AEQ TECHNOLOGY AT THE 2019 PANAMERICAN GAMES 10/09/2019
THE HOST BROADCASTER – MEDIAPRO - SELECTS AEQ OLYMPIA3 COMMENTary UNITS FOR THE EVENT
The 2019 Pan American Games, officially the XVIII Pan American Games, are an international multi-sport event that took place between July 26 and August 11, 2019 in Lima (Peru). More than 6500 athletes from the 41 countries of America participated in 39 sports. Immediately after these games were held, the Parapan American Games are held. Both events serve as a classification for the Olympic Games and the 2020 Paralympic Games.
AEQ supplied the designated Host Broadcaster – Mediapro, with 35 units of the OLYMPIA3 commentary units that were installed on the fully equipped commentary positions at all competition venues. The system as of whole was operating with Multi-channel AoIP Network in Dante-AES67 format and the Olympia 3 natively adopts this format and technology. This greatly simplifies the technical installations and renders the system with great dynamism that is required to adopt to rights-holding broadcasters (RHB’s) interests for unilateral coverage and following the results of the competition.
Also, the mixed Zones, Press Centres and the IBC were equipped with AEQ NETBOX Audio Interfaces. These units are ideal to convert Analogue and Digital Audio sources into AoIP Multi-channel flows and vice versa. This allowed connecting areas where the Audio sources and the return signals were Analogue or Digital to enjoy the same benefits as the rest with a minimum adaptation effort.
Finally, to send all the commentator audio signals from Lima to the RHB´s home countries and to provide an audio return circuit, AEQ VENUS3 Dual Channel Audiocodecs were installed. These Codecs were connected via the Public Internet or dedicated IP Networks, depending on the infrastructure deployed for each Rights-holding Broadcaster.
Logically, not only the audio equipment for this important event has been supplied by AEQ. All the necessary remote control software to centralize the system control and technical support as much as possible was also deployed by AEQ. Further, the essential spares for and event of this magnitude, including the necessary support personnel and the operational training for new operators helping to make the most of the deployed equipment, was also part of the supply by AEQ. Head of AEQ’s technical operations in Perú was Mr. Luis Hernandez whom was working in close collaboration with the local Mediapro Team.