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The new Senate building of the Oliy Majlis (Uzbekistan Parliament), which opened in November, is equipped with more than 30 Panasonic cameras as well as controls, long-focus lenses and other devices for broadcasting and video conferencing. On 6 November, the Great Hall of the Senate hosted the inauguration of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. This was both the first event and the first broadcast held in the new building.

Panasonic’s task was to design a concept and camera layout that would allow HD broadcasting with minimal operator involvement in the halls of the Senate. In line with these requirements, a new generation of remotely controlled 4K cameras was proposed and approved. The project had a designated two-month timeline, including delivery and installation of equipment. Thanks to the support of the Panasonic factory and the Moscow and Kazakh offices, all the logistical challenges were solved in that short period of time. The equipment was installed by DIAS and TVC Solutions. Despite the fact that the decoration of the Great Hall was not completed until the day before the inauguration, the President of Uzbekistan took his oath of office at a joint meeting of both houses of parliament, and the ceremony was successfully broadcast on TV. 

Several areas of the Senate were equipped with cameras. Because the most significant events, such as meetings of the Oliy Majlis and the inauguration of the president, will be held in the Great Hall, it was equipped with PTZ and box cameras that are suitable for various tasks and shots. The room is an oval with an area of about 2,000 square metres, and more than a dozen top-end Panasonic AW-UE150 and AK-UB300 cameras are installed along its periphery. They are designed to work both during voting, when the signal goes to the video conferencing room, and during TV broadcasts, when the signal is transmitted to the studio control room.

TV signals can also be broadcast using the AK-UB300GJ 4K box cameras attached to Movicom RobyHead D1 (RBD1) Pan/Tilt heads (Silent version) with Fujinon UA46х long-focus lenses. These are used for close-up shots, such as the president’s hands holding the swearing-in book and the Koran during the inauguration, because of their ability to precisely position the camera and their low noise level when tilting or panning. For this purpose, cameras with Pan/Tilt heads were placed on top of a stand at a distance of more than 10 metres.

A similar set was used to take footage in the large hall that the president walked through on his way to the Great Hall. Several AW-UE150 PTZ cameras were also installed along the perimeter, and the arrival of the presidential cortege was broadcast by two AW-UE150 PTZ cameras placed outside the building in weatherproof enclosures.

In addition to the Conference Hall, the ground floor of the Senate building has small rooms for negotiations, meetings and signing of contracts. These were equipped with 12 AW-HE40 PTZ cameras.

The broadcasting systems are controlled from the video conferencing room located on the second floor, using AW-RP150 PTZ control panels and the AK-HRP1000GJ box camera remote control.

Thus, a broadcasting system was created that can film without operators both in the Great Conference Hall and in the meeting rooms. The parliament members of the Oliy Majlis will be working in an environment that is in compliance with all safety requirements.

Photo by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan