WISI & the 2018 FIFA World Cup
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is underway in Russia and continues until the final match on July 15th. The tournament involves 32 teams, which over a period of 64 matches will compete to become the champion. A total of twelve new or heavily modernised stadiums will host the matches in eleven cities. TV channels, broadcasters and technology providers have all worked hard to provide the infrastructure to ensure that every football enthusiast can watch video content from all angles.
WISI, the leading developer and supplier of top technology products for the key areas of communication and television, has configured local TV broadcasting networks in and around all twelve competition sites together with a Russian partner. This contributes significantly to the transmission of HD-produced content within and between the twelve stadiums and the International Broadcast Center (IBC).
To broadcast live content in DVB-C, from HD cameras during the matches via network headend to monitors for commentators and pressrooms, WISI has provided each stadium with a local HFC network. In order to meet the organisers’ demands for very low latency – transmission speed less than 300 milliseconds between camera and monitor – WISI has delivered its high density platform Tangram, with Edge-QAM GT23W modules, and optical components and amplifiers from its product portfolio.
For produced content such as interviews and press conferences before and after each match, WISI has equipped each stadium with Chameleon GNHWENC2S encoders for distribution of content in DVB-C and IP streams between stadiums and the IBC.
Heinrich Heibel, WISI’s Director International Sales says the following:
“WISI’s proven technology and solutions have convinced for two reasons. They meet the highest demands concerning transmission speeds, and they offer an excellent price performance ratio.”
We wish all participating countries good luck, and may the best team win…Congratulations on winning, France!
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WISI Communications GmbH & Co. KG (WISI)
Wilhelm Sihn Jr. founded WISI in 1926 in Niefern-Oeschelbronn (Germany). For nine decades the high-tech company has been one of the world’s pioneers in broadband reception and distribution technology. Today, WISI is active worldwide providing components for broadband networks, fiber optics for broadband, digital signal reception, processing and modulation for TV and radio, in-house multimedia and more. WISI currently employs 600 people at production sites in Germany, Europe, Canada and Asia. The company has subsidiaries in France, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Spain, Canada, Dubai and China. In addition, WISI co-operates with more than 100 partners in all important international markets. For more information, visit www.wisi.de.
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