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ViaLite to equip four OB trucks for 2018 Commonwealth Games

(27 November 2017 - ViaLite) ViaLite has been commissioned to provide equipment for live coverage of the Commonwealth Games 2018 by host broadcaster NEP Australia.

NEP is building four new outside broadcast (OB) trucks which are to be fitted with rack-mounted ViaLiteHD RF over fiber chassis cards. These modules will receive signals from ViaLite Blue2 Links located close to the action.

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Blue2 Link (courtesy: ViaLite)

“They will be our smallest trucks as they are being linked to a central production hub via fiber links from the venues. Directing and producing as well as replays will happen back at base,” explained Buddhi Fonseka, RF engineer at NEP Australia.

The order consists of one rack mounted ViaLiteHD unit for each of the four trucks, together with 20 Blue2 Links which will be built into portable cases by NEP. For this application, ViaLite’s Blue2 Links have been configured as dual-transmitters to enable antenna diversity.

NEP Australia is a part of the NEP Worldwide Network; a leading production partner supporting premier content producers in the broadcast and live events industries worldwide using ViaLite equipment.