Cobham Wireless Transmission System Proves Seaworthiness
Used for dhow race coverage
July 18, 2014
ENGLAND—Cobham, an RF transmission specialist, announced
the successful deployment of its Solo 4 Wireless Transmitter and ProRXB receive
system for live television coverage of the Abu Dhabi Yacht Club’s Ghanada Dhow
Sailing Championship on June 7.
Cobham, in conjunction with Dubai-based
technology solution provider GloCom SNG, installed transmitters on two race
event chase boats and a helicopter, a receive and transmit ship, plus onshore receive
systems at the ADYC headquarters and ‘Nation Towers’, the two skyscrapers near
the southern tip of Abu Dhabi.
Eighty of the 60-foot dhows, each rigged with
two masts and sails that closely resemble the historic dhows used for pearl
diving and fishing in days gone by, were involved in the 2014 race.
The 2RU ProRXB wireless receiver platform is a
COFDM receiver designed to work with H.264 wireless camera systems. The battery-powered
Cobham Solo 4 transmitters performed uninterrupted for up to 10 hours at
distances of 80 kilometers with no impact on image quality or continuity, the