London, UK (November 8, 2011)—Every year, the NFL holds a football game in London, and this year’s event found Britannia Row providing audio for the event using Audinate’s Dante technology to distribute audio for the SR system.
Wembley Stadium, the site of the game, was designed as a soccer stadium—naturally a very different game, with different demands. As a result, all of the additional infrastructure required to deliver a regular season NFL game had to be built on a temporary basis, and incorporated with the fixed installation already in existence.
System engineer Sergiy Zhytnikov explains."Signal distribution around the field was achieved using Dante linked Lab.gruppen LM 26 and LM 44 Processors. A total of 14 of these units were deployed for the game." Zhytnikov adds, "The use of fiber optic cabling to deliver both Dante audio and control remotely gave real benefit instead of using 2000m of analog cabling which due to necessity was placed in cabling conduits at field level, along with every other kind of electrical cable imaginable. Using Dante on the Lab.gruppen platform is reliable, presents an easier control system is faster to connect and remove, and most importantly, delivers higher quality audio."
These sentiments were echoed by veteran FOH Engineer Roger Lindsay who commented “This was the cleanest audio distribution system we’ve ever used for an NFL game weekend”.