Nucomm supports 3G Wireless Olympics coverage

Wireless LLC and Bexel Broadcast Services are utilizing their strategic
partnership to bring HD coverage of this year’s Beijing Olympics to the world. 3G Wireless is using six of Nucomm’s CamPac 2
wireless camera transmitters and six of its Newscaster DR diversity receivers
which will be stationed at the Hong Kong-based Sha Tin competition venue and
Beijing-based Workers’ Stadium, to provide superior HDRF coverage for the host
world feed.
The Nucomm system will be used during portions of the
opening ceremony as well as during several competitions including the Keirin Track
Bike racing event, where one of the CamPac 2s will transmit via a camera-back
system for a follow camera, and the equestrian event, in which the otherCamPac
2s will link back to POV shots during the event’s featured “jumps.”
Nepp, 3G Wireless marketing director, says that Nucomm offers the perfect
system for overcoming some of the typical challenges associated with
broadcasting such a high-caliber event in the China region. “Nucomm’s product
flexibility and scalability offers us full range to move up and down the spectrum,
which helps us work with the frequency allocations mandated by the Chinese government.
With Nucomm’s great versatility, we are able to utilize more systems during
this mission-critical broadcast thanks to the Nucomm gear than if we were to
use any other competitors’ products.”
ensure coverage goes off without a hitch, 3G Wireless has been preparing the
transmitter-receiver system design since the end of 2007, monitoring all of the
powering issues and mounting brackets as well as planning the configuration and
product interface. Among the other logistics involved include establishing precise
shipping schedules and making sure that the product packaging is compliant with
3G Wireless has been busy preparing for seamless product shipment and design,
Nepp explains the Nucomm equipment was the last thing he needed to be concerned
about. “I never worry about the Nucomm gear because it is very plug-and-play
and user friendly,” he says. “It presents a level of reliability in functionality
and performance which makes me feel most confident.”
coupling the wireless CamPac 2s with the Newscaster DRs, Nepp explains that
broadcasters gain more shot options, which is particularly important when
shooting within such RF harsh and saturated environments as the Beijing
Olympics. “The Nucomm system configuration ensures that the picture is always
there because of the high level engineering that goes into the receiver,” he
says. “We benefit from having more mobility to roam freely throughout the venues
because the system isn’t suseptable to interference like other products on the
an avid user of Nucomm products, Nepp says it’s the ideal choice for 3G
Wireless. “Nucomm is a real ally for us because of its strong product
reliability and its excellent sales team, which is second to none. Its
technicians are highly knowledgeable and are always there when we need them.”

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