Yankees Game-day Production Team Gets Instant Fan Reactions with RF Central Gear
The Yankees are currently utilizing RF Central’s CMT-II, an HD camera mount transmitter, and its RMR-X6-II-D, a six-way diversity receiver, to provide fan reactions for the team’s in-house game-day production at Yankee Stadium.
The wireless camera systems from RF Central (a Vitec Group brand) offer fans the action on the field as well as fan reactions in the stands. Fan shots are often taken from a great distance without their noticing that he or she is on camera. Utilizing RF Central’s wireless systems, fans can now react to the camera immediately when they appear on Yankee Stadium’s is 59 feet high by 103 feet wide video board.
“RF Central’s equipment blew the competitor’s gear out of the ballpark and met the high standards of what was expected for the wireless demands of the new Yankee Stadium,” says Michael Bonner, Senior Director of Scoreboard and Broadcasting for the Yankees. “RF Central also met our needs as far as specifications for frequency go, and we now for the first time ever have no interference with other equipment. RF Central’s gear made it possible to have a clear signal almost anywhere in the stadium.”
According to Bonner, RF Central’s customer service also played a major role in the team’s decision: “It’s not only RF Central’s products that are great, so is their customer service,” he says. “We haven’t had any issues but if we’re not happy with something, RF Central’s customer service department is a phone call away. It’s really comforting know that with over 100 live events scheduled throughout the year, if there is ever a need, at a moment’s notice we can call RF Central for help and someone, no matter what day or time, will be there to help us.”