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Caterpillar Media Center

The Institute's Caterpillar Media Center offers broadcast-quality TV and radio interviews with its experts in an onsite broadcast facility equipped with a VideoLink ReadyCam system. Whether it's reaction to breaking news or providing insight on more fundamental economic topics, the media center provides news organizations with access to its experts quickly and conveniently. Fiber optic and satellite capabilities support live and taped TV interviews anywhere, any time. The ISDN-connected radio studio is equipped with a Telos Zephyr system for the highest quality audio connection.

Television Studio

TV studioThe TV studio has a dedicated fiber optic link to Vyvx for direct connection to your control room. The studio's robotic camera is operated remotely by VideoLink's ReadyCam Operations Centers and offers pan/tilt/zoom capabilities, providing the flexibility of a one-person "talking head" interview or an interview with two experts side-by-side. Satellite uplink capability is also available.

  • Studio dimensions: 16' x 10'
  • Library set with blue background

Radio Studio

Radio stations can connect to the studio via dial-up ISDN:

  • Telos Zephyr Xstream transceiver
  • AAC Mono 128, AAC J-Stereo 64, Layer-3 Stereo, Layer-3 J-Stereo, Layer-3 Mono 128, Layer-2 J-Stereo, Layer-2 Mono 128, and G.722
  • ISDN numbers: (202) 452-0164, (202) 452-0165
  • Control Room phone: (202) 454-1362

Contacting the Studio

To arrange an interview with a PIIE expert, please call or email:

Eitan Urkowitz
(202) 454-1334

To book a live shot, call VideoLink's Main Operations:

Line: (617) 340-4300