Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent's LTE Supports Live Video Feed for Sail Boat Race

Alcatel-Lucent LTE network solution is supported a live, broadcast video feed of the World Match Racing Tour's German Grand Prix, an international sailing boat race being held this week on Lake Constance, Germany.

Live feeds from Formula-1 and cycling races, soccer games or track and field events are common today. However, the effort involved to get all video shots transmitted to the production studio is significant. Expensive satellite links, proprietary trunk radio systems, and even helicopters with mobile radio antennas are used for this very complex and costly operation.

Alcatel-Lucent said this sailing event demonstrates the LTE technology can replace a traditional set-up for streaming video. For this project, Alcatel-Lucent has set up a complete end-to-end network covering the 4-5 km racing event area -- spanning Lake Constance, Kressbronn as well as the city of Langenargen where the TV production centre is located.

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