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Dejero Enables Live Coverage of ‘Tour de Delta’ Bike Race

Dejero has announced that its broadcast-quality video transport technology was used to support coverage of the White Spot Delta road race in British Columbia, Canada. Hundreds of cyclists travel from across the globe to participate in the event.

One segment of the ‘Tour de Delta’ race is the gruelling White Spot circuit which runs over 12km through the streets of Tsawwassen and requires strength, strategy, precision and endurance from the athletes. What used to be the third stage in the Tour de Delta is now run as a one day International Cycling Union (UCI) event.

To deliver the best coverage of the race, which was streamed live to the Tour de Delta website, SW Event Technologies’ mobile reporting team, including motorcycle camera operators, relied on three Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters, a Dejero receiver and Dejero transceiver to cover the circuit.

Andrew Fountain, a wireless technician at SW Event Technologies, said that the Dejero EnGo transmitters, paired with the receiver, were a perfect combination for the team’s remote motorcycle cameras chasing the cyclists over a 12km course. “Leveraging multiple cellular networks, the EnGo’s HD+ encoding delivered a smooth, crystal clear video image from start to finish,” he said.

“Dejero’s HD+ video encoding tested best for us in the context of fast-moving high-motion sports coverage,” concluded Fountain. “EnGo attaches easily to the back of cameras and is powered by the camera battery."

The events production team relied on two EnGo mobile transmitters to deliver up to 10 Mbps live camera feeds back to the broadcast truck from the motorcycles that followed the 12km race route. At the production truck, a Dejero Broadcast Server connected the camera signals to a video switcher over HD-SDI for use in mixing and live broadcasting. A third Dejero EnGo was attached to a vehicle-mount camera also transmitting live video back to the truck.

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