Microwave Radio Communications (MRC) today announced that CP Communications provided five MRC Link HD wireless camera systems to Fox Sports and NFL Network for coverage of Super Bowl XLII. These state-of-the-art radios provided primary feeds for the day‘s coverage from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona - the most-watched Super Bowl game in NFL history. In addition Fox Sports and NFL Network used two systems each for the pre-game festivities.
CP Communications partnered with Total RF Productions to deploy two hand-held units and two SteadiCam mounted units that transmitted live HD coverage from the red carpet area, the NFL Experience, the Willie Nelson concert and activity in the VIP tents before going inside the stadium for coverage of the game.
“The MRC Link systems were deployed in and around the stadium all day and they worked flawlessly” said Kurt Heitman, SVP of Sales and Marketing for Red House Holdings, which owns both CP Communications and Total RF Productions. “We had a receive system set up outside of the stadium on a JLG scissor lift which was about 50 feet in the air. That gave us approximately 600 yards of coverage area from which we brought in the red carpet area, the NFL Experience, the VIP tents and the Willie Nelson concert”.
About CP Communication - CP Communications is the leading source for the rental of production communications equipment and services. With over twenty-two years experience, CP Communications provides high quality, sophisticated wireless and wired video and audio, fiber optics and communications systems to the Broadcast, Theatrical, Live Event, Film, Corporate and other entertainment industries. CP Communications was recently acquired by Red House Holdings which also owns Total RF Productions.
About Microwave Radio Communications- MRC has played a critical role in supplying systems for television broadcasting, government, law enforcement, emergency services, satellite and telecommunications worldwide for over forty years. MRC provides the Next Generation of Workflow Solutions to facilitate microwave connectivity in support of distribution and contribution applications utilizing the latest enhanced transmission products and technologies. The latest MRC Workflow Solutions support the migration to HD, IP and diversity applications. From the most basic system design to the most complex integrated system, MRC is “the” solution provider for video microwave communications. MRC is an independent operating division of Vislink plc.