Archive for November, 2014

ESPN, WABC-TV Surround the New York City Marathon With CP Communications

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ESPN, WABC-TV Surround the New York City Marathon With CP Communications

Enhanced Security Boots RF to New Band Behind the scenes, CP Communications returns with a completely revamped infrastructure, necessitated in part by the increased security that has blanketed marathons since last year’s Boston bombing. Previously, CP Communications operated its RF video, audio, and communications within the 2.2-2.4 GHz band. In recent marathons, that band has been taken over by Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, among others, leaving CP to find new a new band in which to operate.

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The Challenge of Wireless Mic Coordination

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The Challenge of Wireless Mic Coordination

NEW YORK— Advances in audio quality and the desire to eliminate cables where-ever possible have led to an explosion in wireless microphone usage. It’s also forced broadcasters to take steps to ensure that frequency collisions are avoided.

Networks that televise major sporting events—and the crews that service them—are among the most severely taxed. NFL games, for example, shown to both regional and national audiences, require technical staffs whose sole job is to manage bandwidth of the wireless equipment (microphones in ...

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