Nevion Flashlink Delivers Live HD Video Over Fiber at Renowned Argentinean Race Track

Nevion’s Flashlink fiber optic transport solutions will be used by Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, a prominent horse racing venue in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for its most prominent race, the Gran Premio de la República on Sunday May 1. Nevion’s Flashlink solutions will transport live HD video over fiber from the racetrack to TV stations, bookmakers, and large screens throughout the venue.

The 2-km Gran Premio de la República is its most important race of the year at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, attracting famous horses and jockeys from around the world. It has installed Argentina’s first HD studio facility as part of ongoing investment to reinforce its position as one of the world’s most important racetracks. Before this investment, the venue used analog video and audio, transporting the signals via coaxial cable.

After evaluating several solutions, Hipodromo Argentino found Nevion’s Flashlink solutions to be the best option for providing high quality HD transport. Since being installed last year by Nevion’s partner in Argentina, Sistemas de Video Comunicación S.A. (SVC), the Flashlink solutions have been used to transport live HD video for several high profile races.

“Our Flashlink solutions are used extensively to transport video feeds from sports venues to TV studios across the globe,” says Thomas Heinzer, CTO, Nevion. “Whether it’s the FIFA World Cup, the Asian Games or the Gran Premio de la República, Flashlink’s world class optical performance is relied upon by sports organizations and broadcasters to transport video from the most important sporting events in the world.”

The Flashlink solutions chosen by Hipodromo Argentino include: The AAV-HD-XMUX and the AAV-HD-DMUX for transporting HD video and AES audio over four links; the 3GHD-EO and the 3GHD-OE for transporting two HD video signals over two links; and the SDI-EO and the AVA-DMUX-R for transporting four analog composite video signals over one link.

Nevion solutions are used by sports venues, broadcasters, and service providers across Latin America to broadcast high profile events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Brazil, Carnival, the Sao Paulo Marathon and numerous football matches across the region.