xG TECHNOLOGY’S VISLINK BUSINESS PROVIDES WIRELESS CAMERA TRANSMISSION SUPPORT FOR WORLD’S LARGEST SAILING EVENT
SARASOTA, FLORIDA, JUNE 21, 2017 – xG® Technology, Inc. (“xG”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a leading provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced that its Vislink business is providing wireless camera transmission capabilities to support the live stream broadcast of the largest sailing event in the world.
Vislink equipment is being deployed by Sales Cube GmbH (Sales Cube), Vislink’s official reseller in Germany, at the Kiel Week Regatta (also known as Kieler Woche), which runs from June 17th to June 25th, 2017. In addition to being the largest sailing event in the world, Kiel Week is the largest summer festival in northern Europe. Held in Kiel, Germany, it brings together close to 5,000 sailors, 2,000 ships and approximately three million visitors from around the world each year.
“IMT and Vislink solutions remain the trusted choice of broadcast professionals for capturing unique views and transmitting action from iconic events and locations,” says George Schmitt, executive chairman and CEO of xG Technology. “High-profile events like the renowned Kiel Week demand the performance, range, reliability and flexibility that our systems provide.”
The project called for the deployment of a new watercraft-based wireless transmission system to feed into the live stream broadcast from the event. Sales Cube worked with Vislink to specify an equipment list that would enable reliable ship-to-shore live transmission of footage while minimizing power consumption and payload.
Among the Vislink equipment being used is a next-generation, highly customizable wireless camera transmission system capable of supporting the dynamic action of live sporting events, as well a suite of diversity receivers and decoders targeted at compact wireless camera and microwave link use. Additional Vislink components were incorporated to optimize the video transmission and maintain image quality.
“Sales Cube is a proud partner and reseller of Vislink solutions and furthermore helps all customers with special developments and integration, as well as onsite support if required,” says Martin Geritz, head of sales for Sales Cube. Sales Cube specializes in the integration of professional and innovative video transmission systems for media and broadcast productions around the world. More information on Sales Cube can be found at www.salescube.tv.