Paris, France (July 6, 2016)—French wireless specialist RF Transmission aced its coverage of the 2016 French Open at Stade Roland-Garros, serving up a selection of Wisycom equipment.
For the 15-day tournament, which ran from May to June, RF Transmission provided Wisycom MRK960 wireless microphone receiver systems, MTH400 handheld transmitters, MTK952 dual transmitters, MPR50-IEM receivers, MAT288 diversity matrix combiners, MFL-TTRR and MFL-RRTT optical links, and LNNA and LNN1 wideband antennas.
The MRK960 and an MTH400 were used for reports from around the stadium site. The MTK952s and MPR50-IEMs were used for journalist IFBs, which were transmitted over the entire site. The MAT288 selected between the six zones where reporters were interviewing the tennis players.
Additional MRK960s, MTK952s and MPR50-IEMs were used as an extra TV set above the centre court. The MFL links were utilized where wiring needed to keep a low profile. Third-party equipment was integrated alongside Wisycom at some RF-over-fiber reception and transmission points.
“The equipment had to be working fault-free from the first to the last day,” said Bernard Scyeur, RF Transmission’s CEO. “We had a two-hour maintenance constraint, so the overall reliability of the system had to be at the highest level possible.”