Aerial Video Systems Tapped for Republican, Democratic National Conventions

Aerial Video Systems (AVS) will continue its long-standing history of providing wireless services to both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this year.

The Republicans are holding their national convention August 27 – 30  in Tampa, Florida.  The host RNC called upon AVS to provide four Link L-1500 microwave systems.  AVS will also be providing ABC News with one RF camera system, nine wireless mics, eleven IFB’s and four RF PL’s.  ABC’s coverage will begin each day with Good Morning America, continue with the Nightly News and primetime convention coverage, then wrap each day with Nightline.  To support ABC’s extensive daily schedule, AVS will have six RF engineers for round-the-clock support.

When the Republicans wrap up their convention on August 30, AVS pack its gear and move north about 600 miles to Charlotte, NC, for the Democrat Convention.  The DNC is being held September 4-6.  As they did in 2008, the DNC will split their convention between two venues.  The first two nights will take place at Time Warner Cable Arena with the final night at Bank of America Stadium where President Obama will officially accept his party’s nomination.  AVS will again provide ABC News with the same compliment of equipment as the RNC.  However, with the two-venue format, AVS will have to double up on the equipment. For the final night at B of A Stadium, AVS will provide the host DNC with two Link L-1500 hand held camera systems and wireless communications.

The RF spectrum will be jam-packed, making frequency selection and coordination critical.  For both conventions, AVS is working closely with the frequency coordinating team of Louis Libin and Howard Fine to ensure clean signals that, when paired with cutting-edge technology, allow AVS to deliver the highest quality wireless services that their customers have come to expect.