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Al Kamel Systems Deploys TVU RPS and NANO Systems for Live Motorsports Coverage

Al Kamel Systems, a motorsports live stats broadcast production specialist, has deployed a TVU Remote Production Systems (RPS) and TVU NANO video transmitter from TVU Networks.

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By including TVU RPS as a key production tool, Al Kamel Systems looks to save valuable production time and reduce production costs on several events by allowing production staff to add race graphics remotely instead of traveling onsite. Al Kamel Systems’ production team can remain at their headquarter production facility near Barcelona and run the graphics in synchronization with the live event. TVU RPS allows them to produce remotely using a public internet connection with a delay between the live feed and graphics playout of less than one second. TVU RPS can bi-directionally transport up to 6 HDSDI HEVC enhanced signals with a sub-second latency and IP data tunnel for additional remote control.

Earlier this year, Al Kamel Systems successfully used TVU Networks’ lightest live video transmitter, TVU NANO Video, to transmit real-time video feed from the pilot cabin of cars taking part in the annual Credit Andorrà G-Series electric car Snow Rally Championships. This event takes place every year at 2,400 meters in the Pyrenees, a region with challenging connectivity issues. To overcome the challenges presented, the car weight limit, a remote location at high altitude and with only one wireless network available, the Al Kamel Systems team used TVU NANO Video with two bonded SIMs to transmit Full HD 1080i and enhanced H.265/HEVC footage over the wireless network to a server located in Barcelona.

“Al Kamel Systems is always looking at ways to use the latest market technologies,” José Luis García, chief executive officer of Al Kamel Systems, says “In previous years motorsports fans have struggled to access high quality live footage of their favorite sports. The power, portability and flexibility of the TVU NANO Video enabled us for the first time to provide the teams and motorsports fans with live high-quality video, a key driver in enabling the G-Series to grow in popularity.”

TVU NANO Video, like other TVU Transmitters, transmits a live feed with a glass-to-glass latency of half a second and, with its pocket-size design, it is easy to use in a variety of locations and events. It is powered by TVU Networks’ patented algorithm, Inverse Statmux Plus, to provide a high-bandwidth IP connection by aggregating multiple connection links including cellular, Ethernet, and WiFi to secure bandwidth for stable transmission.

“By providing motor fans and the driver’s teams with a high-quality live video, the experience of the rally provided by Al Kamel Systems was the next best thing to being in the car,” David Jorba, Executive Vice President and Managing Director Europe, TVU Networks, says. “The uninterrupted high-quality coverage of the Credit Andorrà G-Series was further testament to the performance of our solutions in challenging environments and network conditions. Also, by choosing to use TVU’s RPS for graphic delivery, Al Kamel Systems was able to both reduce production costs and increase the quality of the video experience enjoyed by motor sport fans.”

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