02.16.2006 12:03 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
WPVI to track news van location with automatic finder

WPVI Channel 6, the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia will keep track of the location of its ENG vans and other news vehicles with a wireless automatic vehicle locator, AVL.

The system will track the location of station’s news vehicles to inform news managers where their vehicles are at any given time so they, for example, can dispatch the news van in closest proximity to the site of a breaking story.

The intent is to dispatch news vehicles more quickly in a metropolitan area, thereby heightening the competitive advantage of a station’s news operation and improving efficiencies.

Quality Communications, a subsidiary of WPCS International, is supplying the AVL system. AVL tracking is done through a wireless signal transmitted from an antenna located on the van. The WPVI installation follows a similar deployment at WABC in New York City last summer.

For more information, visit www.wpcs.com.

Back to the top

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology