Design, Technology

Clear-Com Application Diagram

Stadium Broadcast with Matrix, Digital Partyline, Wireless, and Wireless IFB

Producing a broadcast from a stadium or arena is a large undertaking. Connecting staff from all endpoints in the stadium is critical to delivering a seamless sports production.

How it Works
A Digital Matrix frame connects staff on panels, wireless/wired devices, and radios/phones through multiple ports. For example, the Control room easily can direct stationary field cameras and field talent to a specific area for sideline interview – all while video board operators manage game stats and the video feeds.

Application Notes
Eclipse-HX Median is a 6RU digital matrix frame. V-Series Panels connect the truck, control room and video board directly to the Median. Stationary positions leverage HelixNet digital partyline, while mobile users utilize FreeSpeak II wireless system.

Sports Replay and Review with Matrix, Digital Partyline, and LQ Series

Technical Advances in Sports Broadcast have brought about the ability to review Umpire or Referee infraction and scoring calls in a game or match. Secure real-time communication between officials in separate cities or countries can be made with Clear-Com Intercom over IP products.

How it Works
Officials at League HQ have video screens and Panels at multiple stations. A matrix frame connects the respective panels through an IP device to a second IP device at the respective arena. Officials on Partyline systems then discuss calls with HQ, in real-time, until the correct call is determined.

Application Notes
Clear-Com LQ devices are used to connect V-series Panels, via Eclipse Matrix, to digital or analog partyline main stations, beltpacks and speaker stations at the local arena. To keep all staff abreast of information, partyline ties the Referees, PA, Video Scoreboard and OB Truck together.

Game Day with Digital Partyline and Wireless

At sports stadiums all over the world, there is an expectation that the entertainment in the building is equal to the game itself. The carefully coordinated fan experience can start with an aircraft flyover and continue with giant video screen games and crowd shots – all interlaced with the action on the field.

How it Works
Digital partyline connects staff on wireless/wired beltpacks throughout the stadium. For example, Control easily can direct mobile field cameras and field talent to a specific section for fan promotion – all while video board operators manage game stats and video feed of the section promotion.

Application Notes
The HelixNet digital partyline uses a LAN to carry communication over network switches to individual HXII-BP beltpacks. Over a 4-wire connection, additional mobile staff can move with wireless BP-410 beltpacks connected to DX-410 base station.

Game Day with Partyline and Wireless

At sports stadiums all over the world, there is an expectation that the entertainment in the building is equal to the game itself. The carefully coordinated fan experience can start with an aircraft flyover and continue with giant video screen games and crowd shots – all interlaced with the action on the field.

How it Works
Analog partyline connects staff on wireless/wired beltpacks throughout the stadium. For example, Control easily can direct mobile field cameras and field talent to a specific section for fan promotion – all while video board operators manage game stats and video feed of the section promotion.

Application Notes
The Encore MS-704 main station uses two-wire to carry comms to one and two-channel RS beltpacks at positions throughout the stadium. A 2-wire connection to the BS-210 gives mobile field cameras and staff wireless beltpack capability.

College Stadium Control Room and Fly-Pack with Matrix, Partyline, Wireless, Signal Transport

Many college campuses may have a Control room at a stadium, but will utilize Fly-Packs to remote to other fields or arenas and cover additional sports. The Fly-Pack uses a fiber run to tie back to the main Control room for broadcast functionality.

How it works
A game at the main stadium has a Matrix as a hub for staff on Panels, and connects Cameras with digital partyline beltpacks. Announcers use an analog console with intercom, IFB and Mute. The Fly-Pack uses the same equipment, but leverages the production staff in the Control room. A wireless system is deployed as necessary.

Application Notes
An Eclipse PiCo ties production staff on i-panels in the control room to field staff on HelixNet beltpacks. The Fly-Pack uses a MUX-22 to deliver audio/video back to the control room over fiber. In both scenarios, AB-102 Announcer box is used for sideline commentary.