AEQ TECHNOLOGY WAS USED FOR AUDIO BROADCASTING IN 5th ASIAN INDOOR GAMES 11/10/2017
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) has held the 5th Asian Indoor Games during September, within the city’s new Olympic complex. This area comprises 30 buildings, including the Central Stadium, Aquatics venue, Velodrome, Judo pavilion, Athlete’s village and the International radio and television Broadcasting Center (IBC).
During two weeks, more than ten thousands athletes from 17 different Asian and Oceania countries competed for medals in 21 different sports such as tennis, chess, weight lifting, fighting, etc.
The organizing committee selected AEQ digital technology to build up the complete commentary audio system during the celebration of these games. The selected platform was AEQ OLYMPIA commentary system, thanks to its ability to cover large sports events (managing up to 5000 independent audio channels), its high reliability -featuring redundant options for each of its components- and its proven solvency in many similar events as demonstrated by AEQ references such as olympic events, football world and European cups, athletics world championships, etc.
BC2000-D frames hold different kinds of specialized modules: system controllers, DSP, analog and digital input/output, MADI Multichannel digital links, IP intercom and monitoring and commentary position control cards.
The most important software application is the commentary position controller (Virtual CCU). Sometimes, other tools are used, such as circuit testers and IP intercoms. The system is fully tailored to the customer’s requirements.
The complete system included 52 commentary positions, some of them deployed permanently in 10 fixed locations, while others were dynamically distributed among the rest of venues. These commentary positions were connected to 23 BC2000-D frames where the audio signals are concentrated, processed and distributed. Also, 40 AEQ Phoenix audiocodecs were installed to transmit the commentary audio signals from the IBC to each broadcaster’s central studio in Ashgabat during the competitions.
The deployed architecture allows for total system integration, permitting either centralized or local control according to each particular need, with no hardware modifications required.
In order to ensure the successful project’s completion, AEQ has sent, during the last 3 years, several specialists from Madrid to Ashgabat, leaded by CTO Jose Antonio Martinez, in order to collaborate during the installation, start-up and configuration phases and, finally, during last September, an important human team was also deployed to provide technical service and system operation.