06.23.2009 04:33 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
NYRA adds RF Central mobile receiver
The New York Racing Association (NYRA), which operates Belmont Park, Aqueduct Race Track and Saratoga Race Course, has become the first horseracing organization in the United States to install the RF Central real-time 6.4GHz RFX-PRX-II mobile receiver in its chase ambulance to monitor video transmitted from RF Central’s 6.4GHz CMT-II wireless camera system.
The system allows the safety crew inside a track-side ambulance to watch the horses during each race, giving them a picture of what’s taking place on the track, said Robert Mohan, chief engineer of TV operations for NYRA.
To create the live mobile video system, NYRA installed RF Central’s 6.4GHz CMT-II wireless camera system in the pan camera well in the center of the grand stand, which transmits live video to the 6.4GHz PRX-II mobile receiver that is mounted to the passenger-side dashboard of the chase ambulance.