Porsche Motorsport is implementing IPTV solutions from Teracue at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Running such complex racing cars requires extremely large amount of data to be processed, the majority of which is transmitted to the pit in real time, using radio from the vehicles. There, the information can be distributed using a LAN infrastructure.
As well as radio, live video signals, transmitted from cameras both inside and outside of the car, are transmitted to allow monitoring of the driving conditions.
The video sources are converted into IPTV streams and distributed over the IP network at the pit, avoiding the need to build a coax network alongside an ethernet-based PC network.
Streams delivered from IP cameras with RTSP protocol are received with MC-ROUTE and converted to standard multicast traffic. Stream decoding is completed using the Teracue IP Multi Viewer and IPTV set-top boxes.
Finally, the ICUE Media Server records all streams to provide video evidence in the case of incident or penalty.
“A flexible product solution from a single source as well as the personal contact to Teracue were particularly important for us,” said Markus Currle, coordinator of LMp1 IT Track support.
“The various needs of Porshe Motorsport make the use of a standard solution possible. The ICUE functionality was extended specifically to our needs by Teracue. Thus, a modern and reliable end-to-end solution from software to the use of DVB gateways was provided.”