New York, NY, November 3, 2008 – Viewers wanting up-to-the-minute presidential election coverage will not miss a beat as 3G Wireless, a leading microwave transmitter and receiver provider implementing wireless HD technology, provides ABC Network with microwave equipment from Nucomm, a brand of The Vitec Group, for three days worth of its election news. Beginning the eve of Election Day, ABC will begin its pre-presidential election news using an array of Nucomm gear and will continue using the equipment for its Election Day broadcast as well as its post election coverage on Wednesday, November 5.
To capture all of the action during this highly anticipated event, 3G Wireless is employing four of Nucomm’s 7 GHz CamPac 2 wireless camera transmitters, one 2 GHZ CamPac 2 and five Newscaster DR diversity receivers to allow for seamless comprehensive ABC coverage. The broadcast will be televised live from New York City’s ABC World News and Good Morning America studios. There will also be a crew using the Nucomm products for man on the street interviews live from Time Square.
Adam Nepp, 3G Wireless marketing director, says that Nucomm is the perfect system for working within such a demanding environment. “With ABC broadcasting from within the highly-congested New York City, the 7 GHz Nucomm CamPac 2 allows for the flexibility of using multiple frequencies in an extremely harsh RF environment.”
He adds, “Because the Newscaster DR is engineered so well on the receive end, ABC can cover a very large area inside and out, using limited antenna infrastructure. Having that many camera units working side by side, the filtration on the receive end is second to none and the five cameras can work alongside one another without stepping over each other.”
Nucomm, Inc. is a worldwide provider of premier digital and analog video microwave systems (including COFDM and VSB) for the broadcasting industry’s portable and fixed link applications. Offering video microwave transmission equipment for the military, law enforcement, telecom and cable television circuits, Nucomm’s products have helped revolutionize live broadcast coverage of major outdoor events including sports, auto racing, marathons and parades. Nucomm, along with RF Central and Microwave Service Company, forms The Vitec Group RF Systems business unit, part of The Vitec Group Broadcast Systems Division. For more information about Nucomm, visit www.nucomm.com.
3G Wireless is a premier provider of wireless video and audio coverage for all areas of television and film. Its inventory of systems is a combination of top-of-the-line commercial equipment and 3G custom-built devices, which incorporate innovative approaches, state-of-the-art technology and attention to detail to provide production flexibility, functional reliability, and program quality.
About The Vitec Group plc
The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group’s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.