New York, NY (November 16, 2007)–Sports, entertainment and media production company IMG Media televised the New York City Marathon via transmitter and receiver technology from RF Central, a digital microwave technology provider.
To capture the 35,000 runners as they trekked through the five boroughs of New York City, IMG Media used 18 RFX-RMR-X6 six-way diversity receivers, four RFX-CMT-II camera-mount transmitters, two RFX-PHT portable high power transmitters and two RFX-PDT portable digital transmitters.
Deployed in a network design similar to a cellular phone system, the combination of the RFX-RMR-X6, RFX-CMT-II, RFX-PHT and RFX-PDT created omni directional antenna functionality. Each of the RFX RMR X6’s six antennas received individual signals from the RF Extreme Transmitters, that united to form one strong signal, ensuring no “picture break up” for the more than 315 million worldwide viewers who recently tuned into the race.
According to RF Central chief technology officer, Jim Malone, “In the old days, we used to use tracking antennas for each vehicle because we did not have multiple input receivers, which meant being at the mercy of whatever we could possibly transmit from one source. Now that we have the ability to use multiple input receivers, we have six antennas that work simultaneously to capture audio and video, therefore, affording us the ability to capture enough signal and provide proper corrections to get a good decode, even in marginal coverage areas.”
RF Central, LLC