Field Report: Boxx Zenith

Boxx TV’s wireless Zenith system was used to transport video at the Roger Cup tennis tournament.

The Boxx TV Zenith system was installed at the Roger Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, Canada for live coverage of the Rogers Cup.

The system was used for cameras during promotional events within the centre court and around the site. Engineers also used the AES audio for a host feed that was used around the site to highlight activities and promotions.

The main receiver was used for the centre court. From that main court, a secondary antenna was installed for covering the grounds approximately 400-450ft away.

The Zenith wireless system is designed for wireless ENG and HD live productions where range and signal reliability are essential. The unique network capability of the system allows for an almost infinite shooting area by deploying inexpensive receiver nodes wired with Category-5 cabling.

The bandwidth is adjustable (between 5-40MHz) and one of the strengths of the Zenith system is its ability to navigate around interference when operating in “wide-bandwith mode” making the link robust and extremely stable.

Zenith is fully configurable via a Web interface and statistics can be monitored on portable devices (such as an iPhone allowing the operator the flexibility to configure the system for optimal HD wireless transmission within any environment.

The Zenith system provides a scalable modular solution allowing trade-offs between budget and performance with as little as 60 milliseconds latency.

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