Nucomm to provide HD microwave equipment to CCTV for aerial coverage of Olympic games

Nucomm, announced
that it will supply HD microwave equipment to

China’s national broadcaster, CCTV,
for use during the Opening Ceremony outdoor events at the Beijing Olympics in
2008. This is the first HD airborne microwave system sold to a broadcast
network in P.R.China.

During the
Beijing Olympics, Nucomm will equip a helicopter with its CamPac 2 microwave
transmitter; a small, lightweight HD/SD COFDM unit intended for wireless/moving
camera applications, and Newscaster DR, a lightweight HD/SD COFDM microwave
receiver for portable and mobile video applications. Also included in the
package is a high-performance two-axis steered antenna from Troll Systems.

shots are an important aspect of sports broadcasts and we wanted a solution
that would provide our network with exceptional performance and the greatest
possible flexibility,” stated Mr. Ding Wen-Hua, the Chief Engineer of
CCTV. “CCTV is honoured to provide coverage of the Olympic Games to our nation
and Nucomm’s technology will play a critical role in bringing viewers across
the country closer to the event.”

As well as
providing overhead shots, the helicopter will serve as an airborne repeater for
CCTV during the games. On the ground, two motorcycles will send pictures
up to the helicopter where they will be relayed back to a complementary Nucomm
portable receiver terminal.

continues to expand its reach in the Asian market, and a successful partnership
with CCTV will further our efforts substantially,” commented Dr. John Payne,
CEO of Nucomm. “As the world turns its attention to

Beijing next year, Nucomm is excited to help
create coverage of the highest quality. With an exceptional design team
consisting of highly qualified engineers, Nucomm is positioned to assist
broadcasters around the globe in their efforts to shift to HD.”

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