Vislink Delivers Wireless-Camera-Transmission Support For World’s Largest Sailing Event

xG Technology’s Vislink business is providing wireless camera transmission capabilities to support the live stream broadcast of the largest sailing event in the world. Vislink equipment is being deployed by Sales Cube GmbH (Sales Cube), Vislink’s official reseller in Germany, at the Kiel Week Regatta (also known as Kieler Woche), which runs from June 17 to June 25. 

In addition to being the largest sailing event in the world, Kiel Week is the largest summer festival in northern Europe. Held in Kiel, Germany, it brings together close to 5,000 sailors, 2,000 ships and approximately three million visitors from around the world each year.

“IMT and Vislink solutions remain the trusted choice of broadcast professionals for capturing unique views and transmitting action from iconic events and locations,” says George Schmitt, executive chairman and CEO of xG Technology. “High-profile events like the renowned Kiel Week demand the performance, range, reliability and flexibility that our systems provide.”

The project called for the deployment of a new watercraft-based wireless transmission system to feed into the live stream broadcast from the event. Sales Cube worked with Vislink to specify an equipment list that would enable reliable ship-to-shore live transmission of footage while minimizing power consumption and payload.

Among the Vislink equipment being used is a next-generation, highly customizable wireless camera transmission system capable of supporting the dynamic action of live sporting events, as well a suite of diversity receivers and decoders targeted at compact wireless camera and microwave link use. Additional Vislink components were incorporated to optimize the video transmission and maintain image quality.

“Sales Cube is a proud partner and reseller of Vislink solutions and furthermore helps all customers with special developments and integration, as well as onsite support if required,” says Martin Geritz, head of sales for Sales Cube.

Vislink Receives $250K in Orders from Local TV Stations
In other Vislink news, the companyhas received orders valued at approximately $250,000 from prominent local television stations for high-performance digital microwave systems.
The equipment covered by the orders includes digital microwave transmitter and receiver components and other related hardware, implemented in a comprehensive solution that supports both on-scene and in-studio applications. A key attribute of the Vislink systems is a purpose-built approach designed to meet broadcasters present requirements as well as their future growth plans.
“Our IMT and Vislink brands continue to excel in designing and delivering systems that meet and exceed market requirements in wireless broadcast technologies,” says Schmitt. “Through their expanding product ranges and commitment to innovations such as 4K ultra high-definition TV, High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and IP-based newsgathering platforms, they remain leaders in enabling broadcasters to improve efficiencies and build audience engagement.”