amnesty International as well as the live web stream. Feeds for the media were supplied and the event was lit for both domestic and foreign broadcasters.

In addition, RTS supplied additional lighting for TV interview rooms.

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RTS have a proven track record in delivering audio visual services and support to inquests and public inquiries as far back as 2004 with the Hutton Inquiry. RTS were approached to duplicate the services for the Inquest into the Death of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed.

A team of engineers liaised closely with the Inquiry team and installed both the hardware and the infrastructure to support live video and audio from court 73 down to the press annexe at the RCJ, Royal Courts of Justice, allowing press and public to watch in real-time the events from the inquiry room. A bank of 50 inch plasma screens allowed video and electronic evidence as well as a live transcription feed to be viewed from the media annexe.

RTS engineers operated the equipment from an onsite control room, allowing remote control of live cameras as well as operating video conferencing equipment allowing witnesses to give evidence from around the world.

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The British Council called RTS to update their existing in-house AV equipment and required a flexible automated solution requiring minimal interaction by their staff.

RTS designed and installed a solution which enabled British Council personnel to use the rooms in one of three different configurations with ease incorporating video projection and conferencing whilst utilising existing cabling infrastructure.

Our engineers provided training and support and offer ongoing maintenance support when required.

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Conferences and Events by RTS

RTS provides highly experienced event professionals and AV equipment for conferences and events to create the perfect setting for presenters and delegates. RTS technical event staff can provide live mixing of cameras and audio, remote video links and live web streaming to ensure your message has the maximum impact.

Total confidence

Every event and conference presents its own unique challenges for organisers. You need a technical partner that is experienced in delivering a precision service with no fuss.

Whether you need an engineer to handle the live mixing of your presenters’ audio, multi-camera operation and production, or full management of the technical systems for your event, we have the right people ready to help. We regularly provide events and conferences with:

  • Audio equipment and engineers: microphones, mixers, sound systems, press and broadcast feeds, live mixing support
  • Visual and projection services and support: projectors, plasma and LCD displays, video conferencing, cameras, operators, live camera mixing, pre and post production
  • Lighting and staging: risers, backdrops, lecterns, and lighting operators
  • Web streaming services for live or on-demand feeds
  • Interpretation and simultaneous translation for multi-language conferences and events.

Our conferences and events experience

We have worked on hundreds of conferences and events, including many high profile press conferences and international events, to provide a superior level of professional support. These have included multi-lingual events featuring European Ministers, visiting foreign dignitaries and speakers, and regular annual conferences for large organisations and government departments.

Take a look at some of our high profile conferences and events case studies

Our friendly, calm production and engineering team will be there to help keep everything running smoothly, without any technical glitches, so that your event or conference is remembered for its speakers and content.

Contact us online or call us on 0207 735 2020 for friendly AV support and advice on your next conference or event.

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