Open Stadium Concert

An open stadium concert is an exciting event both for the audience on-site and home viewers watching the event broadcasted live.  In large stadiums, there are large screens that show not only the scene on the main stage but sometimes, also from back stage. Audience want to see it all and live without lip sync. In live events, adding monitors around the stage and in remote locations is a must to the success of the show. Until today, these monitors could only show wired cameras due to the high latency of the wireless equipment that caused lip sync. This is not the case anymore with ABonAir’s groundbreaking 7 msec delay technology. 

Now, the wireless camera can transmit directly from the stage, next to the artist, to the production room and to the large screens, all within 7 msec only!

The Challenges:

  • Lip-sync problems when displayed on large screen at stage side.
  • Massive/Wide areas of coverage with overlapping coverage zones.
  • Long range due to the long distance between cameras and the control room or OB track.
  • Large number of audience, all with mobile phones (>50K).
  • Physical obstacles (like boards, screens and signs).
  • Both Indoor and Outdoor Coverage.

ABonAir Solution:

The new AB500 product family was designed specifically to answer this challenge by reducing systems' delay to 7 msec (Less then half a frame), thus, avoiding the lip-sync problem.

ABonAir offers the perfect solution based on the deployment of its Fiber Based Antenna anywhere within the concert area and can cover 100% of the venue with a robust signal, aggregating signal bounce from walls (MIMO radio), and flexibility of shooting angles and locations within the hall.

The Fiber Based Antenna solution enables the antenna deployment anywhere within the arena including front stage, backstage and other points of interest in the venue.

The ABonAir solution Provides excellent coverage for indoor/outdoor deployment and for OB-truck or Control-Room fiber patch to receiver.

We recommend the AB507 for small stadiums and the AB512 for large stadiums with the Multi-zone (MZ) upgrade package for best coverage of stage, artists dress-room and concession areas.