Sports Emmy glory for Riedel

Recently celebrated with an in-depth presentation by Thomas Riedel at SVG Europe’s SportTech event in London, Riedel Communications’ involvement in the Red Bull Stratos project has won it’s a prestigious Sports Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage.

The award was presented during the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards, held on 7 May in New York City.

In a first-of-a-kind sports production from the edge of space, the Red Bull Stratos project captured aviation pioneer Felix Baumgartner’s ascent to 128,100 feet in a stratospheric capsule and balloon and his subsequent freefall jump, rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds, and parachute landing.

For the production, Riedel furnished the fiber-based video and signal distribution systems, as well as the wireless video links from the capsule’s onboard cameras, enabling stunning pictures to be delivered from the Red Bull Stratos capsule. Riedel provided the entire communications solution for this record-breaking project, integrating both wireless and wired digital intercom systems.

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