The entire NBC Olympics broadcast is rolling through Telect bays. Last year, NBC Sports Group installed a series of our Advanced Distribution Frames at its broadcasting headquarters in Stamford, Conn., in preparation for this year's big event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Our Telect offices were abuzz this week with the news a picture of ADFs was included in Jonathan Tannenwald's Philadelphia Inquirer story entitled, Behind the scenes of NBC's huge Olympics production."
In the article Tannenwald writes:
Every second of video shot at the Olympics — including the intensely watched U.S. women's gymnastics team — passes through that small room on its way to the network's 1,800 terabytes of storage disks. That includes footage from 250 cameras used by NBC for its event coverage and broadcasts from eight studios: two in Rio and six in Stamford.
Tannenwald notes NBC analytics show viewers consumed 852 million minutes of live streaming video online — just in the first week of NBC coverage.
Tim Canary, NBC Sports Group's vice-president of engineering, told Tannenwald the switch from copper to fiber-optic cabling has made a huge difference in the network's capabilities.
"The space you have to have if this would have been all copper (wire) would be staggering," Canary said. "The flexibility of this is unsurpassed compared to what it used to be years ago."
Wayne Williams, Telect CEO, noticed the remaining termination trays on the fiber-optic cable-management frames.
"Terabytes of data are flowing through our frames and they aren't even fully loaded," he said. "They still have a ton of available space for more cable.
"I love that our frames were perfect for the Olympics and there is room to grow."
The Telect ADF is a total front-access modular distribution cable bay, equipped with posts, spools and unique arcs with wave-like ridges for grouping patch cords. It efficiently manages 30mm bend-radius protection throughout the entire frame.
Users can connect any two points within the frame with a 4.5-meter patch cord. (The ADF can accommodate many different lengths of patch cords, though!)
The Telect ADF is designed to manage high-density fiber-optic applications and provide maximum cable-routing flexibility. And the next-generation SuperHD optical distribution frame is all set for the next big NBC production.
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