BSI Goes Extreme with Wireless HD Cameras at Dew Tour Championship
Broadcast Sports, Inc. (BSI) is supplying a Wireless HD Camera for the Dew Tour Championships, Oct 14 – 17 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas. This is BSI’s first year participating in the broadcast of the extreme sporting championship event, which culminates with the award of the Dew Cup.
Utilizing Intelligent Diversity Receive technology, BSI’s camera system will enable NBC to capture the action from events anywhere on the Hard Rock complex and provide viewers with all-access coverage.
“NBC was looking for more flexibility in their coverage and turned to BSI to provide the same seamless wide area coverage with a wireless camera that they enjoy for their horse racing events,” says Clay Underwood, Technology Development Manager at BSI. He added, “Utilizing camera back digital HD transmission and control systems, and the Intelligent Diversity Receive infrastructure, BSI will allow the production team to follow the action no matter where it goes.”
The Dew Games Championship will be broadcast on NBC on Oct 16-17, with USA, MTV2, and Eurosport2 networks also airing the programs at various times between Oct. 16 and Nov. 28. The Dew Tour is co-produced by Mountain Dew and the Alliance of Action Sports.
BSI’s RF over fiber system and Intelligent Diversity Receive infrastructure creates solid, centralized reception of all RF elements. This technology allows BSI to deploy as many small footprint receive points as required to provide the desired coverage. Final reception and decoding occurs in BSI’s mobile unit. Centralizing this capability results in greater coverage with less equipment and fewer personnel to monitor usage and rapidly respond to issues.