Riedel Realizes Custom 360-Degree Technology Concept for Groundbreaking Coverage of 36th America’s Cup

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Feb. 25, 2021 — Riedel’s leading-edge hardware and software technologies are at the core of the 360-degree concept for the coverage of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA, provided for the event by host broadcast partner circle-o. The concept includes an innovative technology approach combining live TV production, event infrastructure, and race management for the premier sailing event, currently underway in the Hauraki Gulf off Auckland, New Zealand.

Italy’s Luna Rossa PRADA Pirelli won the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series, defeating INEOS Team UK. That team will now face the defender of the America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand, starting on March 6.

Riedel delivers innovative camera solutions, new audio technologies, and sensor technology embedded in a comprehensive technical infrastructure. This is supported by an on-site team of 30 members managing all audio, video, communications, tracking, and data transmission systems, including signals from on-board cameras, chase boats, and helicopters. Since all camera, microphone, and transmission systems must withstand extreme marine conditions, Riedel has provided bespoke equipment aboard each competing yacht.

To achieve this, Riedel has harnessed the combined horsepower of the Riedel family of solution providers, ranging from Pidso’s antennas and radar systems over Igtimi’s GPS tracking technologies to highly specialized nautical know-how from Riedel’s Porto R&D hub. Entrusted with the overarching technology concept for the America’s Cup coverage, Riedel also closely integrated services and technologies from other technology partners into the extensive production infrastructure, including well-respected manufacturers like iXblue, Sennheiser, and Lawo.

In addition to on-site engineers, Riedel also provides extensive remote support from its award-winning Remote Operations Center (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. This enables the ROC team to monitor and control essential parameters of the equipment aboard the racing yachts, including camera control, audio setup, GPS data transmission, and battery management, and support the on-site crew in optimizing system performance.

“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. “Decades of experience in the most demanding production environments now culminate in this very special project with very special challenges. Together with our partner suppliers, all of whom represent the global standard in their fields, our team has created a seamless production infrastructure that is enabling circle-o to take its live coverage to thrilling new levels. Their stunning coverage opens up entirely new perspectives on sailing and perfectly illustrates the great impact technology can have on entertainment formats and the tangibility of sporting events.”

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.”

Further information about Riedel and its products is available at www.riedel.net.

# # #

About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Riedel is headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany, and employs over 700 people in 25 locations throughout Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Americas.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Link to Word Doc: www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/210225Riedel-Americas_Cup.docx

Photo Links:
www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/Riedel-Americas_Cup-Bolero_S_Ineos_Britannia.jpg
www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/Riedel-Americas_Cup-HQ_Wuppertal_Setup.jpg
www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/Riedel-Americas_Cup-International_Broadcast_Center.jpg
www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/Riedel-Americas_Cup-Luna_Rossa_Te_Rehutai.jpg
Photo Caption: Riedel’s unified technology approach and industry-leading innovation helps deliver ground breaking coverage.

Follow Riedel Communications
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiedelCommunicationsInternational
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RIEDELnet
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/549773
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/riedelcommunications
Pinterest: http://de.pinterest.com/RIEDELnet/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/riedelcommunications
Slideshare: http://de.slideshare.net/RIEDELCommunications

 

Visit Our Sponsors

Cine Lab, www.cinelab.com

Azden Pro Sound

CSI Rentals

Shaping Light for Video in the Age of LEDs

Directing the Documentary

Set Lighting Technician's Handbook


Related Posts

More Related Industry News Articles

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on google
Google+
Share on email
Email
Scroll to Top