TELEMUNDO USE AEQ XPLORER WIRELESS INTERCOM TO BROADCAST “THE SHOUT” FROM MEXICO 29-10-2019
XPLORER SUCCESSFULLY PROVIDED TELEMUNDO COMMUNICATIONS DURING THE BROADCASTING OF “THE SHOUT” CEREMONY AT THE ZOCALO, GATHERING TENS OF THOUSANDS PEOPLE
Every September 15th in the evening, the Government of the United Mexican States organizes a public ceremony to commemorate the “Shout” for Mexican Independence at the Zócalo Capitalino esplanade, located in the historic center of Mexico City.
This esplanade, considered the world second largest central place, occupies a rectangle area of approx 46,800 square meters. The “Shout” event congregates an estimated 130,000 people.
To cover this event, Telemundo México, with Gerald Malpartida as the Head of Broadcast engineering, used the new AEQ Xplorer for the communications to Miami, FL - USA.
To achieve that, its engineering staff deployed a technological infrastructure that, despite the large amount of people present, allowed securing bidirectional audio service for the communications between the correspondents located in the Zócalo esplanade with the Miami HQs, through high-quality links.
Telemundo’s neuralgic communications center at the Zócalo was implemented at the top floor of a building known as the “Jewelry Center”, located in the front area of the central esplanade. From this point, was established a VPN link with the central headquarters in Miami and providing connectivity with the studios in Mexico.
Once the VPN connection was established, AEQ Crossnet matrix, placed in Mexico, operated with TP8000-series user panels to communicate with the field correspondents and the Miami intercom system. The Xplorer beltpacks were principally used to receive IFB from Miami and were connected to the Crossnet matrix through two access points located in the Zocalo esplanade.
It is worth mentioning that using only two access points could service 4 units of Xplorer with 5G technology and providing high audio quality and low delay. The system was able to cover almost entirely the total esplanade area:
Technical staff and reporters could easily move in field, thanks to the “roaming” function that the Xplorer pack offers.
Also, a full duplex Audio link for backup purposes was established using a Phoenix Venus 3 and Phoenix Alio IP audiocodecs: the portable codec was deployed at the Zócalo esplanade to provide service to the personnel located there.
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