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Cobham Broadcast: On-board with British Touring Car drivers

12 September 2014

Videosys Broadcast has announced its support of UK outside broadcast specialist Cloudbass to supply onboard camera and video transmission systems for high definition coverage of the 2014 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), in which 31 drivers compete in two-litre engine versions of their road cars over 10 races at circuits around the UK each year.
Working closely with Cloudbass and using Cobham Broadcast’s Solo 4 HD TX transmitter and PRORXB eight-way receiver/decoder unit, Videosys devised new onboard camera transmission systems for four BTCC cars, two support cars, four pit lane cameras and one pit lane return vision monitor; plus a bespoke fibre link and live switching system designed by Videosys.
The designated BTCC cars are equipped with cameras attached to Cobham’s Solo 4 HD TX wireless transmitter. The 2RU PRORXB wireless receiver platform from Cobham is a COFDM receiver designed to work with H.264 wireless
camera systems.
Cloudbass Head of RF Jason Naismith said, “They understood our need to have a system that was specific to motorsport but that could be versatile and be able to be redeployed in to other situations.

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