ABonAir’s Wireless Video System was used by SRG for the live broadcast of the reception for President Macron’s state visit to Switzerland and the elections of the Federal Councils of Switzerland

ABonAir’s Wireless Video System was used by SRG for the live broadcast of the reception for President Macron’s state visit to Switzerland and the elections of the Federal Councils of Switzerland

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ABonAir announced today that its state-of-the-art AB612 wireless video system was deployed for the coverage of French President’s Emmanuel Macron visit in Bern, Switzerland, and the elections of the Federal Councils of Switzerland earlier this

This historical visit by a French president (the last visit of a French president took place in 2016) was largely covered by the Swiss media. In Bern, President Macron visited the Swiss Parliament. The TV coverage of SRG (Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen / the Swiss Radio and TV channel) was mainly wireless and the TV channel was able to cover every angle and aspect of this visit thanks to ABonAir’s
AB612 system that was deployed in a multi-zone configuration with several FCE’s (Fiber Coverage Extenders), and antennas installed in the Parliament building, enabling Seamless roaming from one coverage zone to another without losing a pixel. At the elections of the Federal Councils of Switzerland the system was used to cover the complete National hall, the walks and the vote-counting.

The system was advised and sold by the Swiss channel partner Videolink AG. “I’m happy about the system. It performed very well during the live broadcast, which took more than 7hrs at the elections. The Setup was fast, and the extension with FCEs makes it very flexible. The system is easy to use and the reception was very good” said Thomas Probst, Senior Broadcast Engineer for SRG. ”We will definitely use it again for further live coverage of events in Switzerland, and extend it” he added. ”Also, we like the communication with R&D of ABonAir, who take care of our wishes and reports.”

About AB612™

ABonAir’s AB612™ system is a feature-rich HD / 4K wireless video link for professional broadcasters.  It relies on a 4K lightweight wireless Transmitter and a 4K 1U Receiver. Thus, allowing the camera teams to wirelessly transmit video signals directly from the camera to the media centers or OB trucks. The MultiZone™ revolutionary technology enables the coverage of live events in dispersed locations found on a large venue like complex buildings, Sport arenas and large stadiums. Each zone is covered by an FCE, and all are connected to a single Receiver.
The AB612 utilizes a wireless-optimized H.265 CODEC that ensures broadcast-level picture quality. In addition, ABonAir’s bi-directional radio technology between Transmitter and Receiver allows steady, robust and highly accurate video links as each and every pixel is acknowledged by the Receiver. Additional features such as full HDR support, Tally light, CCU and PTZ, make the AB612 system the best solution for any professional 4K broadcast.
The AB612 is perfect for sports, large and medium to small sizes areas (open and closed), studios such as reality show productions, news (OB trucks, DSNG and DENG vans), live events (stadium concerts and street events) as well as religion (house of worship live broadcasts).

About SRG (Switzerland)
SRG SSR is an independent, public media company that provides a multimedia public service in all regions and national languages of Switzerland. It is also an association and is therefore firmly established within society.
SRG supplies the whole population of Switzerland with an attractive and diverse selection of radio, TV and online content on the themes of information, culture, education, entertainment and sport. The content promotes freedom and diversity of opinion in Switzerland and provides an important service to society. 
Through the Swiss Radio and Television Act (RTVG) and the Charter of the Federal Council, SRG is bound to a public service contract.  For more info about SRG: https://www.srgssr.ch/en/home

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