Broadcast RF are perfectly based for jobs in London since moving to their new base which is situated less than half a mile from the M25. Held every November just at London’s O2 Arena which is just 20 minutes away from Broadcast RF’s base, the ATP Tennis World Tour Finals concludes the calendar year for the Association of Tennis Professionals.
This year’s tournament takes place from Monday 4th – Monday 11th November 2013. Qualification is based on the top 8 players at the end of a regular season, but this year saw surprise contender Richard Gasquet who finished in ninth position make his was to the finals as Andy Murray was forced to withdraw after back surgery. The other qualifiers were Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro, Tomas Berdych, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka.
Broadcast RF are supplying two HD wireless camera systems with Sony HDC1500 cameras, and will be faced with the task of ensuring that these radio cameras will be able to operate in five different and diverse locations within the O2 – the Main Auditorium, the Sky Bar, the Players Dressing Room Corridors, plus the Fan Zone and Sponsor Village Practice Courts. In order to achieve this, each of the cameras will require three, ASI linked, receivers and 12 receive antennas rigged, in pairs, to cover the various locations. The RF signals from each antenna will be sent back to the receivers at the OB Truck via a combination of the O2 permanent fibre infrastructure and temporary cables. This will allow the receiver systems to select automatically the best signal, providing a hands-free operation.
Full report on ATP Tennis World Finals 2013 to follow…