Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) has featured its RefCam HD-I, an integrated sports camera and transmitter solution that was developed in partnership with iSee, as an integral part of the Canadian Hockey League’s Memorial Cup broadcast.
The Memorial Cup is the premier junior ice hockey club championship for the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). It features a four-team, round-robin style tournament between the three CHL member leagues: The Ontario Hockey League (OHL), the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and the Western Hockey League (WHL). These three leagues represent 60 teams across nine Canadian provinces and four American states.
“The RefCam HD-I transmitter brings viewers closer to the action at live sporting events than ever before and we are excited that it was used extensively throughout the Memorial Cup broadcast,” said John Payne IV, president of IMT.
“It allowed fans to experience the event from an entirely new perspective. With the Memorial Cup, IMT gained a superb platform to showcase the capabilities of our technology to the broadcast world.”
The RefCam HD-I is a COFDM, HD video transmitter with an integrated high definition camera that captures footage from the referee’s point of view. It was specifically created to be worn with, or integrated into, a sports helmet in a small, low power consumption form factor.
“We could not be more excited for the RefCam HD-I to have been involved with the broadcast of the Memorial Cup,” said Chris Stramacchia, founder of iSee.
“The RefCam HD-I delivered incredible live shots of the faceoff and live action goal shots. As the games progressed, the league has gained confidence in the reliability and superb image quality and used the live feed repeatedly.”