Radio Active Designs Keeps Communication On Track During Monster Energy Supercross Racing Events

AMA Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is a dirt bike racing competition produced in the world’s premier indoor/outdoor stadiums on a dirt Supercross track. This year the fast-paced, action-packed races – 17 in total — utilized Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercom systems to ensure rock-solid communication throughout each event.

“The championship is 17 weeks long and consists of 17 races held in the United States and Canada,” explains Maxie Williams, producer and show director. “Needless to say, communication is key. We made the move to the UV-1G and were extremely happy with it – they are much cleaner than what we used last year.”

Williams used all six channels of the UV-1G base station, deploying six RAD bodypacks for each event. The UV-1G base station is rack mounted directly below his console allowing him immediate access to the production staff. Because the UV-1G base station operates in a sliver of UHF bandwidth while the RAD packs utilize the relatively unused VHF range, there is more RF bandwidth available for operation of other wireless devices. Given the busy event schedule, this was another bonus for the production team.

Williams concludes, “The system was very easy to set up, which was extremely important given the number of events and locations that the championship consisted of. Plus the software is very user friendly, easy to get around and simple to tweak – I was extremely happy with the system.”

 

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Radio Active Designs On Site For Freightliner Inspiration Truck Launch At Hoover Dam

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently debuted their new Freightliner Inspiration Truck at a spectacular event at Hoover Dam attended by several hundred international news media, trucking industry analysts and officials.

OSK Communications out of New York created the “big idea” – which included projecting an impactful video on the wall of the Hoover Dam. SIAM Productions produced the overall event and tapped Creative Technology (CT) to deliver the spectacular video reveal and immersive sound to the audience. CT relied upon three Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercoms to ensure the production went off without a hitch.

“It was an incredible undertaking,” explains Danny Guerrero, Systems Engineer at Creative Technology. “There were 60 projectors set up in scaffolding more than 2500 feet from the Hoover Dam. Each of the three viewing sites were equipped with sound. We ran from 500 feet to 5000 feet of fiber to tie in all production and spectator site’s, the entire event was really quite spectacular.”

CT utilized the UV-1G units to keep lines of communication open throughout the event. A total of 18 RAD packs were in use by production personnel. The Enhanced Narrow Band wireless intercom system offers RF channels possessing an occupied bandwidth of a mere 25 kHz with the audio characteristics expected of a traditional FM system. The UV-1G uses VHF for the belt pack portable devices leaving more room for operation of other wireless devices such as in-ear monitors and wireless microphones.

“Because of the size of the event it was extremely important that everyone involved be in constant contact,” Guerrero adds. “Once the launch kicked off, it needed to go off without a hitch. The UV-1G Wireless intercom is a great product – we use them every day. They are reliable and integrate easily with our existing analog partyline or digital matrix intercom systems. I recommend them to everyone.”

 

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Photo Cutline: Creative Technology projected stunning video on the Hoover Dam while delivering an immersive sound experience to attendees of the truck launch.

 

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Julie McLean Clark
JMC Communications
O: 269 262 4842
M: 269 240 3175
juliemcleanclark@gmail.com