ETL Systems RF Matrix used by Broadcast RF for golf’s showpiece British Open at Royal Birkdale
Madley, UK. 20 July 2017: ETL Systems equipment is being used by Broadcast RF this week for the 146th British Open, golf’s oldest championship.
ETL, a global designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment for satellite communications, supplied multiple 16x16 Victor L-band Matrices to Broadcast RF – providers of high quality, state-of-the-art RF technology used in the making of television programmes covering sports, news and light entertainment events – which they are using flexibly for different events.
For The Open, Broadcast RF – which also recently used ETL equipment for Wimbledon – are cascading four Victor Matrices to make a 16x64 system to be used for wireless cameras at the event, enabling flexible distribution of antennas and receivers.
The Open is broadcast live all over the world and viewed by millions of people every year. This year it takes place July 20-23 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
“It’s an honour to hear that our products are being used for such a major event like The Open, ” said Andrew Bond, Sales Director, at ETL Systems. “It demonstrates not only that our customers trust our products to help provide the best possible broadcast, but also trust our products to be reliable in unpredictable situations, such as live TV coverage of the world’s biggest sporting events.”
ETL’s Victor can be used as a standalone 16 x 16 router or cascaded to make larger systems. Other key features of the Victor include: hot-swap dual redundant fan modules, variable gain to balance input signals, RF signal monitoring of each input, resilience from dual redundant power supplies, remote control and monitoring via RJ45 Ethernet port with SNMP and web browser interface, and local control and monitoring via front panel push buttons and display.
For further information about ETL Systems please see http://www.etlsystems.com/.