Telecast Fiber Powers Video Boards, Broadcast Feeds at Mexico’s Omnilife Stadium

Telecast Fiber Systems’ advanced fiber optic solutions are playing an integral role in the A/V and broadcast systems for Mexico’s new Omnilife Stadium — the country’s fourth largest sports arena and the home of the Club Deportivo Guadalajara football team (Chivas). With help from systems integrator GNODE, Telecast Fiber Systems equipment transports high-quality video feeds to the stadium’s four giant HD screens and provides broadcast feeds.

“When specifying systems to support Omnilife Stadium’s fiber optic infrastructure, we did not hesitate to recommend the Telecast Fiber Systems equipment,” says Fernando Gutiérrez, director, GNODE. “We knew the systems would exceed our client’s expectations for high-quality and cost-effective signal-to-signal transport, stability for HD presentations, and power supply redundancy.”

With a seating capacity of 49,850, the stadium features two main Lighthouse Pi10-ER HD video screens, each measuring 11.52 meters x 6.72 meters and two secondary screens measuring 11.55 meters x 0.96 meters. In the stadium’s control room, two eight-channel Telecast Fiber Systems Python II bi-directional transmit/receive systems provide camera feeds to the video boards. An additional eight-channel Python II supplies HD feeds from broadcasters covering the games to the screens. Telecast Fiber Systems Rattler 3G miniature transmit/receive modules enable the transport of HD/SDI video signals from the cameras, and then to the displays.

“As one of Mexico’s most iconic sports teams, the Chivas deserve to play in a stadium that lives up to their fabled history — and Omnilife Stadium more than meets that goal,” says Steve DeFrancesco, Telecast Fiber Systems VP and GM. “It’s a real testament to the technical excellence and reliability of our products that they were chosen to serve such a critical function in this state-of-the-art new venue.”