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Timeline of Applied Electronics’ Projects for the Federal Government of Canada:
Jan 1977 – HoC Broadcasting Set in Motion

  • Canada was the first country ever to “Broadcast” Proceedings
  • Original equipment contained McCurdy radio sound equipment

Jan 1982 – CPAC (Cable Public Affairs Channel)

  • Owned by Consortium – including Rogers, Shaw

1982 – Committee Proceedings recorded
1992 – Senate started replacing Sound system
2002-2003 – House of Commons Prototype Project

  •  Awarded to Applied Electronics with Bell Nexia as Project Management
  • Site was located in Gatineau in vacant Box Store
  • Constructed entire Committee Room within space
  • Design parameters for Acoustics, Visual, Lighting, Control, and Desk design used today….
  • Except technology has changed.

2004 – 2 x Senate Committee Rooms (Victoria Building)

  • Used “New Digital Delegate system”

2009 – Senate Upgraded Sound system from 1992
2014 – SJAM – Sir John A McDonald

2015-2017 – MCR and 180 Wellington

  • HOC 1 – Master Control in 181 Queen St with Redundant system in CBUS
  • HOC 2 – MPR 1 with TVCR in Newly Renovated 180 Wellington
  • HOC 3 – MPR 2 -10 Newly Renovated 180 Wellington

2017-2018 – New House of Commons Chamber

  • HOC moving out of Centre Block
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House of Commons - Phase 1:
Master Control Room with Redundant System in CBUS

  • Located in same building as CBC – 5th Floor
  • Uses “Blown in Fibre” – Infrastructure installed in 90’s – still to this day revolutionary
  • Over 30 Video and Greater than 100 audio channels monitored and Distributed
  • SD all being upgraded to HD
  • Audio Arrives Analog, Digital AES, and IP Streams
  • Evertz EQX Router and MVP Multiviewer System
  • Evertz Fibre Cards For Transport – Recommended by
  • AEL in 2002
  • COMPLETE redundant system Located in CBUS (Centre Block Underground Services)
  • Telex Intercom System – 3 Frames different Buildings connected via Fibre

House of Commons - Phase 2 & Phase 3:
Multi-Purpose Rooms with TVCR

  • Local Record with Feeds to MCR
  • Panasonic PTZ – HE130 with Nigel Isolation Mounts
  • Broadcast Pix Production Switcher and Graphics
  • Ross Ultrix Router
  • TBC Console
  • Tektronix’s / Wohler / TV Logic for Montoring
  • Telex Intercom
  • Sliq Media Recorders
  • Ross / Evertz / AJA / “Glue”

Moving out of Centre Block:
New Senate Chamber

  • First Time For Video
  • Moving to Renovated Convention Centre
  • 200 mics
  • 9 PTZ Cameras – Panason HE130s
  • Full TVCR

Moving out of Centre Block:
New House of Commons Chamber

  • 350 mics
  • 9 Full Robodic Cameras
  • GVG LDX-C82 (Replaced Hitachi)
  • Shotocue Robotics – Replacing Vinten/Radamec
  • Panasonic AWHE130 – Hallway and High Wide
  • Redundant Production Control Rooms
  • Broadcast Pix switcher and Graphics

Moving out of Centre Block:
Government Conference Centre

  • 3 Committee Rooms with TVCR’s


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