Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Nucomm helps ABC cover presidential election without wires
On Election Day, ABC covered all of the activities with an array of Nucomm microwave gear supplied by 3G Wireless, a microwave transmitter and receiver provider.
The network used four of Nucomm’s 7GHz CamPac 2 wireless camera transmitters, one 2GHZ CamPac 2 and five Newscaster DR diversity receivers to cover the events of the day. The broadcast was televised live from ABC’s New York-based “World News” and “Good Morning America” studios. A crew also used the Nucomm systems for live man on the street interviews from Times Square.
With ABC broadcasting from within the highly congested New York City, the 7GHz CamPac 2 allows for the flexibility of using multiple frequencies in an extremely harsh RF environment. And the Newscaster DR receiver enabled ABC to cover a large area inside and out, using limited antenna infrastructure. The filtration technology employed in the receivers allowed the five cameras to work alongside one another without stepping over each other.
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