Raycom revs up BBC F1 coverage

Wireless audio equipment has been supplied to the BBC for use during its coverage of the 2014 F1 season.
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Raycom, the UK-based distributor of professional wireless audio for the broadcast industry, has supplied a wireless audio and IEM solution to Presteigne Broadcast Hire for use by the BBC during its coverage of the 2014 F1 season.

Manufactured by Wisycom, the system has been designed for use during pit lane walkabouts, pieces to camera and paddock interviews.

The kit supplied to the BBC includes MRK960 two channel receivers, MTH400 handheld microphones, MTB40 plug-ons and MTP40 belt pack transmitters as well as in-ear monitoring via MTK952 dual transmitters and MPR30 true-diversity receivers.

Presteigne Broadcast Hire selected Wisycom products due to the wide tuning range and ability to handle the amount of radio interference created by the huge international media presence in addition to radio systems used by the F1 teams themselves.

Wisycom and Raycom have solved the potential issue of transmission range by implementing Wisycom’s purpose built RF over fibre technology to enable optimum location of antennas for both audio and IEM.




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