ABonAir’s system, provided by Techtel enables Thoroughbred Racing Productions to Enhance the Broadcasting of South Australia’s Racing with a Leading Wireless Camera System
Thoroughbred Racing Productions (TRP) is producing 3500 hours of HD live broadcasts each year, covering 535 meetings with up to 7 meetings in one day. Techtel supplied ABonAir’s AB512 wireless broadcast system which enables to connect multiple receive sites thus exponentially increasing wireless coverage. The ABonAir AB512 system has an unprecedented delay of 7 milliseconds between shooting the content from TRP’s roving camera and having it available at the OB Truck ready for broadcast.
Sydney, Australia, 9 October 2018 – Techtel, Australia’s leading broadcast systems integrator has supplied an industry-leading, robust wireless broadcast system from AbonAir for Thoroughbred Racing Productions (“TRP”), the live production company of choice for Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (“TRSA”).
Producing over 3500 hours of High Definition live thoroughbred racing outside broadcasts each year, and covering 535 meetings per year with up to 7 meetings in one day, TRP is Australia’s largest live production company in Thoroughbred broadcasting. Earlier this year, TRP won a tender to become TRSA’s live production partner of choice for all of their outdoor racing events. This comes as the South Australian state is gaining more attention and coverage from Racing.com. As a part of this multi-year contract, TRP will be supplying two of their Outside Broadcasting (OB) trucks equipped with the latest innovations to make the viewing of South Australia’s thoroughbred racing compelling and comprehensive for all audiences.
As a part of this complex solution, Techtel supplied, and tested ABonAir’s Wireless Broadcast system, consisting of a transmitter, receiver and a fibre coverage extender, which enables the system to connect multiple receive sites via fiber cables exponentially increasing wireless coverage. The ABonAir AB512 has an unprecedented delay of 7 milliseconds between shooting the content from TRP’s roving camera and having it available at the OB Truck ready for broadcast.
Charles Cole, Engineering & Technical Operations Manager at TRP said “We were very honoured when TRSA chose us for this project, given the nature and scale of their events. We immediately turned to Techtel as our long-term partner in broadcast systems, knowing their expertise with major live events and their ability to provide end-to-end integration of any technology. We needed to deliver a reliable, predictable high end service, which could be rapidly integrated at the race tracks with the camera for full control, and were delighted to have exceeded these expectations”.
“We are very happy to have been offered the chance to partner with TRP to provide a wireless camera link without compromise. As an exclusive provider of ABonAir’s technology in Australia, we are very pleased with the results it was able to achieve for TRP and we look forward to seeing TRP continue to win more business as a result of their excellence in OB production”, commented Mal Chandler, Techtel CEO.
Techtel and TRP share a long-term partnership together with TRP using a range of broadcast monitors, teleprompters and a wide range of other broadcast hardware and software solutions, supported by Techtel.
Techtel is a leading independent broadcast technology systems specialist, providing dedicated hardware and software to the Asia Pacific broadcast and telecommunications industries. Techtel’s expertise extends from consulting and systems integration through to the supply, installation and support of solutions from an elite class of worldwide partners. The Techtel Group has regional offices in Sydney and Singapore with branches in Auckland and Melbourne. Visit www.techtel.com.au
About Thoroughbred Racing Productions
TRP provides exclusive High Definition production services to the Victorian Racing Industry, producing broadcasts for more than 525 thoroughbred race meetings conducted throughout the State. These broadcasts are provided for Free-To-air and Pay-TV channels in both Australia and overseas, to On-course Patrons and importantly the Stipendiary Stewards who manage the integrity of Racing. That means delivering premium sports vision that not only captures the spectacular excitement of thoroughbred racing but also the finer detail. Visit http://www.trpbroadcast.com.au
image – by courtesy of TRSA
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