Domo Broadcast helps welcome home athletic heroes in Manchester
Whiteley, Hampshire, UK: DTC, Domo Broadcast helped Broadcast RF assist Sunset+Vine on behalf of the BBC and Channel 4 with a range of wireless transmitters and receivers to provide coverage of a welcome home for Team GB’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic heroes in Manchester on 17 October.
More than 150,000 people lined Manchester’s rain-swept streets to welcome home Britain’s most successful Olympic teams, ever.
Broadcast RF deployed domo’s SOLO4 wireless transmitters and ProRXD receivers to cover the entire length of the welcome home parade, in decidedly inclement weather.
Broadcast RF’s Lead Engineer and Project Manager for the parade, Nick Fuller, said “We were given short notice as to the details of the parade, which made planning for wireless camera coverage a challenge. However, traditional Mancunian hospitality enabled us to agree and secure roof-top receive positions for the Domo ProRXD receivers in record time which, coupled with the four SOLO 4 camera back transmitters, enabled us to provide seamless coverage from fixed and mobile locations throughout the parade.”
Using only two receive positions, the complete course was covered by Broadcast RFs wide area ground based system, which incorporate the Domo technology, providing seamless switching between sites with only 40ms delay in the entire system, which allowed for real time handovers between floats and studio.
Channel 4 OB Director for the Parade, David Tippett of Sunset+Vine, said, “I can’t believe how smoothly it went given the short time we had to plan it, how little information we had to go on, and of course the nasty weather.”
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Domo Tactical Communications (formally Cobham TCS) is at the forefront of wireless broadcast communication technologies. DTC has developed its cutting edge technologies for the broadcast market providing real technical and operational benefits to newsgathering, live production, and other high profile applications in solutions that empower users to broadcast without boundaries.
A world-class supplier of wireless links globally and a leader in the MPEG4 wireless technology revolution, DTC offers high-quality, DVB-T low-delay broadcast transmitter/receiver systems and IP solutions designed specifically for electronic news gathering, outside broadcast, satellite newsgathering, motor and extreme sports coverage, portable field monitoring and video assist applications.
Backed by more than 50 years’ valuable experience of transmitting and receiving information in difficult electronic environments in the military and surveillance market, DTC’s broadcast portfolio benefits from the ultra-high build quality and ruggedness these products require.