Washington, D.C. (November 22, 2016)—Jim Dugan, owner and CEO of JetWave Wireless, and his team used Wisycom products to support the broadcast preview of the National African American Museum on CBS in September.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture. To date, the museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. It opened to the public in September 2016.
“We wanted to make sure we didn’t miss a minute of the broadcast, which is why we use Wisycom RF products,” says Dugan. “To pass through these doors is to witness a truly awesome expression of a people: their hearts, their pain and their strength. The CBS Network wanted to support and illuminate this vision by bringing CBS This Morning to the museum and conducting a full remote broadcast prior to the facility’s official opening. I am thrilled to have been asked to supply the full wireless coverage and wouldn’t rely on anything else besides the Wisycom distribution products and the full integration with their wireless mic’s and IFB systems.
At 350,000-sq.-ft. the NMAAHC is massive, with three stories below ground and five stories above ground. “But I was fully confident that my Wisycom systems would provide interference-free coverage throughout the expansive space,” says Dugan. “We used three complete Wisycom MFL RF-over-Fiber systems and tied them together with Wisycom MAT288 Programmable RF Combiners. The Wisycom systems allowed us to employ 10 wireless microphones, four IFB transmit channels and six wireless intercom channels throughout the building on a single strand of fiber to each of the remote sites of the space.”
Dugan and his team also employed coax/copper antenna distribution from their on-location trailer to cover the entire front lawn and TV compound areas.