Vislink wireless camera system reveals the new Dubai Metro in High Def at its inauguration



Vislink’s LINK wireless camera system was used to reveal the first TV pictures, in High Definition, of Dubai’s new state-of-the-art Metro system at its inauguration by HH Sheikh Mohammed Al Makthoum. Cubic Vision Production covered the proceedings for live broadcast on Dubai TV.

Map in Dubai Metro.
Map in Dubai Metro.

The inauguration took place at 09.09pm on the 9th of September, starting at the Mall of Emirates Metro station.

HH Sheikh Mohammed then walked from the ticket hall via several passages and tunnels into the station. This was a challenging assignment for a wireless camera system, as the passages were underground and about 30 meters apart.

For the walk-about element of the ceremony Cubic Vision selected Vislink’s L1500 HD wireless camera system with LMS-T modulation to deliver high quality, interruption free coverage.

Muder Abu Fasha of Cubic Production, U.A.E. comments:

“Extremely good quality signals throughout the coverage, no delay or loss, exactly what we need for a live application. In a public place with restricted space we can’t use too many cables. What we loved about the LINK L1500 was the fact that it was so easy to use. The set-up was extremely quick and straightforward and the down converters are very small and neat, so we didn’t need to carry any heavy tripods and thick triax cables.”

LMS-T was developed by Link Research to provide a higher performance alternative to DVB-T for wireless camera systems. In contrast to DVB-T, LMS-T modulation does not suffer the frequent drop-outs and interference at the bandwidths required for high quality HD transmission, particularly in challenging indoor environments.

Vislink’s Middle East headquarters is located in Dubai. Broadcasters throughout the region are deploying Vislink’s ADVENT satellite communications systems, MRC microwave links and LINK wireless camera systems.