LightViper Shines on Super Bowl XLIII, Winter X Games, & Daytona 500
Communications supplied LightViper Series 32 Systems for several recent live
broadcast sporting events, including Super Bowl XLIII inTampa, FL; The Winter X
Games in Aspen, CO;
and the Daytona 500 in Daytona,
Series 32 Systems are incorporated into all of CP
Communications’ custom-designed Booth-Kits, which are specifically tailored for
the challenge of live sports broadcast production. Each Booth-Kit also contains
Studio Technology equipment for comms, and Evertz or Telecast equipment for video.
“These Booth- Kits, which include the LightViper Series 32 System, have
become a staple in our work,” says Kurt Heitmann, SVP of CP
Communications. “The beauty of these Booth-Kits is that they can be used alone or in
multiples, and can be configured in a variety of ways. “
handled the setup for the NFL Experience, an interactive fan festival leading
up to Super Bowl XLIII that offered participatory games, displays,
entertainment attractions, kids’ football clinics, live television programming
from the NFL network, and more.
provided a fiber optic turnkey solution for a studio set on a stage out in the
parking lot,” Heitman explains. “The LightViper kit provided all the signal
flow needed from stage to truck and back, about 3000 feet away. We used a
second Booth-Kit for the Media
Center where reporters gather
and do player interviews. ESPN also used a LightViper kit for their SportsCenter
set outside on the Tampa Bay Waterfront at Cotanchobee Park.
They [ESPN] are the reason we developed these cost-effective plug-and-play
kits. They just know they will do the job.”
the Winter X Games, Booth-Kits were placed in four 36-foot-high towers — one at Venue “A” for the Slope
Style events, one at Venue “B” for the Big Air events, one at Venue “C” for the
snowmobile events, and one at the X Center tower. All Booth-Kits were then transported down 3000 feet of fiber to the Venue A/B
tower, and spliced to the individual areas on the ski slope.
RF and CP provided the entire fiber infrastructure for the Booth-Kits as well
as RF Audio and RF Video,” Heitmann explains. “The kits performed
flawlessly in the extreme cold temps of Aspen
ESPN’s SportsCenter set used a LightViper Booth-Kit for this year’s
Daytona 500, as well.
such as ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, and others call us up on a daily basis and request
these booth kits for their live broadcast production needs” Heitmann says. “The LightViper systems
have never failed us, in extreme cold [like Winter X Games] or in extreme heat.
These systems have become standard in the live sports broadcast production
For more information, visit www.lightviper.com.