Paris, France (July 13, 2015)—Wireless specialists Fréquence provided Wisycom equipment that enabled France Télévisions journalists to cover the 2015 French Open tennis tournament.
According to Julien Perilleux, owner of Fréquence, “My company provides the frequency coordination for big television events in France. Roland Garros [the official name of the French Open] is an international event with a lot of broadcasters. My goal was to cover all the stadiums with four IFBs and four wireless mics without any change of frequency or material. Wisycom products helped me meet my goal in this environment with minimal interference. We can easily find more than 400 frequencies with high or low power [10mW to 5W]. I set up eight MFL links to cover all stadiums and the player’s lounge. The Wisycom MFL and MTK products are like the Swiss Army Knife of RF.”
In the Fréquence OB van were two MTK952 dual transmitters in master mode, which worked with all other MTK952s in slave mode placed remotely around the stadium. Also in the van were two MAT283 programmable diversity matrix combiners and receivers for mics. I
The beltpacks in use were MPR30-IEM wideband IEM receivers with true diversity. The eight MFL wideband optical links were chosen as the simplest way to extend the RF coverage areas, allowing the antennas to connect through fiber. With an output gain set at +3dB, the RF signal was split two ways for the two different matrixes. Wisycom LBNA (LNNA) and LBN1 (LNN1) UHF wideband antennas reportedly minimized ground noise around the park due to their low noise amplifier.