8/7/2007 6:40 AM
Valencia, Spain, August 7, 2007 - Over 100 television networks across the world successfully delivered 2,500 hours worth of live coverage during the 32nd America‘s Cup. This massive production was anchored by 2007 world feed host, 3G Wireless, LLC., who employed Nucomm‘s digital microwave systems to ensure steady and uninterrupted content to viewers spanning 150 countries.
In covering the 2 race courses, 3G Wireless installed 25 Nucomm Campac2 transmitters over land and sea. The configuration included installation in two helicopters, two chase boats, 12 yachts and three RIB (Rubber Inflatable) boats. In addition, there was one wireless camera and two handheld. This arrangement delivered a seamless production with “no picture break up,” and was accomplished through the delivery of all 25 signals in a multichannel environment, much of it over water, without any interference.
This year‘s America‘s Cup marked 3G Wireless‘ first time using Nucomm as the exclusive equipment provider for the event, an experience that 3G Wireless President Greg Robinson says proved highly efficient. “The biggest technological advantage in using the Nucomm transmitters was that they were packaged with the Nucomm four-way diversity input receivers, which allowed us to secure a much higher coverage percentage in terms of reliability and reception.”
Producing nearly 100% live coverage of the event, Robinson adds, “This was the most successful America‘s Cup coverage to date. I don‘t believe any other microwave system could have provided us with the type of exceptional reliability that Nucomm offers.”
3G Wireless is a premier provider of wireless video and audio coverage for all areas of television and film. Its inventory of systems is a combination of top-of-the-line commercial equipment and 3G custom-built devices, which incorporate innovative approaches, state-of-the-art technology and attention to detail to provide production flexibility, functional reliability, and program quality.
Nucomm, Inc. is a worldwide provider of premier digital and analog video microwave systems (including COFDM and VSB) for the broadcasting industry‘s portable and fixed link applications. Offering video microwave transmission equipment for the military, law enforcement, telecom and cable television circuits, Nucomm‘s products have helped revolutionize live broadcast coverage of major outdoor events including sports, auto racing, marathons and parades. Nucomm is part of the Vitec Group RF Systems business unit, a component of Vitec Group Broadcast Systems Division. For more information about Nucomm, visit www.nucomm.com.
About The Vitec Group
The Vitec Group supplies a wide range of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries. Its products are distributed in nearly 100 countries, either through dealerships or direct to the end user or corporate customer. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands that professionals rely on. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Photographic, Broadcast Systems and Broadcast Services. For more information, visit www.vitecgroup.com.