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Tag Archives: NHL
NHL 60GHz Wireless HD SDI In-net GoalCam by VidOvation went on air twice on NBC Sports during the Dallas DAL vs Minnesota MIN hockey game. To learn more visit http://vidovation.com/Wireless_Video/60ghz_unlicenesed_wireless_video
Cutting-edge Wireless Video Transmission over
60 GHz Spectrum
Transmitting video wirelessly over the 60 GHz spectrum can be an ideal solution for line of sight applications. Clearly, by definition, a wireless solution eliminates the need for cabling such as fiber or coax, which can be difficult or impossible to use in many instances. Additionally, other wireless frequencies come up short for two major reasons. First, lower frequency solutions like Wi-Fi do not have the bandwidth to transport uncompressed HD video, and would therefore need to compress the video at its source, transmit it across wirelessly, and then uncompress the video at the receive end. This would both add latency and, much more importantly, reduce video quality, which is critical. Second, these lower frequency solutions in unlicensed bands are subject to a great deal of interference, which can adversely affect, and even shut down, a wireless video stream. This would clearly be unacceptable in many situations, and because of its unlicensed status, anyone with a Wi-Fi transmitter could, accidentally or maliciously, interfere with these transmissions.
While 60 GHz is also an unlicensed band, it differs from the lower unlicensed frequency in two significant ways. The first is in terms of sheer bandwidth. While Wi-Fi spectrum allocation at 2.4 GHz is roughly 85 MHz wide, the unlicensed bandwidth allocated to 60 GHz is 7 GHz wide – covering the entire band from 57-64 GHz in the US (and is the same or similar worldwide). This massive increase in bandwidth translates into much higher capacity channels that allow for the transmission of fully uncompressed high definition video at the standard rate of 1.485 Gbps. Therefore, there is no need to impact video quality or system latency by compressing the video stream.
The other major difference from lower unlicensed frequencies is the directionality and very high spectral reuse capabilities at 60 GHz. As this implementation utilizes focused point-to-point antennas, it is nearly impossible to interfere with the signal, even in the highly unlikely case of someone actually having a functioning 60 GHz transmitter. This technology has been utilized by the National Hockey League for the In-Net GoalCam for goal camera verification and instant replay. Every game of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final uitlized the VidOvation In-net GoalCam System. Other application include ENG, news, building-to-building links, church over-flow venues, college campuses, corporate conferenceing, professional audiovisual just to name a few.
– See more at: http://vidovation.com/Wireless_Video/60ghz_unlicenesed_wireless_video#sthash.FQ74fFna.dpuf
NHL In-Net GoalCam’s rely on VidOvation’s 60 GHz Wireless HD SDI goal-line technology.
You may have seen it in the news, the incredible Anton Stralman goal-line save of game four in the NHL finals. This play may have been a determining factor whether the Rangers would be swept by the Kings. These crucial moments of play are what has led sports to the climactic level they’ve reached in entertainment media. It is an absolute necessity to have these high quality shots on the goal-line even if that means using alternative technologies. The NHL choose to bring in a solution from VidOvation. The In-net GoalCam’s use 60 GHz Wireless HD SDI to transport video seamlessly back to headquarters. From their, the feed can either be used for sports officiating purposes or as a beautiful shot of the goal-line on the networks. Sports fans are loving shots like the one seen below.
Goal-line technology is vital for two major reasons:
- Sports fans demand calls be made correctly.
- Great goal-line view’s heighten entertainment!
Just take a look at the shot captured below. It illustrates precisely what is so great about using 60 GHz Wireless HD SDI Video Transmission!
If your are currently seeking out alternatives such as HD SDI Wireless Video for your project, give us a call, we’d love to help you! We also have a great whitepaper on the NHL’s project here.
LOS ANGELES — The surface of the outdoor rink at Dodger Stadium almost has all the bells and whistles. In a few days, it should be ready for some referee whistles.
With all the other ice markings in place, the center-ice logo and other branding logos were about to be painted Monday night for the 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series game, the first regular season West Coast outdoor game in NHL history, on Saturday between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.
NHL STADIUM SERIES LA COVERAGE
Dan Craig, the NHL’s Senior Director of Facilities Operations, also said his crew will build another quarter-inch of ice and then another quarter-inch to get to the required 1½ inches by Tuesday night.
Some have said I’m a little obsesses with The National Hockey League. At VidOvation we are obsessed with every client’s business or work product. We learn our clients business, operating procedures and workflow to better service all their needs and solve problems. We welcome the challenge of solving problems while being mindful of our client’s Capex or Opex budgets and expenditures.
The VidOvation team has been on site this afternoon supporting one of our clients needs for their most important annual event, the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Our client can rest assure that Game 1 of the first round playoff between the Red Wings and Ducks at the Honda Center will have full in-net camera coverage to officiate and cover any close up goal line action.
We would love to become obsessed with your business. Please give VidOvation a call at 949-777-5435.