Wireless RF For Live Sports? CP’s On It


Live event production tech services company CP Communications is now providing wireless RF technology and a camera package to a specialty camera system company based in Tulsa for live coverage of professional and collegiate basketball.

Supracam has incorporated the technology in its coverage, and was used earlier this year for telecasts of the women’s college basketball Final Four at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

It is also in place at the Barclays Center for all remaining Brooklyn Nets home games for the 2020-2021 season.

Supracam is using CP’s standard Sony HDC-P1R camera package, which includes the compact HD camera, wide angle zoom lens, CP Custom Paint Control to adjust and optimize individual colors, and a Wave Central Pico+ wireless RF video transmitter. Supracam’s RF transmission strategy, which includes frequency selection prior to each game, ensures the best reliability and coverage for live, wireless content acquisition inside arenas where WiFi signals are prevalent.

Established in 2014, Supracam provides unique aerial shots for sports and other events with its computer-controlled system, which smoothly moves a camera across cables vertically and horizontally.

“As the excitement of live sports as we know it returns, specialized camera systems like the Supracam aerial system help capture that excitement for viewers,” said Aaron Segarra, Vice President of Sales at CP Communications. “We are proud to partner with them and bring these unique visuals to Brooklyn Nets fans through the rest of the season.”