Wireless video for Handball finals in Cologne
By: Fergal Ringrose
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:08 pm

For this year’s VELUX EHF4 Champions League Finals in the Lanxess Arena on June 3 & 4 Elements Entertainment again produced the entertainment programme. This company hired Production Resource Group for the technical realisation, which in turn chose HDwireless from Mechernich for the substantial wireless video transmission.

HDwireless has specialised in wireless camera transmission from large venues, sports arenas and vast open areals for sports events such as marathons, bicycle races, or even Formula 1. CEO Patrick Nussbaum comments: “As a rule it is our job to transmit camera signals by RF via defined distances. At the receiving end we hand over video signals after conversion to the OB truck of the broadcasting company. With the project at hand it was exactly the other way around: We transmitted the video signals from Pandora’s Box servers to mobile screens.”

For the choreography inside the Lanxess-Arena 24 movable LED Display screens received their allotted signals well synchronised via radio, which made the cable-free production possible. Patrick Nussbaum sums up: “This project with its creative concept demonstrated the possibilities of professional RF-wireless video technology, especially for major events.”