Telecast's Viper II used in solar power audio for PGA events

July 14, 2003

Freelance broadcast engineer Mike Pappas is utilizing the Telecast’s fiber optic transmission system in a unique solar-powered application for audio capture used during televised PGA Tour events.

Pappas, said the company, has paired Telecast's 5060 Viper II module with a Uni Solar solar panel in a flexible, self-powered system that can be placed strategically in virtually any location for six channels of analog audio on a single optical fiber.

Pappas is using four of Telecast’s modular systems to replace miles of 25-pair telephone cable. The dry-pair link previously used proved to be susceptible to lightning, a hazard because it could destroy the equipment connected to it. Audio quality was also sacrificed as it was transmitted over the long distances required for golf coverage.

For more information about Telecast’s line of fiber optic linking systems visit

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