Hong Kong (December 8, 2016)—The Hong Kong Jockey Club amped up its audio monitoring capabilities after the recent addition of an on-site broadcasting center to the Sha Tin racecourse by implementing the iAM-MIX from Wohler Technologies.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club currently has two active racetracks, Sha Tin and Happy Valley, both open to the public and private members. The club offers a number of entertainment services that include, but are not limited to, live-to-air races and betting services that can be used through the club’s website or on site.
“In the past, we have not needed equipment such as the iAM-MIX,” says SK Yeung, senior broadcasting services manager, Hong Kong Jockey Club. “However, the expansion to our racecourse demonstrated challenges that we had not faced before. Wohler’s iAM-MIX allows us to monitor a MADI stream with 64 audio channels, all through one device that is simple to operate and easily accessible to our staff.”
During each race day, the new broadcasting facility receives multiple audio transmissions from the main television center, located 3 km away, which are then routed to the iAM-MIX and monitored by the technical director and engineers. When reconfiguring the audio channels, the iAM-MIX enables the staff to verify that the individual channel content is correct, without the need for an additional decoder to decode the stream and patch into the audio monitor.