Only ViaLite RF over fiber suitable for coverage of The Open

The Open Golf Course

TV coverage of The Open golf championship at Royal Birkdale was a mammoth undertaking, particularly for Broadcast RF who provided full RF services at the event. A key component of their operation was RF over fiber. Broadcast RF chose to work with ViaLite RF links to ensure the coverage they provided was reliable and would cover the entire 7156 yard course. “Not all commercially available RF over fiber extension systems provide the facilities that Broadcast RF requires for the outside broadcast market, which is why we chose ViaLite to be the supplier of fiber modules, for our bespoke RF over fiber extension systems,” explained Nick Fuller, Technical Project Manager at Broadcast RF. “What was achieved at The Open this year wouldn’t have been possible without them.” ViaLite’s RF links were used to route the RF signals back from the cameras, located around the course, with the low loss optical fiber easily handling the long distances involved. With the help of ViaLite RF over fiber, Broadcast RF exclusively supplies some of the UK’s largest television facility companies and offers the most innovative RF equipment available.


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