NEP Australia chose our Enigma switch matrix / router to provide switching for RF camera coverage at the Presidents Cup in Korea.
NEP Australia – wholly owned by NEP Group Inc. – is the largest outside broadcast and studio facilities company in Australia, providing broadcast infrastructure for major sport and studio productions across the country and internationally.
9 wireless cameras were deployed, with 8 roaming the golf course and 1 on a nearby building. NEP needed to switch multiple antennae to multiple receivers depending on the location of the nine wireless cameras, selecting the best antenna depending on the cameras location on the golf course.
The Enigma series router provided a much more cost effective option than multiple receivers and ASI switches, and was selected for its reliability with dual redundant CPU and power supply modules and hot-swap of all active components. The ease of future expansion was also important for NEP, as they were able to expand their existing matrix with the addition of single input and output cards (up to 32×32 per chassis). Self-diagnostic tools permitted continuous monitoring of the matrix, along with local and remote control functions via a simple web browser interface. The Enigma also provided easy monitoring of all antennae in the system by using one router output to feed a spectrum analyser.
“From the day it arrived, the ETL Enigma series router has formed the basis of all our complex wireless camera operations. If the application calls for switching multiple antennae into multiple receivers, the ETL routers are a great choice.” – Buddhi Fonseka, Senior Link Technician, NEP Australia.