White Sox Capture Game Day Action with Nucomm CP2 Wireless Cameras
The Chicago White Sox currently rely on Nucomm’s CP2 wireless camera system to provide more than 43,000 baseball fans at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago with shots of the action on the field and in the stands.
Nucomm and RF Central equipment is utilized by several MLB teams for game presentations and in-game entertainment, and is employed for everything from pre-game concerts and coverage of the national anthem to sponsored contests and fan appreciation during inning breaks.
Mark Jacobson, owner of Stadia Video Group, which provides audio and video engineering for the Chicago White Sox and Major League Baseball, as well as the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Bears, says, “Our fan experience has greatly improved due to the use of this equipment. It brings the camera perspective closer to our fans, making them feel like they are part of our game presentation. It is an essential part of our operation.”
Nucomm’s CP2 wireless camera systems eliminate wired cameras being pressed into typical fan cam operations. The CP2 gives stadium game day coordinators more flexibility and helps obtain a different perspective on the field and in the stands.
“Nucomm’s CP2 wireless system is capable of producing very high-quality, robust signals in highly congested RF environments, such as downtown Chicago [where U.S. Cellular Field is located],” says Integrated Microwave Technologies president Stephen Shpock. “This equipment is perfect for U.S. Cellular Field and for the White Sox, as it’s highly dependable and flexible.”
Nucomm’s wireless camera system also plays an important role when it comes to in-house production. According to Jacobson, “The systems are flexible enough to work with standard definition cameras now and our high definition cameras in future upgrades, in addition to providing a remote camera control paint system. The low latency in regards to lip sync lends itself to the many musical performances we cover and gives us more options.”