LOCUST VALLEY, NY â€“ As the Olympic torch is carried into BC Place Stadium for the official opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Games,
MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systemâ€™s
will be in action transmitting signals from the announcer booths and red carpet. MultiDyne, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport and routing solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, was chosen to supply its HD-1500 and
field fiber transport systems for the Canadian broadcast by CP Communications, the largest provider of wireless equipment to the sports broadcasting industry.
For this yearâ€™s opening ceremonies, CP Communications required the option of monitoring both HD and SDI signals and wanted to transport video back and forth from its clientâ€™s announcer booths to the networkâ€™s broadcast trucks. As a longtime user of MultiDyne equipment and with over 60 HD-1500 links in-house, CP Communications knew that the HD-1500 was one of the few products on the market designed for monitoring multiple formats in one single unit. With this in mind, the HD-1500 was incorporated into booth kits assembled for the clientâ€™s French, English, combined French/English mix and red carpet announce booth kits of equipment to be used during the Gamesâ€™ opening ceremonies.
â€œReliable products are important for any project, but the Olympics and the live broadcast of the opening ceremonies absolutely steps up that need a notch,â€? says Kurt Heitmann, senior vice president of sales for CP Communications. â€œSecurity is also tighter for a major event of this stature, so you have to be able to rely on the equipment you ship in because you donâ€™t have the opportunity to replace a product if it stops working. We have never had a failure with a MultiDyne product, and that gives us the confidence to recommend the HD-1500 to our customers, who are very comfortable using a high-quality solution like MultiDyneâ€™s HD-1500 at this yearâ€™s opening ceremonies.â€?
Beyond its reputation with CP Communications for reliability, Heitmann also touts the HD-1500 as user-friendly, noting that the solution is easily rack-mountable unlike other smaller devices on the market that do not come with rack mounts. Further, as other products have much smaller displays, Heitmann appreciates the HD-1500â€™s large LED indicators for data rate, HD, lock and power that aid users who need to quickly identify certain functions.
In addition to the HD-1500 links, CP Communications will also provide clients at the Olympics with custom LiGHTBoX field fiber transport systems that will be used to transport audio and data bi-directionally as well as provide two-wire to four-wire communications for the camera operator.
â€œWith MultiDyne, you can customize just about any product,â€? says Heitmann. â€œTheir customer service is above and beyond and they are very flexible; they will work with you to develop unique, cost-effective products for you and your customers. We worked closely with them on the custom LiGHTBoX units and we just wouldnâ€™t have been able to do that with some other manufacturers. As a company, we think MultiDyne is tops.â€?
The HD-1500 and LiGHTBoX units will be used at this yearâ€™s Vancouver Winter Games beginning February 12, 2010. For more information on the HD-1500 or LiGHTBoX, please visit
For more than 30 years, MultiDyne has been a leading provider of innovative and outstanding video and fiber optic-based transport and routing systems for the broadcast, cable, satellite, production, digital cinema, pro A/V, corporate, retail, surveillance, teleconferencing, judicial arraignment, transportation, government, military, and healthcare markets. MultiDyneâ€™s fiber optic transport and routing systems for video, SDI, 3G HD, DVB/ASI, VGA, DVI, HDMI, audio, AES, Ethernet, data, CATV, as well as the companyâ€™s other broadcast accessories are used worldwide by such industry leaders as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, RAI, BBC and the Department of Transportation. MultiDyne provides a seven-year warranty on its core product line. For more information, call MultiDyne at 1-877-MULTIDYNE or 1-516-671-7278, visit the companyâ€™s Web site at
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