RUSSIAN HOCKEY GOAL CAM PRESS RELEASE
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Russia’s Supreme Hockey League Purchases VidOvation
In-Net GoalView GoalCam System for Arena Sever Stadium
Irvine, CA, August 12, 2014 – VidOvation, a leading manufacturer of video and data communication systems to the broadcast television, sports, corporate audio-visual, and government markets, announced today that Russia’s Supreme Hockey League (VHL) has purchased its In-Net GoalView GoalCam system for the Arena Sever Krasnoyarsk Stadium, located in Krasnoyarsk City, Russia. The stadium received the league’s official nomination as the “The best equipped arena”.
The GoalCam system will be installed and maintained by SportsSolutions, a systems integration company that provides equipment and services for stadiums and sports federations in Russia. The company was also one of the major equipment contractors for the Arena Sever Stadium.
The In-Net GoalView GoalCam is a wireless in-goal camera/transmitter and receiver system used to capture and broadcast live video of the goal line for officiating and instant replay verification. The self-contained system utilizes an extended range 60GHz wireless platform to deliver uncompressed and un-coded 1.5G HD-SDI broadcast quality video with no bit or resolution manipulation to a corresponding receiver. The RF transmitter and camera unit is integrated into a custom, ruggedized and water-resistant housing with an extruded aluminum tube with polycarbonate shock resistant and shatter proof domes on each end. An integrated safety and quick release positive registration bracket allows rapid and easy adjustment to all mounting applications. The GoalView GoalCam incorporates internal Lithium-ion batteries to support up to 5 hours of operation per charge for easy mobility. The receiver unit mounts overhead to receive the 1.5 G HD-SDI signal using two BNC re-clocked HD-SDI outputs.
“We’re excited to see our In-Net GoalView GoalCam system installed in such a prestigious stadium as the Arena Sever,” said Jim Jachetta, president and CEO of VidOvation. “Our GoalCam systems have been in constant use by the NHL for many years and the technology has proven itself time and time again on the hockey battlefield to withstand some of the hardest hitting shots from the NHL players. We are positive that the camera system will quickly prove itself to the officiating staff of the VHL and home team Sokol Krasnoyarsk in helping to review disputed goals during every game.”
“VidOvation’s GoalCam system is the best real-time in-goal wireless camera verification system on the market,” added SportsSolutions’ Chief Technical Officer, Alexey Pivovarov, who worked at the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014. “Because of its rugged construction, portability and small footprint, we look forward to its acceptance in other major Russian sports venues, stadiums and arenas.”
The Russian city of Krasnoyarsk was officially named the host city of the 2019 Winter University Games. Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Sergey Alekseev, recognized the Arena Sever Krasnoyarsk Stadium as the most comfortable ice arena in the league last year. The In-Net GoalView GoalCam system will be used for hockey goal line replay at the Arena Sever Krasnoyarsk Stadium.
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VidOvation is a leading manufacturer of video and data communication products to the broadcast television and sports, corporate audiovisual, and government markets. VidOvation offers a wide selection of best-in-class products that fits into any application or budget for wireless video, video streaming, video networking and fiber optic applications. In addition to its product offerings, the company excels in helping its clients readily integrate complete customized solutions into existing infrastructure and third party systems. With over 50 years of combined experience, the company’s professional services group has proven expertise to help its clients from beginning to end – from project consulting and management, to engineering and complete design of the system. The company also offers complete systems integration services, backed by one of the industry’s best warranty and support programs. For more information go to https://www.vidovation.com or call us at 1-855-VIDOVAT(ION) or +1-949-777-5435.