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RG Jones and VDC rally for Wimbledon Tennis Championships

This years Wimbledon Tennis Championships relied on sound engineering specialists RG Jones to carry audio signals from the famous old courts to the stands and beyond using several miles of VDC Trading’s Van Damme cables.
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This years Wimbledon Tennis Championships relied on sound engineering specialists RG Jones to carry audio and video signals from the famous old courts to the stands and beyond using several miles of of VDC Trading’s Van Damme cables. VDC supplied RG Jones with over 2kms of Brown Series Star Quad Multicore Cable in August for the reconfiguration and relocation of some of the audio systems at The All England Lawn Tennis Club. Black, Purple and Brown series multicores and several drums of FST were also used for the permanent installation on the site. VDC commercial director Chris D'Aguiar said “It's a major responsibility knowing that our cables have to perform in all conditions during the Championships – and beyond – and good to feel confident that they are always more than up to the task.” In addition to the installation cables, VDC have also supplied custom made ‘umbilical’ cables for use on the umpire chairs at Wimbledon. These comprise 16 pair Green Series cable terminated with VDC’s own design VDM connectors at each end. Alongside the multicore there are four tour-grade Van Damme TourCat CAT5 cables and a 3x1.5mm power cable. The entire solution is enclosed in a black pliosil sleeve and used to relay data to the umpire score pad and telephone and of course deliver the umpire microphone signal which is in turn distributed to the PA system locally and the BBC for worldwide broadcast. R G Jones' Tim Speight added “We have used VDC as a supplier at Wimbledon for the last 12 years. They are able to supply all of the stock we require and the cables are accepted as industry standard; as such we have never had issues when dealing with prickly broadcast engineers. What can I say? ‘They do cables that work’…” www.rgjones.co.uk
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