AVS Closes Multimillion-Dollar Deal With LinkXP

Aerial Video Systems (AVS) placed a multi-million dollar order with Microwave Radio Communications (MRC) for the LinkXP wireless camera systems. This transaction is part of the Nextel 2 GHz relocation program.

MRC is the distributor and service provider for Link wireless camera systems and accessories in the United States, Canada and South America. MRC also represents Advent Communications. Both Link and Advent Communications are part of the Vislink Group.

The AVS order will make the company the largest provider of LinkXP systems in the world. This investment will enable the company to make even greater strides in the delivery of live content programming to customers around the world.

AVS took delivery of its first LinkXP systems two years ago and was the first customer in the United States to order the Link HD wireless camera systems. In a bit of history, AVS was the first to successfully demonstrate a high definition wireless camera system in the United States at a Monday Night Football game in December 2005. Since then AVS has covered numerous live events with the AVS/Link HD camera system such as the Super Bowl, NBA playoffs and finals and the Academy Awards.

“AVS has always been about being on the technological cutting edge and our continuing partnership with Link will further that mission,” stated Randy Hermes, president and CEO of Aerial Video Systems.

Dave Remnant, Sales Manager for Link said, “This is a major achievement for Link in delivering these systems to AVS. We have had a number of successes with AVS and look forward to many more. AVS has played a key role in developing the use of wireless cameras in the US broadcast industry and Link in now firmly established as the product of choice for high-end productions pushing these new levels of presentation.”