Adtec Digital powers Formula One broadcast

The Qantas Australian Grand Prix, the first official race of the Formula 1™ 2012 season (March 16-18, 2012), was transmitted to Eurovision by the Dutch satellite uplink company Multi-link Holland and the Adtec Digital EN-91 MPEG 4 High Definition Ultra Low Delay Encoder. Multi-Link Holland is responsible for all Formula 1™ EBU (European Broadcasting Union) transmissions.

The EN-91 supports high definition and standard definition MPEG 4 AVC/H.264 video with 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 Chroma sampling, boasting up to eight pairs of audio, We pass, TimeCode, Captions, Teletex, AFD and more as standard features. Multi-link Holland CEO and Founder, Bob Snieder, described the broadcast as “Perfect!” adding, “We didn’t have any issues with the ADTEC EN-91 or RD60 [IRD]. Buying ADTEC was the best move we could have made.”

Paired with the RD60 Integrated Receiver/Decoder, the EN-91 can deliver HD-SDI with end-to-end delays of only 3 frames and with no dedicated fiber link needed like Motion JPEG. Both the EN-91 and RD60 are fully interoperable with leading third-party receivers and encoders. “Not only is Adtec’s technology the best available, but the service and support we get from them is second to none,” shares Mr. Snieder. “These guys go the extra mile for us; they really care about their clients.”

“ADTEC has always and will always strive to exceed our partner’s expectations,” says Michael Armstrong, U.K. – Northern Europe sales manager for Adtec Digital. “We know we not only have better technology at a fair price but we need to have better support too.”

Adtec Digital will be showcasing both the EN-91 and RD60 at NAB 2012 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 16-19, 2012, in booth SU7602. Future partners and all media personnel are invited to stop by for an espresso / cappuccino between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to learn more about the EN-91 / RD60 pairing and other technologies provided by Adtec Digital.

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