Raycom supplies Wisycom wireless audio solution to Presteigne for BBC F1 coverage
Raycom, a leading 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 their coverage of the action.
Manufactured by Wisycom, the system has been designed to give faultless, high performance during pit lane walkabouts, pieces to camera and paddock interviews. MRK960 2 channel receivers, MTH400 handheld microphones, MTB40 plug-ons and MTP40 belt pack transmitters provide quality audio along with reliable in-ear monitoring via MTK952 dual transmitters and MPR30 true-diversity receivers.
Wisycom products were selected by Presteigne Broadcast Hire due to their proven durability and wide tuning range, but most importantly their ability to handle the mass of radio interference created by a huge international media circus and the F1 teams themselves. A further issue is transmission range, often compromised due to long distances back to the sound gallery; Wisycom and Raycom have solved this by implementing RF over fibre technology to enable ultimate location of antennas for both audio and IEM. Wisycom’s RF over fibre design is unique in that it’s purpose-built, not simply an ‘off the shelf’ module. Full remote control, monitoring facilities, automatic gain control and filter tuning of diversity antenna inputs are available in a true ‘plug and play’ format.