3G Wireless feeds the world with Nucomm microwave systems
August 8, 2008
3G Wireless, a provider of wireless HD technology, and Bexel Broadcast Services are working together in China to provide preconfigured wireless camera packages for coverage of the Olympic Games.
Using six of Nucomm’s CamPac 2 (COFDM) wireless camera transmitters and six of its Newscaster DR diversity receivers, 3G Wireless is stationed at the Hong Kong-based Sha Tin competition venue and Beijing-based Workers’ Stadium to offer HD RF coverage for the host world feed. This feed will be used by broadcasters from around the globe.
The Nucomm system was used during portions of the opening ceremony as well as during several competitions including the Keirin Track bike racing event, where one of the CamPac 2s will transmit via camera-back system for a follow camera, and the equestrian event, in which the other CamPac 2s will link back to POV shots during the event’s featured jumps.
3G Wireless has worked on and tested the transmitter-receiver system design in Beijing since the end of 2007, monitoring all of the powering issues and mounting brackets as well as planning the configuration and product interface.
In coupling the wireless CamPac 2s with the Newscaster DRs, broadcasters gain more shot options, which is particularly important when shooting within such harsh and saturated RF environments as the Beijing Olympics. The Nucomm system provides virtually unlimited mobility to roam freely throughout the venues because the system isn’t susceptible to signal interference.
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