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Dubai Media's HD 'Clip-ons' have 'Altitude'

Opening of Burj Khalifa

Following a recent upgrade of two of their D-Cam 'Clip-on' Wireless Camera Systems to HD, Dubai Media International used them up on level 154 for the official opening of the Burj Khalifa by the Ruler of Dubai,Sheikh Mohamed.

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At over 800 metres (2625 feet) and around 300 metres (!) taller than its nearest rival, the Burj Khalifa is the World's tallest building - roughly twice as high as the Empire State Building. It cost $1.5 Billion to build and forms the centrepiece of the $20 Billion 'Downtown Dubai' development.

The tower also lays claim to the highest occupied floor, the tallest service lift, and the world's highest observation deck - on the 124th floor. Ultimately, levels 152 - 154 will be the Chairman's office. Above this, floors 157-160 have been allocated to broadcasters and telecoms companies for the installation of communications and ancillary equipment.

Two 'Clip-on' HD systems up on the 150th floor

As part of Dubai Media International's live coverage of the spectacular opening ceremony positioned two 'Clip-on' HD systems up on the 150th floor, the highest commercial real estate in the World. Other Gigawave wireless camera systems were used alongside conventional cameras to provide four HD OB trucks with live images. These included two systems rented in from UK rental specialist, Broadcast RF. A recently acquired Gigawave digital HD downlink system was also used to to provide beauty shots of the Burj Khalifa and downtown Dubai from a Cineflex HD equipped helicopter.

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