Tele-Ponto Supports Brazil's Big Year with Optocore

Optocore supplied a total of 12 RTS-configured V3R-FX-INTERCOM devices

If one country has been defined by the celebration of 2014 then it has been Brazil. Already famous for its carnivals this summer it exploded into life by hosting the FIFA World Cup.

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With the potential requirement for sophisticated point-to-point communication systems, broadcast service companies like Tele-Ponto started casting the net for solutions, and it was not long before Optocore came under their radar.

“Tele-Ponto had been looking for a solution to integrate with our RTS intercom systems and [RTS senior support engineer] Chuck Roberts suggested Optocore,” stated Milena Ranalle, from the company’s Import department. “In Brazil some companies are already using fibre with audio, video and data, so that's the reason we were searching for a complementary system.”

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Based in Santo André City at São Paulo, it did not take the company long to place their first order, with the 2014 Carnival in Salvador top of their list for the new system deployment.

Optocore supplied a total of 12 RTS-configured V3R-FX-INTERCOM devices, which were developed to enable direct interfacing between the Optocore open transmission and RTS platforms, allowing for a flexible audio based intercom transport solution. They also supplied Tele-Ponto with a quantity of standard X3R-FX devices (configured 8LI, 8LO and 8MI) as well as an X6R-FX-8AE/8MI converter and DD4MR-FX MADI digital interface.

Commentary Positions in a World Cup Stadium

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Aside from the Carnival so far this year the broadcast company has used Optocore solutions at the Summer X Games, Foz do Iguaçu (Iguaçu Falls); Opening Ceremony for the FIFA World Cup in São Paulo; various World cup matches in Brasilia Stadium; Horizonte Stadium; Fortaleza Stadium; Belo Horizonte Stadium, providing coverage for Bandeirantes TV Channel in São Paulo and Fox TV Chanel in Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo.

Tele-Ponto focuses its attention 80% on the broadcast sector, providing OB services for all the TV channels in the country, majoring on RTS Inbtercom Systems, for whom Optocore has developed a special interface. Occasionally the company also works alongside rental companies on special televised events.

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As Optocore’s official partner in Brazil, Milena adds, “Our knowledge and experience, together with skilled technicians, ensure that customers always receive the best solution for their needs.“We had been looking for a single solution for fibre with audio, video and data transmission over fibre, and with Optocore we have found exactly this kind of equipment — compact and with uncomplicated connections.”

About Optocore
Based in Munich, Germany, OPTOCORE is the world market leading provider of high bandwidth, low latency, resilient, scalable and flexible fibre optic based networks for the transmission of audio, video and data. For 19 years, Optocore has been continuously innovating and setting new standards with regards to digital network technology. OPTOCORE builds and develops synchronous optical fibre and CAT5 based network solutions for broadcast professionals — for fixed installations and live event applications. Utilising leading-edge technology and high-quality components Optocore guarantees durability and therefore long-term market and customer satisfaction. Due to the open system architecture, Optocore’s platform offers other manufacturers the option to transfer conventional standard audio, video and data formats used in the pro audio industry, via an Optocore network. Technical expertise, QoS and an extensive support structure are guaranteed to all customers, together with the highest level of quality controls.

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