Riedel Communications has released details of its work on the coverage of the 36th America’s Cup, which is employing the company’s hardware and software technologies as part of its 360-degree concept.
Italy’s Luna Rossa PRADA Pirelli will face current America’s Cup holders Emirates Team New Zealand starting on 6th March.
As part of the overall coverage of both the final race and previous events, Riedel’s camera solutions, new audio technologies, and sensor technology have been embedded in a comprehensive technical infrastructure.
This is supported by an on-site team of 30 managing all audio, video, communications, tracking, and data transmission systems, including signals from on-board cameras, chase boats, and helicopters. Riedel has also supplied bespoke equipment for cameras, mics and transmissions systems on each yacht. The company has also closely integrated services and technologies from other technology partners into the production infrastructure, including iXblue, Sennheiser, and Lawo.
Riedel is also providing remote support from its Remote Operations Centre (ROC) in Wuppertal, Germany. The ROC serves as a monitoring and engineering hub through which operators can remotely access the entire system setup in Auckland, including video, audio, and intercom signals.
“We’re thrilled to be playing such a foundational role in this year’s battle for the America’s Cup, the world’s oldest international sporting trophy,” said Thomas Riedel, CEO and founder, Riedel Communications. “Together with our partner suppliers, all of whom represent the global standard in their fields, our team has created a seamless production infrastructure.”
Stephen Nuttall, managing director, production and media rights, America’s Cup added, “With Riedel’s unified technology approach and industry-leading innovation at the heart of the operation of the 36th America’s Cup, the premier sailing competition, we intend to deliver the best possible experience for established and new fans of the sport of sailing.”