Elmsford, NY (March 10, 2009)–CP Communications has had a busy schedule lately, supplying LightViper Series 32 Systems for several recent live broadcast sporting events, including Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, FL; The Winter X Games in Aspen, CO; and The Daytona 500 in Daytona, FL.
Kurt Heitmann, SVP at CP Communications in Elmsford, NY, explained how the LightViper Systems are incorporated into its custom designed Booth-Kits: “We use LightViper Series 32 Systems in all of our Booth-Kits. These kits were custom engineered by CP Communications, and specifically tailored for the challenge of live sports broadcast production. Each Booth-Kit also contains Studio Technology equipment for comms, and Evertz or Telecast equipment for video, and have become a staple in our work.”
Regarding the system’s flexibility, Heitmann said, “The beauty of these Booth-Kits is that they can be used alone or in multiples, and can be configured in a variety of ways.”
For the NFL Experience, an event leading up to Super Bowl XLIII, says Heitmann, “Basically, we provided a fiber optic turnkey solution for a studio set on a stage out in the parking lot. The LightViper kit provided all the signal flow needed from stage to truck and back, about 3,000 feet away. We used a second Booth-Kit for the Media Center, where reporters gather and do player interviews. ESPN also used a LightViper kit for its SportsCenter set outside on the Tampa Bay Waterfront at Cotanchobee Park. [ESPN] is the reason we developed these cost-effective plug-and-play kits. They just know they will do the job.”
“Clients such as ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC Sports and others call us up on a daily basis and request these Booth-Kits for their live broadcast production needs,” said Heitmann. “The LightViper systems have never failed us, in extreme cold–like Winter X Games–or in extreme heat. These systems have become standard in the live sports broadcast production business.”